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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...

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 today, May 2. We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week, starting with this beautiful excerpt......

'This boy is as tough as nails'

'Ayaan looked up at me, his eyes wide and confused. He saw my moist eyes and knew something was wrong. I held him hard against my chest. My worst fears had been confirmed. And just like that... my......

'I have never beaten Aishwarya'

'One November night in 2001, Salman reached Aishwarya's apartment in a fit of fury. Eyewitnesses say he kept banging the door of her 17th floor apartment for hours.''Some say he even threatened to......

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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Hurrah for IVF!

Once upon a time, there lived a king and a queen, who were in great trouble because they had no children. They were sorrier about it than words can... ...

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Colonisation in reverse

Louise Bennett raised the Jamaican patois, the dialect of Jamaican folk art to an art level Caribbean literature highlights the effects of... ...

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are open marriages the way forward?

The notion of infidelity in marriages has been dissected in Bollywood a hundred times. In Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, filmmaker Karan Johar exposed the... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/culture-news/love-outside-relationships-are-open-marriages-the-way-forward-1472660169.html
The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

Sylvia Dyer’s life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/the-spell-of-sylvia-dyer/20160826.htm
How govt employees can be made accountable

Privatisation is still regarded as beyond the pale but public-private partnerships have gained in popularity, says Vijay Joshi. How should public... ...

http://www.rediff.com/money/report/column-how-govt-employees-can-be-made-accountable/20160824.htm

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