How Well Do We Know Indian Authors?
Ask anybody to name few English novelists and the reply will mostly be Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham or Dan Brown. Never would anyone come up with Kiran Desai or Jhumpa Lahiri! It might be just my imagination but if you pay a little attention, you’ll know that it’s definitely the case. May be Indian writing in English is a bit less triumphant but you can’t really blame it… (0 comment)

Top five books of 2013
2013 is almost ready to bid us goodbye. While we are all set to welcome the New Year with full fun and fervour, we shouldn’t forget the things for which we can thank this passing year. And, why not mention books amongst those things! 2013 was indeed a special year from a literal point of… (0 comment)

Self-publishing is the most modern thing that has happened in the book world. And, more than modern, I think it’s the best that any author can imagine. Usually, what used to happen was that struggling authors would go to every publisher in the market and the publishers would separate the wheat from the chaff. The… (0 comment)

Currently, the status of Hindi language in literature is as unpromising as it can ever be. Blame it on our modernity or the importance that we give to English language, Hindi literature is in its worst phase. Here’s a little proof if you want… How many of you have heard these names? Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh… (0 comment)

Cultural influences in writing and on writers, have been in the mainstream for way too long. From the legendary classics to the contemporary writers now a days, you’ll witness this impact. The books in forms of the various inferences and references mentioned, exhibit a peculiar cultural impact. More or less, it depends on the cultural… (0 comment)

Book Fair. Publishing. And international ties! Odd one out, there isn’t any! Book Fairs are an integral part of the publishing industry. True that! But international ties? Well, for an avid reader, it migh be little incomprehensible to understand the significance of such ties and reading, but for the publishing industry at large, international relations… (0 comment)

Like India, its literature is also popular for its multiplicity of language, culture and talent. This vibrant hybrid has significantly contributed towards enriching the canvas of Indian literature. Works of international authors are slowly getting diverted towards India owing to their translation in many languages, and consequent rise in royalty. From all perspectives, literary awards… (0 comment)