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Sridhar M, one of the translators of Telugu - The Best Stories of our Times

From farmer suicides to religious politics, the book ‘Telugu - The Best Stories of our Times’ resonates with the current era

The book has been edited by Volga and translated by Alladi Uma and M Sridhar

Published on 20th April 2022

Imagining Imayam in theatrical realism

Prasanna Ramaswamy details the plans in place for her next production, Kathaiyalla Vaazhkai — a theatrical expression of some of Imayam’s short stories

Published on 31st March 2022
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Scripting a Perfect Pitch: Bengaluru-based Script A Hit offers a unique platform for budding writers

Script A Hit is a platform where people can submit ideas to be made into manuscripts by skilled writers, before optioning for publication as novels or screenplays

Published on 13th March 2022
Asai receiving the Kalaignar MU Karunanidhi Porkizhi Award at Chennai Book Fair

The making of a poet

Recognition is difficult to come by for those actively working in the area of Tamil literature.

Published on 24th February 2022
Rama Pandey, Tajender Luthra, Lt General PJS Pannu and other guests at the 10th Delhi Literature Festival.

10th Delhi Literature Festival celebrates Indian writing

The event began on a cheerful note with artiste Vivaan performing a string of classic Bollywood songs to keep the audience entertained

Published on 17th February 2022
Translation from English to Tamil

Thriving with translation

The Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation teams up with publishers and translators to revive and promote forgotten Tamil literary works

Published on 2nd February 2022

Of ecocriticism and flipping the pages of green literature

The Earth Book Club seeks to heavily draw on discourses around green literature, a contemporary genre that derives its roots from ecocriticism that studies the relationship between people and nature

Published on 11th January 2022

Bibhu Datta Rout's literature platform hosts both readers and writers

StoryMirror is one of India's biggest reading and writing platforms with nearly 10,000 schools and corporates participating

Published on 21st November 2021
Stills from Dhanush's Asuran (left), Sivaji Ganesan's Thillana Mohanambal (top right) and Uthama Puthiran (bottom right)

Thamizh Talkies: Will our filmmakers look towards literature?

In Tamil, there hasn’t been much success for films made from books, with a few rare exceptions

Published on 16th November 2021
Filmmaker Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta to direct adaptation of Avni Doshi's novel Burnt Sugar

The book tells the story of Tara, who, after a wild youth, faces challenges when she is older and must rekindle her relationship with her daughter

Published on 8th November 2021

Translator Priya K Nair talks about working on the Malayalam memoir of late forensic surgeon Dr B Umadathan

Titled Dead Men Tell Tales: The Memoirs of a Police Surgeon the book looks at some of Kerala's most high profile murders

Published on 18th June 2021
Spotlight Literature Festival

Spotlight Literature Festival kickstarts tomorrow, features 70 writers from across the world

The festival will witness the participation of acclaimed and established writers

Published on 11th March 2021

Spotlight Literature Festival goes live this weekend, here's what to expect

Spotlight Literature Festival intends to bring forth independent writers, publishers, thinkers, musicians, and artists to create a digital commune that transcends geographic limitations

Published on 9th March 2021

Naom Chomsky, Douglas Stuart and Colm Tóibín among guest speakers at Jaipur Literature Festival’s virtual edition

The 14th edition of the festival will cover art, history, food, travel, climate change, mental health and more

Published on 22nd January 2021

BLF 2020 will feature authors like Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffrey Archer and Chetan Bhagat

The event will be held both online and offline, with outstation speakers participating through Zoom 

Published on 11th December 2020

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