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  • The most beautiful book in the world sells for $9.6 mn

    New York: An anonymous buyer snapped the first edition of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) celebrated book The Birds of America for US$9.65 million at Christie's auction in New York on Thursday. Often hailed as the most beautiful book ever printed, the 19th century work features more than 400...

  • Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk bags Man Booker International Prize

    London: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has been announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. She bagged the much coveted prize for 'Flights', a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy and has become the first ever writer from Poland to win...

  • Amazon Publishing acquires Chetan Bhagat's next six books

    Mumbai: Amazon Publishing has announced a global deal for the next six books by best-selling author Chetan Bhagat, whose previous books were published by Rupa publications.The deal includes three fiction and three nonfiction titles. Amazon Publishing will publish these books globally in print,...

  • Tolkien fans can rejoice as 'The Fall of Gondolin' will be coming soon

    London: Author JRR Tolkien's 'The Fall of Gondolin' will be published as a stand-alone book for the first time. The book charts the story of an elven city sacked by the Dark Lord, Morgoth, reported BBC. Tokkien started writing the book, which he termed as 'the first real story' set in...

  • 7,500 dolls under one roof. What's not to like?

    New Delhi: At a time when younger people are privileging smartphones, television and video games over other sources of entertainment, a nearly 55-year-old museum housing thousands of dolls from across the globe is still maintaining its old-world charm and attracting not only children and teenagers,...

  • I would be killed right away in Bangladesh: Taslima Nasrin

    New Delhi: Women's rights crusader and controversial writer Taslima Nasrin was only 32 when she was hounded out of her country and forced to live in exile in Europe and America. Twenty-four years on, she's lost all hope of returning to her native Bangladesh, where the crowds once bayed for her...

  • The dying miniature art of Kota

    New Delhi: Sambhu Singh Chobdar is the fourth generation of his family who is continuing the age-old legacy of Kota miniature art. He claims to have learnt nothing but painting. But what bothers him is the fact that his son Ravindra Singh Chobdar, unlike him, didn't follow his footsteps. Instead,...

  • Entries open for 'India's richest literary prize'

    New Delhi: Entries have opened for the inaugural edition of a literary award that breaks down language barriers and recognises the full cosmopolitan breadth of contemporary Indian literature. The award provides the winner with a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and if the winning book is a translation, the...

  • 'Translation is creativity within a defined space'

    I began translating simply because I wanted my children to be able to appreciate the short stories I was reading in Marathi. When I realised that the translation had come out well, I also realised that many gems in Marathi literature which I had read since childhood were unknown and unavailable to...

  • Bhasha upsurge: Major focus on translations among Indian publishing houses

    New Delhi: Millions of copies of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel García Márquez have been sold globally. Everybody saw Márquez's name on the cover but little attention was paid to Gregory Rabassa, whose translation of the novel into English was declared superior to the Spanish original...

  • The unscientific perception of women in the sciences and how it can change

    Jaipur: Science, which focuses on facts, experimental validation and purported lack of social considerations, seems to be the last place where you could find gender disparity, but as experts say that it is a human activity after all and its practitioners, who largely happen to be men, cannot ignore...

  • 'Literature not only expression but existential imperative in the Middle East'

    By Vikas DattaJaipur: It is a tragic truth of human conditions that the best artistic endeavours come from chaotic, violent conditions -- wars, revolutions, displacements and others -- and the Arab lands of the Middle East, especially its Levantine part are no different in this respect. But there...