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

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"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.

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

Oct 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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.


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

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.

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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.


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


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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


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.


07 December, 2020

My Fiction Explores The Repressive Nature Of Our Education System: Saikat Majumdar

Sohana Manzoor

Dr Saikat Majumdar discusses his novel-writing process, the crisis in the liberal arts field and shares his thoughts on creative writing.


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07 November, 2020

Three Ways To Read Homer’s Iliad

Lalit Kumar

The ancient anti-war epic has mesmerized millions, from Alexander the Great to modern day playwrights and authors


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates a fertilizers factory to the nation as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and others clap, in Gorakhpur.

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A policeman recovers the smuggled liquor bottles from a truck at Patrakar Nagar, in Patna.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in Karnajora, Uttar Dinajpur.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) President Jayant Chaudhary during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav waves at the crowd during 'Parivartan Sandesh' rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Meerut.

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Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta