Literature

Can a city develop a characteristic, exclusive literary style? A long-standing convention divides the Urdu ghazal tradition into "Dabistan-e-Dehli" and "Dabistan-e-Lakhnau" or Delhi and Lucknow schools, each with an array of poets and devoted adherents - and fierce critics. The role of both the cities in Urdu literature is beyond disput...

British author Jeffrey Archer will give the capital a miss when he heads out for a five-city tour of India to promote his new book in March, his publishers said Friday....

Study of the Crusades - "the first big clash of civilisations" - is still relevant in a world where religious conflict still rages and Western armies recently intervened in the Middle East, says a scholar who seeks to overturn the millennium-old, West-centric view of their origins....

The global economic slowdown did restrict "impulsive buyers" from splurging at the four-day India Art Fair (IAF) but it didn't defuse the enthusiasm of the national and international galleries from participating in the annual event, despite not generating enough sales. For the majority, participation is a way of educating people in contemporar...

Shakespeare’s love story, Romeo and Juliet will be staged at the Access Theater in Tribeca, New York on February 6 and runs through February 22. Produced by the Hypokrit Theatre Company, founded by Arpita Mukherjee and Shubhra Prakash, two award winning theatre professionals, the drama is set in New Delhi, but the characters speak Shakespearean...

The Uttar Pradesh government will renovate the neglected red sandstone structure here that was once the rich library of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's brother Dara Shikoh, a great scholar who sought to explore the commonality between Islam and Hinduism and translated Hindu scriptures, including the Upanishad, into Persian....

Today, most people are aware that English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers. Moreover, English is no longer a foreign language in the strictest sense. Having the ability to contact with people globally and travel easily is just two of the many reasons for gaining English language skills....