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Naipaul, Rushdie vying for one-off Golden Booker Prize

Leading Indian-origin authors like VS Naipaul and Salman Rushdie are in the run for a one-off special Golden Man Booker Prize to mark the literary award's 50th anniversary this year. The new award, launched in London today, will involve five judges whittling down titles from the past five decades which will then be put forward for a public vote to come up with an overall winner.  The Indian-origin authors in the running include Naipaul for his 1971 winner 'In a Free State'; Rushdie for ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago

The man who said no to Salman Rushdie

Meet 75-year-old Manmauji Mishra, one of Hindi film's iconic comedian in a candid interview with Yogesh Pawar
 DNA2 months ago

My book predicted Trump's election: Rushdie

Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie has said his book "The Golden House" predicted the election of US President Donald Trump although he was sure of Hillary Clinton winning.Rushdie, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2013, was participating ...
 Prokerala2 months ago
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Yak Yak: The Indian Disease of Offering Unsolicited Advice (& Opinion)

That we Indians are fond of giving unsolicited advice is known. The Indian has an opinion on everything — which is fine — but she is not afraid to express it. That is a problem. I welcomed the entry of social media into people’s lives. I ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago

Taslima Nasrin: ‘Without sexual freedom women will never get equality’

WHAT DOES IT mean to live with the knowledge that people want to kill you? Or to reserve a hotel room under an alias? Or to be the incognito ‘mystery speaker’ on the brochures of literature festivals? What does it feel like to have been thrown out of ...
 Open Magazine3 weeks ago
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Why Modi and his bhakts despise Nehru

'It is perhaps a sense of intellectual inadequacy, of an ingrained inferiority complex born of the years when the BJP languished in the margins of Indian politics and society that, when faced with the soaring ideas about Indian pluralism, the Hindutva camp turns its face so resolutely against Nehru,' says Amulya Ganguli.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On par with the saffron brotherhood's animus towards Muslims is its dislike of Jawaharlal Nehru. As much was clear from, first, the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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The past was another country

PM Modi invoked memories of Partition in his speech to Parliament this week. 'Where children are told soothing bedtime tales, our daily fare were stories of the bloodshed my family had witnessed, scenes, my father said, of the sewers turning red and the overpowering stench of corpses,' remembers Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: In this photograph taken on September 27, 1947, at the Kingsway refugee camp in Delhi, children help themselves to the rice provided for their meal. Photograph: photodivision.gov.in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

She was the 'Grandmaster of Science Fiction'!

1929-2018: The life and legacy of Ursula K Le Guin in her own words. Ursula K Le Guin at the 2014 National Book Awards.She has inspired authors like Salman Rushdie and Neil Gaiman.Photograph: Robin Marchant/Getty Images.   Ursula K Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy author who has inspired authors like Salman Rushdie and Neil Gamon, passed into the ages on January 22. She was 88. In a career that began in the 1960s and spanned decades, Le Guin published over 20 novels, ...
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