On translating Shekhar: A Life

Snehal Shingavi is associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin, where he specializes in teaching South Asian literatures in English, Hindi and Urdu. He is the author of The Mahatma Misunderstood, and has translated to wide acclaim the iconic short-story collection Angaaray as well as Bhisham Sahni’s memoir Today’s Pasts. Most recently,…

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The Art of Revival: Get to know how the magic of Translation works

K.R. Meera is an award-winning writer and bestselling author in Malayalam literature, who has published more than a dozen books including short stories, novels, and essays, winning some of the most prestigious literary prizes. Ministhy S. is an IAS officer who is also a writer and translator. Her translation of K.R. Meera’s The Poison of Love has been widely…

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Quotes from Anne Frank that You Must Know

In Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942, the Nazis forced teenager Anne Frank and her family into hiding. For over two years, they, another family and a German dentist lived in a ‘secret annexe’, fearing discovery. All that time, Anne kept a diary. Here she writes about her curiosity of her emerging sexuality, the conflicts…

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#DesignerSpeaks: The story behind designing stunning book covers for K.R. Meera’s enthralling books

The Unseeing Idol of Light by K.R. Meera is a haunting tale that explores love and loss, blindness and sight, obsession and suffering-and the poignant interconnections between them. This story is centered around the most intricate of human emotions and feelings and needed a book cover that would complement these emotions. Here we have our…

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Books That Celebrate Mom

On mother’s day or any other day, it is always a great idea to celebrate your mom. So we have compiled a list of perfect reads that honor these unbreakable caregivers and boss ladies. Check them out now! The Thousand Faces of Night by Githa Hariharan A subtle and tender tale of women’s lives in…

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Infographic Timeline on Premchand’s Work

Regarded as one of the greatest writers in Urdu and Hindi, Premchand’s writing career spans nearly three decades from 1903 till his death in 1936. He has written what are now reckoned to be close to 300 short stories and published thirteen novels. After experimenting early in his career with a few short stories set…

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How do you take a beloved epic and make it even more epic? You cast Hollywood film stars!

A timeless epic, The Valmiki Ramayana, translated by Bibek Debroy recounts the legend of Rama, the exiled prince of Ayodhya, and his battle to vanquish the demon king Ravana.This heroic tale filled with intrigue and adventure, gods and demons, colossal battles and ancient wisdom. Phenomenal books deserve phenomenal covers. Here is a first-hand account from…

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