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Speakers @ GLF 2018


GLF: Being a language writer, do you think you are not getting due recognition at the national level? A. I have been a journalist of the English language, a translator from…

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  • Sachin

    Beyond Words: Translation as a Philosophical Trope

    March 22, 2018

    “Beyond Words: Translation as a Trope in Philosophical Discourse”, Translation Studies: Contemporary Perspectives in Postcolonial and Subaltern Translations, Ed. Piyush Raval, Viva Continuum Series, ISBN: 9788130920528, 2012 “What does philosophy…

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Are literary festivals stimulating reading revolution in India? - According to a recent report by IANS, there are 90 literary festivals in India and these fests have given a new fillip to reading habits. But, most of the fests...


  • Mumbai’s die-hard booksellers

    Source : The Hindu Meet two men who have made their living through the written word for decades Kasi Viswanathan, Durai Book House, Matunga As one enters the second-hand bookstore…

  • Never too young to be an author

    Source : Deccan Chronicle The books of nine schoolchildren were released on one platform. Nine young girl authors came together for a joint book launch on Saturday. They are students…

Writer at Heart

Saleel Wagh

Saleel Wagh (1967) is a leading contemporary Marathi poet. He has seven collections of poetry to his credit. Nivadak Kavita, Aadhichya Kavita, Sadhyachya Kavita, Racecourse Ani Itar kavita (2008), Junya…

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Talent Turf

Aswati Sasikumar

Born in 1991 at Vellathooval in Idukki district of Kerala, Aswati Sasikumar is an electronics engineer by profession. Started writing from school days, Aswati’s first story collection, Josepinte Manam (The Smell of Joseph) received Kendreeya Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2017. She is also a recipient of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Geetha Hiranyan Endowment, Kakanadan puraskaram, Vaikom Muhammed Bashir award, Kadha Magazine award, etc Her latest short story collection Kannu (Eye) will be released shortly.

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Thus Spake…

When the postcolonial Indian society for decades have crudely practiced  what sociolinguists term as ‘ subtractive bilingualism’- where the acquisition of a second language is at the cost of the first language, (more…)

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