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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  • Meeran belonged to everyone

    May 17, 2019 Read More...

    Source : The Hindu   Never mind not meeting him, his world was so familiar Should I have started translating the short stories of Thoppil Mohammed Meeran at least a…

  • Poet of pain and death

    Source : The Tribune     Dichotomy ruled his life. He was dubbed birha da sultan by Amrita Pritam, yet his poetry is broadly placed under the literary movement of…

  • The Cover Story

    Source : The New Indian Express A book has just three seconds to catch a buyer’s attention. To capitalise on that tiny timeframe, the visual appeal is maximised.    …

Writer at Heart

Naman Dhawaskar Sawant is a winner of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2011 from Goa.She has publisheda collection of her essays titled ‘Muktamann’, which fetched the Utkrushta Sahitya…

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Talent Turf

P.N. Gopikrishnan, from Thrissur district of Kerala, is a notable presence in the Malayalam poetry scene. His important works include Madiyarude Manifesto, IdikkalooriPanampattadi (poetry collection), Ente Jeevithathile Ettavum Aadyathe Sthree…

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Interview with Speakers at GLF 2018

S. Anuradha

GLF: Being a language writer, do you think you are not getting due recognition at the national level? A. I have written my debut novel ‘The Friendless God’ in English interspersed…

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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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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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