Things You Didn’t Know About R.K. Narayan

‘R.K. Narayan’s novels are like a box of Indian sweets. Each novel is a delectable treat, different in subtle ways,’ says Alexander McCall Smith. Being one of the leading authors who wrote Indian literature in English, Narayan received many honours including the Padma Bhushan. His most famous works include The Guide, Swami and Friends and…

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Know More About Satyajit Ray: the Author of Feluda Omnibus

The eminent filmmaker and author Satyajit Ray’s Feluda Omnibus consists of a set of three short stories featuring Feluda and his sidekick, Topshe. These stories contain the many exploits of the famous private investigator and his reliable partner, making for an absolute must-read for the young readers. In The Emperor’s Ring, Feluda and Topshe happen to be in…

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Get to Know the Author of Requiem in Raga Janki

An Indian English fiction writer and academic, Neelum Saran Gour is the author of Grey Pigeon And Other Stories,, Winter Companions And Other Stories, Virtual Realities, Sikandar Chowk Park and Song Without End And Other Stories. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and journals and she has been an active book reviewer for the…

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Know Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya

The author of When Coal Turned Gold ParthaSarathi Bhattacharyya was a former Chairman and Managing Director of CIL (Coal India Limited). In his book, he tells the story of how the CIL joined the elite club of Maharatna PSUs after a resoundingly successful IPO. Along with this, he remembers the time when he dealt with…

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The Last Englishmen: Finding the Story

Deborah Baker’s new book is titled The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire. In this special piece by the author, she tells us how she came across this story. My intention always was to write a book set in India during WWII. I wanted to find a story that would contrast the Indian experience…

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The Life of Munshi Premchand

Munshi Premchand is regarded as one of the most important writers of Hindi-Urdu canon. His prolific style of writing widely contributed towards the shaping of the genre of short stories in India. Writing these short stories, Premchand used this opportunity to critique social issues such as moral bankruptcy, the plight of women, caste injustices, blind…

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