Literature

The month gone by was one of many lessons for keen observers of contemporary Indian publishing. Over-hyped books, billed as astute and nuanced accounts like "Cyber Sexy", turned out to be major disappointments while surprise releases like "The Spy Chronicles" garnered international attention....

A writer who seldom makes public appearances, Anuradha Roy rides against the tides of our times and is known for three previous outstanding novels -- "An Atlas of Impossible Longing"; "The Folded Earth" and "Sleeping on Jupiter"....

Its the dull season in the literary space and most known writers are currently doing what they are meant to do -- write. Shuffling between literature festivals and promotional events from mid-September to March, the harsh summer months provide the much-needed space for writers to focus on their craft as their minds are not shattered by constant invitations...

Not long ago, when the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here was at the centre of a burning controversy -- with its student leaders and several professors being dubbed "anti nationals" -- a playwright and theatre director, who, in his own words, "was born and raised in JNU", took serious note of it. And he did what he does best -...

From October 2017 onwards, just as the chill of the winter was settling in over northern India, several biographies and memoirs hit the stands one after the other. This continued all through the season of literature festivals, but as the mercury levels rise, fiction finds its place once again. The IANS recommendations for the month fea...