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Teach children ‘Islam’, it is not a ‘terrifying religion’: Author Anita Nair

Teach children ‘Islam’, it is not a ‘terrifying religion’: Author Anita Nair

Kolkata: Acclaimed Indian novelist Anita Nair, who has brought to the fore tales from Quran for children, says it is necessary for children to know that Islam is not a “terrifying religion” as it is made out to be. Talking about her recently-launched “Muezza and Baby Jaan: Stories From the Quran”, Nair said one needs […]

10+ English Books to Read for a Hopeful Start to 2017

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10+ English Books to Read for a Hopeful Start to 2017

NYC,Jessica Stillman : January 1st might be an arbitrary day in the calendar, but according to a ton of science, landmarks like the new year have incredible power to shape our thinking and help us relaunch or reshape our lives. So if your 2016 has been disorienting, disappointing, or even downright depressing, consider the coming holiday the […]

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Art ahead of autobiography: Sylvia Plath’s legacy

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Art ahead of autobiography: Sylvia Plath’s legacy

Eunice de Souza: “No literary couple,” says a commentator, “has been so mythologized as Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.” That, for me is the true tragedy of their lives. Endless essays and books comment on Plath’s suicide, Hughes’ alleged responsibility for her suicide. Radical feminists appropriated Plath to condemn all men, vandalised her gravestone to […]

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Lost in the crowd? Here’s what you should look for at Delhi Book Fair 2016

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Lost in the crowd? Here’s what you should look for at Delhi Book Fair 2016

Prerna Madan,New Delhi: Making the best of a book fair is like learning an art. Luckily, scouting as a trait isn’t new for Delhiites — who throng the Capital’s popular flea markets with the resolution to conquer and bargain their way to claim a product. As the nine-day Delhi Book Fair 2016 opened at Pragati […]

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‘She Walks, She Leads’ an inspiring account of 24 women achievers

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‘She Walks, She Leads’ an inspiring account of 24 women achievers

In spite of a host of Indian women having achieved the pinnacle of their respective spheres, the glass ceiling still exists though it can be shattered — only they just have to work harder, says debutant author Gunjan Jain of her seminal work tracing the upward spirals of 24 women who have made it to […]

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Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court, the book by Audrey Truschke

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Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court, the book by Audrey Truschke

Washington:  At a time when religious discourse is coming under friction, a new book by a Stanford University historian has revealed a cultural alliance between Muslims and Hindus in early Sanskrit texts, a finding that may help ease relationships between the two religion’s followers. Titled Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court, the book […]

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Book Review: Babies and Bylines- Parenting on the Move

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Book Review: Babies and Bylines- Parenting on the Move

Book- Babies and Bylines: Parenting on the Move Author- Pallavi Aiyar Publisher- HarperCollins 470 pages Babies and Bylines: Parenting On The Move isn’t just for parents and mothers-to-be. Pallavi Aiyar’s book is a motherhood memoir for anyone who wants insights on the struggles of today’s working women, how relationships have a bearing on their career […]

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India through the Modi prism

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India through the Modi prism

Mumbai: Book: Making sense of Modi’s India Author: Various Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India Pages: 499 Rs: 208 Book: Modi and the world: The ring view inside out Author: Yamini Chowdhury and Anusuya Diya Chowdhury Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Rs 499 317 pages “Heroes and hero-worship is a hard fact in India’s political life, demoralising for the […]

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The book in my hand

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The book in my hand

A weekly column on what well-known personalities are reading and planning to read. This week, it is UNDP administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark and author Mahesh Rao. Helen Clark For the past decade or so, I’ve had trouble finding time to read a novel as I’m always trying to keep […]

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Gandhi, once more!

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Gandhi, once more!

Many summers ago when Pramod Kapoor started Roli Books in 1978, he probably did not know there was an author in him. Slowly though he has undergone a complete change, from being just a publisher to a research scholar and now an author. He has just penned “Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography” that is predictably high […]

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