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Hungarian author edges out India's Amitav Ghosh to bag Man Booker prize

Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won Britain’s prestigious Man Booker International prize for his achievement in fiction as he edged out India’s Amitav Ghosh and eight others......

Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for Man Booker prize

Amitav Ghosh on Tuesday emerged as the only Indian author among 10 finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to the English language writing. Kolkata born,......

Modi being PM would be destabilising: Amitav Ghosh

After Amartya Sen, yet another noted intellectual has come out strongly against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Acclaimed author and Padma Shri awardee Amitav Ghosh has said that for him Modi......

Amitav Ghosh among 12 longlisted for UK prize

Indian author Amitav Ghosh is among a group of award-winning writers and poets to make the longlist of Warwick Prize for Writing in London on Wednesday. The biennial prize run by Britain's......

Yet again, Amitav Ghosh sails on opium

Man and opium have a relationship that goes back to the infancy of mankind. Human civilization is inconceivable without it,' Amitav Ghosh said during an interview with an American radio station in......

Jerry Rao's mission: Affordable housing

When I broached the subject of 'Lunch with BS', with Jaithirth (Jerry) Rao, he'd said he would prefer to have a simple meal at home rather than in a restaurant. So I head out in the pouring rain to......

Big bucks? Authors too are getting them

Authors have finally started making news in India, with the size of their book advances and not just their books themselves. Ramachandra Guha had publishers vying to offer him upwards of a crore of......

Are the IIMs profiteering?

(This is a sequel to the article by this author [April 1] that looked at the issue from the perspective of the student. This article tries to complete the discussion by looking at the proposed fee......

Deepa Mehta makes film on Midnight's Children

Known for her daring choice of subjects in filmmaking, director Deepa Mehta has now taken up yet another challenge of adapting Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children into a film. The Booker prize......

'8 is inoffensive to Islam'

An educated Muslim woman in New York decides to leave her husband and son to become the second wife of a traditional Muslim man and wear a veil. Eyebrows will surely be raised at the short film......

Lost in translation

In a few weeks when Manil Suri, a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, will begin promoting his new book The Age of Shiva, some of his fans may want to revisit his first book The......
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The neo-orientalist agenda

In spite of being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 and getting high praises from novelists like Amitav Ghosh, AS Byatt, Anita Desai,... ...
The successful book store you haven't heard of

In the Mumbai of the late 1950s-early 1960s, a Gujarati porter worked at the Victoria Terminus railway station for almost a decade. He quit to... ...

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