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Six books on shortlist for Shakti Bhatt Prize

Six books were nominated for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize this year. The books in contention for this year’s cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and trophy are:Writer and arts consultant Sanjay Iyer and poet and novelist Jeet Thayil selected the six titles from a list of 74.“Arguably, this is one of the strongest shortlists in the prize’s history,” said Iyer.“The books represent a variety of genres as well...
Source : Rediff |
Category : National

Lyricist Vairamuthu undergoes surgery

Well known Tamil poet, writer and l yricist Vairamuthu today underwent spinal surgery in a private hospital here this morning....
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : National

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for his poetry book "Khara Zaran", an official statement said Saturday.The book was selected by a three-member jury.Other winners announced in Dec, 2013 included Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar and Bodo poet Anil Boro.The winners will be given the award in March during the Festival of...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : Entertainment | City : National

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi gets Sahitya Akademi Award

Gujarati poet Chinu Modi has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for his poetry book "Khara Zaran", an official statement said Saturday.The book was selected by a three-member jury.Other winners announced in Dec, 2013 included Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar and Bodo poet Anil Boro.The winners will be given the award in March during the Festival of...
Source : Chennaionline |
Category : Headlines | City : New Delhi

Fair shows lack of English versions of Tamil works

Thousands of people browsed and bought books at the 37th Chennai Book Fair which concludes today. But what stood out was that the grand exhibition had very little other than Tamil books. An extensive range of translations in Tamil from various European languages and in subjects including science, political thought and philosophy were on view.But for readers unfamiliar with Tamil, there was not much...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Chennai

Meena Kumari’s poems now in English

Meena Kumari’s flirtations with the pen are as seductive as her on-screen persona and now fans have an opportunity to know about the poet in her with a book containing a compelling selection of her poems in Urdu translated into English.“Meera Kumari The Poet: A Life Beyond Cinema”, translated by academician-writer Noorul Hasan and published by Roli Books, has poems in which the late actress talked...
Source : News Room Post |
Category : Others | City : New Delhi

Meri Aankhon Mein Mohabbat Ke Manjar Hain: A Book Review

Dinesh Gupta, the author of 'Meri Aankhon Mein Mohabbat Ke Manjar Hain,' is an engineer by profession and poet by passion from a small town in MP. He loves to read and write, and it does get reflected in the poems he writes, creatively in our national language, Hindi. Although, he is a self confessed romantic poet, he has written on various topics in his first book. The book contains poems, shayaris,...
Source : Merinews |
Category : Entertainment

Javed Akhtar among Sahitya Akademi Award winners for 2013

Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar, and Bodo poet Anil Boro are among those selected for this year's Sahitya Akademi Awards, which were announced Thursday.In all there are eight poetry books, four essays, three novels, two short stories and travelogues each, and one each of autobiography, memoirs and plays selected for this prestigious literary award, an Akademi statement here said.The awarded poetry books...
Source : Prokerala |
Category : City | City : National

Saudi Arabia bans books at fair in a major crackdown

India.Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books, including works by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish, as part of a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the conservative kingdom.RIYADH: Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books, including works by renowned Palestinian poet, as part of a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the conservative kingdom., from which...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : International

Record your favorite poem for the visually impaired

College. He is also a poet with his own blog. But unlike most poets, he can’t choose a book and curl up in a secluded corner. When he wants to hear a new poem, Bendre, who has been visually challenged from birth, has to rely on audio books, a monotonous screen-reading software or patient friends and relatives.    ...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City
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