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Book Review: White Tears Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad's White Tears Brown Scars is an informative and compelling read. In this work, Hamad lays bare inconvenient truths that seek to inspire reflection in readers and which provide a framework from which to contemplate history,...

Delicious news for Indian chocolate lovers

A new contest in India celebrates the golden jubilee of Roald Dahl's classic

Ind V Aus through the ages

Sydney-based historian Kersi Meher-Homji’s latest book is a must-read for cricket fans
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Adelaide’s Jaipur Literature Fest, 2019 was a star-studded affair

Source: Instagram/JLF Literature Festival nuggets Scottish writer William Dalrymple traces his family back to Mughal princess Noorjehan, but also has some Brahmin blood in his...

Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar passes away

Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77. He had been admitted for treatment of brain haemorrhage to a private hospital where...
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Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island review: Magic of the Bonduki story

Gun Island By Amitav Ghosh Journeys to distant lands, migration and ancient connections between civilisations are recurring themes in Amitav Ghosh's books. His latest offering, Gun Island, is a story of travel and migrations, overlaid with...

Diwali books for kids: Illustrations, characters and activity based reads

Listicle of a variety of books based around Diwali. Sometimes it is a straightforward retelling of tales or the activities on and before Diwali day

Amitabha Bagchi bags $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

Amitabha Bagchi, winner of the DSC Prize 2019, receives the trophy from Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali. Amitabha Bagchi 's brilliant novel "Half The Night Is Gone"...

Sikh Heritage: A succinct and delightfully-photographed glimpse into the Sikh community

There have been plenty of books on Sikhs, their valour, their customs and their culture, but what makes Sikh Heritage: A History Of Valour And Devotion standout is that it encompasses not...

Urdu Mahabharata e-book in Rekhta’s virtual library

Urdu virtual library at www.Rekhta.org. Source: rekhta.org It's a virtual library where some 90,000 titles in Urdu - including the Mahabharata and the Quran, as also autobiographies, fiction,...