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David Davidar remembers a master chronicler of India's history

'His genius lay in taking his books of history to another level altogether.' Author-Publisher David Davidar's moving tribute to historian Abraham Eraly, who passed away in Puducherry last week. A......

'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......

Arundhati Roy to Penguin India: 'You owe us writers an explanation'

'The elections are still a few months away. The fascists are, thus far, only campaigning. Yes, it's looking bad, but they are not in power. Not yet. And you've already succumbed?' Booker Prize......

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......

3 Indians honoured for work in children's literature

Three Indians -- an author, illustrator and translator -- have been honoured with diplomas by an international board on books for their work in the area of children's literature.The three -- Ranjit......

Penguin India in digital mode

Penguin is getting ready to launch digital content business in India. With 500 digital titles and counting, John Makinson, CEO of Penguin, is convinced that the publishing house will have a good......

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......

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......

Publishers betting big on business books

The trailblazing India Inc. has found an admirer in book publishing companies. Some of them think that stories on Ratan Tata and Nandan Nilekani, for example, will offer greater value to Indian......

10 business bestsellers

Check out which are the business books flying off the shelves these days in India.1. The World Is FlatAuthor: Thomas L FriedmanPublisher: Penguin BooksPrice: Rs 495ISBN: 0141022728 Buy this book......

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......

Rahman's biography out on June 10

Penguin India today said it will publish a biography on music composer AR Rahman titled A R Rahman: The Musical Storm on June 10. This is the first authorised biography of Rahman to have been......

When Amjad Khan, Attenborough, Sanjeev Kumar got together...

Satyajit Ray's wife Bijoya passed away into the ages on June 2, following a prolonged illness. She had provided a lot of support to her legendary husband, and had penned an autobiography of their......

'It's not a love story, but a ****ed up story'

'There is hardly any boy who thinks he can jump from a high rise building and bash up 50 people. I really wanted people to believe it. That was the starting of my **** up.' Aarya Babbar gets very,......

'Go after Sanjay Dutt and kill him'

'Two things were clear: Firstly, Salem and Sanjay were no longer friends. Two, Salem was gunning for Sanjay.' 'The actor was in Goa at the time, along with his friend and the director of Kaante,......

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......
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Judge Asked Lawyer's Son to Type First Few Pages of Judgement

NEW DELHI: While preparing the judgement in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, special CBI judge had to bank on his lawyer's son's typing... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Book-on-Aarushi-Judge-Asked-Lawyers-Son-to-Type-First-Few-Pages-of-Judgement/2015/07/07/article2907477.ece
Rajesh Talwar Jail Diary Excerpted in New Book

13:38 IST Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar accused for the murder of their daughter Aarushi. New Delhi: How Aarushi Talwar was murdered in her... ...

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Murders that Shook Middle-Class India to the Core

Bharti Mandal rang the doorbell at L-32 Jalvayu Vihar. This was her temporary workplace, and the home of the Talwars, Rajesh, Nupur and their... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Murders-that-Shook-Middle-Class-India-to-the-Core/2015/07/07/article2905854.ece
This French Artist Teaches India The Kama Sutra, One Alphabet At A Time!

French illustrator Malika Favre has observed the letter and spirit of the Kama Sutra - and has depicted the positions in the form of the English... ...

http://m.indiatimes.com/news/india/this-french-artist-teaches-india-the-kama-sutra-one-alphabet-at-a-time-234449.html
GOING SOLO

A growing number of people are choosing the self-publishing route to fulfil their dreams of becoming authors JK Rowling was rejected 12 times... ...

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