NEW BOOKS, TRANSLATIONS AND WRITING
- An excerpt from Devdutt Pattanaik’s 7 Secrets of The Goddess, in Livemint.
- The latest issue of When Women Waken has a short story, ‘The Light’ by Sheila Kumar
- Mohonto Pangking’s book of short stories, Kéérook and Other Stories from North East India was released.
- 55 works by the Kannada writer, Niranjana have been released on Wikisource under a free license.
- An excerpt from The Lovers and the Leavers by Bangladeshi-American writer Abeer Hoque
- The Kannada Book Authority launched books by 30 young Kannada writers.
- An excerpt from Janice Pariat’s new novel, Seahorse.
- Margaret Paul Joseph’s book, Jasmine on a String: A Survey of Women Writing English Fiction in India is about women writing in English, in India, in the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Kalyan Raman has a new translation of a poem by ND Rajkumar.
- We Also Made History, a translation of a group of Marathi narratives by Dalit women, has been translated to English.
- Darius Cooper has a new set of short stories out, The Fuss About Queens and Other Stories.
COLUMNS, REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Columns and Articles
- The Assam Tribune reports on a speech by Assamese actor, Pranjal Saikia on Assamese writer, Lakshminath Bezbaroa
- Preksha Malu on the rise of queer literature in India.
- Usha Manakonda on building inclusion in children’s literature in India.
- Mridula Chari, also on inclusion in children’s literature in India, writing for Scroll.
- A detailed report on Kathakram, a Hindi literary fest held Lucknow.
- Akhtar Balouch on two colonial era poets from the subcontinent – Hasrat Mohani and Robert Grant.
- Dharminder Kumar writes in The Hindu on bilingual magazine Pratilipi, and how it disrupts the canon.
- Sampurna Chatterji on the pleasures of translating Joy Goswami’s (Bengali) poetry (to English)
- P Anima on the difficulties and joys of translating from Malayalam to English, generally.
- A report on a seminar in Amritsar where scholars discussed historical records and texts about Maharaja Amrit Singh
- Rajeev Mani in the Times of India talks about former PM Nehru’s friendship with poet Firaq Gorakhpuri
- Pranay Gupte on the history and rise of Mumbai’s Literary Festival
- In Naya Samay, a profile of Acharya Vishwanath Pathak (In Hindi)
- Svetlana Lasrado on Payal Kapadia’s new novel for children, Horrid High.
- Tejas Harad in EPW on reading the printed word: he says its more to do with attitudes than the medium.
- Sabin Iqbal has a profile of Anees Sethi, whose book Vanity Bagh won the Hindu Prize last year.
- There’s some lovely writing in Seminar’s October Gandhi issue – Isabel Hofmayr on Gandhi and print culture in South Africa, Pramod Kapoor of Roli Books on reading Gandhi, and Vinay Lal and ES Reddy on archiving Gandhi’s works.
- The theme of The Book Review (India) for November is ‘Children’s Books‘ and there are some fantastic reviews (and many fantastic books).
- Shubhrasta Shikha reviews Ira Singh’s new novel, ‘The Surveyor’
- Shouomojit Banerjee reviews Jeremy Seabrook’s The Shirt from Navayana.
- Wendy Doniger reviews Richard H Davis’ new biography of the Bhagvad Gita
- Sarah Lobban reviews Samit Basu’s Resistance
- Nuvena Rajachandra on Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean – a collection of feminist literature.
- Minnu Ittyipe reviews EP Unny’s Santa and the Scribes, The Making of Fort Kochi.
- Manjul Bajaj reviews Amit Chaudhuri’s new novel, Odysseus Abroad.
NEWS, AWARDS, PEOPLE, PUBLISHING, EVENTS
- Hindi author Nasera Sharma wins the Anand Sagar Smriti Kathakram Samman’
- ‘The ‘Vishwa Bhojpuri Samman’ was awarded to the Bhojpuri Study Centre of Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
- Hari Krishna Devsare Children’s Literature Trust has instituted the First Children’s Literature Award.
- Saffron Tree interviews the editor of Pratham Books, Mala Kumar
- Sumanaspati Reddy interviews Sridala Swami about the latter’s new volume of poetry, Escape Artist
- Tabish Khair discusses his forthcoming project, a family saga.
- Shamsur Rahman Faruqi on Thomas Hardy, his wife and his book collection.
- Mahvesh Murad interviews Mirza Waheed, in Dawn
- Sibi Arasu on how Indian developers are preparing fonts for the future of digital publishing.
- Bharati Vidya Bhavan’s Art and Cultural wing, Kala Kendra, has started accepting applications for Adi Marzban — a Gujarati open one-act drama competition.
- 15-23 November | 30th Annual Jamshedpur Book fair | Jamshedpur | The Tribune
- 16-23 November | 4th National Book Fair | Varanasi | ToI
- 21 November | Yoda Press turns 10 years old – day long events | Delhi | Facebook
- 23-24 November | Kritya Poetry Festival | Thiruvananthapuram | TNIE
- 26th November | Launch of Mirza Waheed’s The Book of Golden Leaves | Delhi | Twitter
- 28-40 November | Urdu Literary Festival | Lucknow | TOI