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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  • A glorious tradition

    Source : The Hindu So long as people remain suppressed and oppressed, poets like Faiz Ahmed ‘Faiz’ will continue to take their side     Faiz Ahmed ‘Faiz’, a communist…


 

Writer at Heart

Mihir is a poet, storyteller and an ad man. His first full-length poetry collection, Hyphenated (Sahitya Akademi: 2014) was published when he was 26, making him one of the youngest…

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Talent Turf

9400789625 Shaik Mahammad Shareef, known as Vempalle Shareef, was born in Vempalle village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh and is noted short-story writer. He got the Kendra Sahitya Academy…

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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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Is the brutal killing of Gauri Lankesh the begining of an end to freedom of writing and expression? - After Kalburgi, Dhabolkar and Pansare, noted editor Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday evening at her Ideal Home Layout residence in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru. She was known for...
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...


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