Gateway LitFest Writer Of The Year

Manoranjan is the Gateway LitFest writer of the year. The convict-turned-rickshaw puller-turned writer is a socio-political activist. Known as the pioneer of Dalit literature in Bengali, he was nakedly illiterate…

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  • Speaking from a creative space

    June 16, 2019 Read More...

    Source : The Hindu – FRIDAY REVIEW    –   T M Krishna In Karnad’s imagination there were no boundaries, his pursuit of art and truth had an unfailing honesty Art is…

  • The little joys of reading

    June 15, 2019 Read More...

    Source : Deccan Herald For Bangladeshis, their language revolution, their political struggle, their fetish with poetry have all lent to their pulsating spirit of little magazines, writes ASHIS DUTTA  …

  • His soul was Kannada

    Source : The Hindu – FRIDAY REVIEW   –   VIVEK SHANBHAG Though his plays were translated into several languages of India and the world, Girish Karnad’s thoughts and emotions had their moorings…

  • A powerful line of thought

    Source : The Hindu – FRIDAY REVIEW     ‘Naghma O Sher’ explores the life and works of legendary poet-activists   ‘Zara si aahat hoti hai toh dil sochata hai,…

Writer at Heart

The Assamese poet and translator Bijoy has ten published books on different genres to his credit. The recipient of the prestigious MuninBarkatakiaward in 2007 for his debut poetry collection ‘Deo’,…

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Talent Turf

The Assamese fiction-writer Prarthana has three publications to her credit. ‘Jatra Enekoye’ (2008) is a compilation of short-stories,‘Platformot EtiyaKono Nai: Kathak, Kahini Aru Ekhon Asamapta Upanyash’ (2009) is her first…

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Interview with Speakers at GLF 2018

Religion and incidents in an immediate society shaped the writings of Mercy Margaret, winner of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in Telugu. https://www.thehindu.com/books/books-authors/mercy-margaret-interview-on-winning-sahitya-akademi-yuva-puraskar/article19149477.ece

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Thus Spake…


The biggest challenges faced by poetry today is the challenge of freedom. No way of writing is sacrosanct. The challenge lies in remaining true to yourself and create something original, rather than to contrive, a practice that is usually seen in contemporary poems,

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