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Through My Verse: Three Poems On Breaking Free

Dec 18, 2021 Eshita Bhat

The poet urges her readers to break free from their mundane 9-to-5 lives and search for the numinous.

S Sivadas, Deepa Balsavar Win Big Little Book Awards 2021

Dec 11, 2021 PTI

The Big Little Book Awards are presented by Tata Trusts' Parag initiative for significant contribution to children's literature in Indian languages.


Nashik Literary Meet Concludes; Pawar Urges People To Take Marathi Literature To Next Generation

"Marathi language is the pride of Marathi people. Litterateurs should make efforts to get Marathi its glory and politicians should provide necessary co-operation," Pawar said.

Gandhi To Naoroji And Tales Of Emergency: A Look At This Year's NIF Book Prize 2021 Shortlist

Nov 10, 2021 Trisha Mukherjee

The books on the shortlist for the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2021, which was announced on Wednesday, are full of delightful surprises.


Uss Ne Kaha Tha: A Gripping Extrusion Of Gender Binary

Ashar Najmi’s Urdu novel explores the complex perception of gender roles, gender identity and the ubiquitous unitary sexual orientation in the literary framework.

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07 October, 2021

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

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Abdulrazak Gurnah, who recently retired as a professor of post-colonial literature at the University of Kent, got the call from the Swedish Academy in the kitchen of his home in southeast England.


03 October, 2021

Book Extract | Life Is Not A Straight Line: A Fresh Insight Into Krishna Sobti's Rich Oeuvre

Outlook Web Desk

The book titled 'Krishna Sobti: A Counter Archive' is part of the ‘Writer in Context’ series which has been conceptualized to facilitate understanding of Indian writers from different languages.


01 October, 2021

Mahasweta Devi: A Memoir

Ina Puri

Long before Shyamanad Jalan had directed and staged ‘Haazar Chaurasi kee Maa’ we had heard of the real-life mother whose name might or might not have been Sujata. By this time, we had started reading Mashi’s books ourselves and were getting to know her literary world, far removed from our own.


12 September, 2021

Kritidhara (Kittu) Pant, The Travel Writer Who Hasn’t Traveled In The Last 10 Years

Outlook Web Desk

'A House Full of Men’ by Parinda Joshi is a novel about false starts and failed attempts, messy love, refreshing familial bonds, and the importance of being understood…told with bucketfuls of humor.


29 August, 2021

How Folklores Formulate Our Identities

Devina Chandola

A look into folklores' meandering existence in India’s cultural terrain


27 May, 2021

Kalinga Lit Fest’s Bhava Samvad Celebrates Literature In Time Of Pandemic

Outlook Web Bureau

KLF Bhava Samvad has completed one year with more than 200 sessions, 500 Speakers and more than 15 million audience engagement.


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01 April, 2021

Book Review: The Water Phoenix Is A Powerful Memoir Of Childhood Abuse, Anguish, And Redemption

Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

The Water Phoenix is a memoir of childhood abuse, healing and forgiveness by Rituparna Chatterjee.


12 March, 2021

Sahitya Akademi Award 2020: M Veerappa Moily, Arundhathi Subramaniam Among Winners

Outlook Web Bureau

The names of the recipients of the awards were announced by the National Academy of Letters during the opening day of its annual 'Festival of Letters' event


25 January, 2021

10 Books Making A Mark In Modern Literature

Here’s a list of 10 books which are making a mark with their relatable and unique content in the genre of modern literature


12 January, 2021

If You Are Poor, Should You Write Poetry?

Anjana Basu

That's the question the author had when she tried to publish poems written by her domestic help


28 December, 2020

2020 Bookmark: 5 Works of Fiction That Resonated During The Pandemic

Saumya Kalia

Literature about diseases, isolation and waiting helped people make sense of their absurdity and find comfort in their shared familiarity.


25 December, 2020

'Truth Itself Is Powerful': Annie Zaidi On Art, Dissent, And Expression

Saumya Kalia

Zaidi's 'Prelude to a Riot' was shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature and is the winner of Tata Literature festival 2020


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10 December, 2020

Gaja Business Book Prize 2020: Six Titles Celebrating Entrepreneurial Spirit Shortlisted

Outlook Web Bureau

This year's shortlist is a reflection of a 'new breed of confident, ambitious and rising corporate India', says one of the judges.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz