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Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

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Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

Who is Kancha Illiah Shepherd? CLARIFICATION ABOUT MY ASSOCIATION WITH CHRISTIANS One of the recurring accusations of the recent Arya Vysya agitators and their associate Paripurnanada Swamy, a hater of St. Mother Theresa and Christian human service, against me is that I have a Christian agenda behind my writing. This is absolutely false. I have […]

Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old  are reality today

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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old are reality today

 In the memory of India’s prominent poet, essayist, literary critic and political critic, the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh of Bihar organised a Muktibodh Janmashatabdi Samaroh at Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh. Senior Journalists, poets and writers of Bihar came to speak on how Muktibodh is relevant in today’s scenario. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh lived from 1917-1964. It is 100 […]

From Chandni Chowk to Delhi Choked: Delhi Litfest

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From Chandni Chowk to Delhi Choked: Delhi Litfest

New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) The fifth edition of Delhi Literature Festival is set to kick off from February 10, with a host of speakers including renowned writers like Ashok Vajpeyi, William Dalrymple and Taslima Nasreen among others. The three-day-festival will open with a session by Swapna Liddle, author of “Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City […]

Award to save ‘endangered’ nature writing?

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Award to save ‘endangered’ nature writing?

Bombay –based writer Meghna Pant will receive the  Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON (Fellows of Nature) South Asia Short Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story “People of the Sun.” She will be felicitated with the award as well as a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh  next month. Two other Indian […]