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'We alert people in India to be careful about such books'

A group of Indian-American businessmen initiated the action against Wendy Doniger's controversial book which Penguin India agreed to pulp recently. Rediff.com's Arthur J Pais finds out more. The......

Penguin to destroy Doniger's controversial book on Hindus

Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw copies of United States Indologist Wendy Doniger's book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" following a court-backed settlement with a Delhi-based......

Advance booking: What to read in 2008

Some 'big books' to look forward to in 2008...FictionThe acquisition of Amitav Ghosh's forthcoming Ibis trilogy by Penguin India made big news in literary circles earlier in the year and the first......

'Modi is here to stay for 10 years'

‘Much like Indira, Modi’s strength can also be his weakness’ ‘There is both substance and hype in Modi’ ‘Modi’s challenge is to rise above the hype’......

'Introduce education rooted in India's culture'

'There is no harm in children studying the Vedas; it is part of Indian culture and history... The aim is not to saffronise education,' Shiksha Bachao Andolan chief Dinanath Batra tells Vicky......

The top 10 business bestsellers

Check out the top 10 business bestsellers. WHATEVER YOU THINK THINK THE OPPOSITEAuthor: Paul ArdenPublisher: Penguin BooksPrice: Rs 462.56ISBN: 0141025719A BIAS FOR ACTION: HOW EFFECTIVE MANAGERS......

Sardesai, Ghose quit Network18 Group

Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN, and wife Sagarika Ghose, deputy editor, IBN18, quit after nine years. The churn continues at Network18 Group, in the middle of a takeover by Reliance......

How Yash Birla won one of life's toughest battles

Twenty-two-year-old Yash Birla wakes up at the break of dawn to a phone call that changes his life -- a plane with his parents and sister has just crashed in Bengaluru (then Bangalore). Leaving......

Shiv Nadar biography shelved before publication

Another Penguin book, a biography of HCL’s billionaire founder Shiv Nadar, has been put in cold storage, even as the intelligentsia has spoken up for freedom of expression following the......

Why is Amazon betting big on self publishing in India?

US e-commerce company Amazon says it is betting highly on self-publishing in India. This was a medium termed ‘vanity publishing’ till now. However, says Amazon’s New York-based......

Are you looking forward to Rajnikanth's biography?

This could be the mother of all biographies!Penguin Books India informs that the publishing house is preparing to release Tamil superstar Rajnikanth's first definitive biography this year.Written......

'S D Burman never forgot he was a prince'

'When it came to S D Burman, a Guide song was completely different from a Tere Mere Sapne song which was completely different from a Sharmilee song. Except for their quality, there is nothing to......

'When the baby finally arrived, the neglect I displayed still shames me deeply'

'When I did visit Heeba in Aligarh, she'd look at me as at a stranger, she seldom came near me and neither of us was comfortable when she did,' says Naseeruddin Shah. One of the most talented......

When Dilip Kumar Married Asma

One of Hindi cinema's greatest legends Dilip Kumar has had his share of controversies in life. One of them was his marriage to Asma Rehman, even though he was already married to Saira Banu. Who was......

'Guru Dutt's death was a mystery -- no one knew for sure whether it was a suicide or an accident'

Nasreen Munni Kabir: The Berlin Film Festival was held between 21 June and 2 July 1963. So that means you did not meet him for a whole year, and then you heard he had passed away in October 1964.......

Anand to bring out chess books

Penguin Books India will publish two books on chess, written by World Rapid Chess champion Vishwanathan Anand.The books, tentatively titled 'An Autobiography' and 'How to play Chess', are scheduled......

Penguin to produce Ali Bacher's biography

Dr Ali Bacher has joined forces with Penguin Books South Africa and Standard Bank on a project to produce his long-awaited authorised biography.Theformer executive director of the ICC Cricket World......
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Q. "The Hindus: An Alternative History "a book by Wendy Doniger created controversy and is withdrawn by its Publishes Penguin Books and agreed to shred the unsold copies in IndiaWhat is the controversy in it ! Any Idea ?
RANGBARSE:  A.  more

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Amol Raikar
Q. who are Famous Indian authors and Publishers in English Novels/books
Amol Raikar:  A. alleging inaccuracies and bias in the book. The book has been widely criticized by Hindu community for several factual errors. As part of a...... more

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Q. are you an amateur , professional or expert when it comes to making love ?
PARTHA PATHAK:  A. Rabindranath Tagore, R.K.Narayan, Arundathi Roy, Penguin publishers more

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truth exposed
Q. Does faith and prayer have a role in treatment? How does modern medicine view it?
Truth Exposed:  A. He he he.... Penguin Books is publishing GypsySutra authored by me :p more

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Allahabad's prodigal poet

Posing in a camouflage jacket and faded denims, poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra looks like People magazine's sexiest man alive. He has long black... ...

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'Book' now

Actor Naseeruddin Shah's memoir, And Then One Day, launched at NCPA on November 26 Anil Dharker, Naseeruddin Shah and Shyam Benegal at the... ...

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Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' in shortlist for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri is one of five frontrunners for next year's DSC Prize, one of South Asia's biggest literary awards,... ...

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Stories of camels, cancer and others(IANS Books This Weekend)

Questions of self, courtroom battles, an enduring relationship with camels and story of twins: the IANS bookshelf this weekend is a tempting... ...

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Odyssey with uncle Ulysses

Metempsychosis (Greek). Met him pike hoses (Ulysses). Met him Sykes hoses (Odysseus Abroad). Transmigration of the soul. It happens. With books... ...

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