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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  • Curated evenings for poetry connoisseurs

    September 13, 2019 Read More...

    Source : The Asian Age    –     SUDEEP SEN Initiatives like ‘Poetry under the Pilkan Tree’ offer poets a warm, appreciative, environment with an engaged audience of literary aficionados….

  • Packed with interesting content

    Source : The Hindu From literary pieces to social and political articles, ‘Kadhai Solli’ covers a wide range of topics ‘Kadhaisolli:’ a quarterly, published by “Pothigai – Porunai – Karisal,”…

  • ‘All the rest is flamboyance’

    September 11, 2019 Read More...

    Source : The Hindu –  SUNDAY MAGAZINE    –   DAVID LUNN His latest novel, a strikingly contemporary reworking ofDon Quixote,is a satire. And Salman Rushdie suggests in this interview that satire…

  • Literature on the subaltern world

    Source : The Hindu The book launch of the English translation of Poomani’s socially-relevant Vekkai was marked by some intriguing observations by the author P Manickavasagam, popularly known as Poomani,…

  • A literary salon by the roadside

    September 10, 2019 Read More...

    Source : The Hindu – SUNDAY MAGAZINE Welcome to Veranda, a teashop in a Kerala village, where ideas flow as liberally as the tea, run by school dropout-turned-littérateur Shukoor Pedayangode At…


 

Writer at Heart

A lecture with the University of Kashmir, Aadil started his literary pursuit with poetry. But soon, he shifted to literary criticism and got his work first published in 2011. Hailing…

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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,

Discussion Forum

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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