India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections."
The sudden craze of the hoi polloi to gatecrash into every cultural and literary event in India
Khushwant Singh, one of India's best known writers won fame for a searing book on partition of the subcontinent as well as his once-daring descriptions of sex.
He shrugged off intellectual trappings and promoted jokes in a way that no other writer had ever done before him, or since.
The ‘babumoshai’ has moved up and down the social hierarchy in less than a century, but he dresses like it’s still the 1950s
Hugging saint’ in a spot of bother, ex-disciple alleges abuse in tell-all book
Six authors tell their stories about what it is like to see their life’s work go waste.
If India served up a disappointing result in the list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia in 2013, this year its performance could be described as undercooked.
After months of apologies and outright denials, the former Tehelka magazine editor faces prison.
Penguin’s decision to withdraw controversial scholar Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History has resonated strongly in the academic world.
Penguin India has defended its decision to recall and destroy copies of a book on Hinduism by a prominent US scholar.
Wendy Doniger said she did not blame her publisher Penguin India for withdrawing her book The Hindus
American scholar Wendy Doniger said she was "angry and disappointed" that all copies of her latest book on Hinduism will be pulped in India.
The problem, increasingly, in this Republic of the Gagged, is that everything seems to offend.
Wendy Doniger has confirmed in an email to Firstpost that the book is being taken out of publication in India.
Indian Readership Survey 2013 figures leave print media smarting.
According to Chua and Rubenfeld, the three features that distinguish the six from others are superiority, insecurity and impulse control.
As the popularity of the Comic Cons grows, so has interest from both Indian and Western publishers.
Author Amish Tripathi, who created waves in Indian publishing with a $1 million book contract, has cracked it even bigger this time with an American producer purchasing the rights to “The Immortals Of Meluha.”
Since the vast majority of those who visit the library are tourists, he has named it the Travelers Library.
The constitution protects the liberties and rights of Indian citizens. It is not for the judges to confer rights or take them away.
It is being put down to the rise in the number of Indian authors writing in English.
India, among other countries like China and South Korea, is seen as a big market for the English language dictionary, despite a swell in digital tools for word learning and usag
Today the challenges for the Mills & Boon genre are multiple including carpet bombing from various other forms of entertainment for young women, a transition to digital reading habits and retail bookselling chains shutting down in India.
Two obsessions have come to dominate human social interaction in the age of social media: obsession with the self, and obsession with the screen
India is frequently considered the last vestige of printed news. In many ways, it is.
Libraries battling membership decline, but some startups using innovative ideas to buck the trend.
The author of a popular memoir of life under the Taliban that was made into a major Bollywood movie was shot dead
Hinduism is famous for being a religion full of concepts that are difficult to pin down, largely because the religion doesn’t have a single authoritative text but many different scriptures and streams of belief.
Author Amitava Kumar explains why Jack is a rare writer, chronicling India's neglected, small towns.
As the gay movement goes resolutely mainstream, is the “gay novel” dying as a genre?
It was around a year ago that Vikram Seth spoke about A Suitable Girl, the sequel to his massive (both in terms of the novel’s length and popularity) hit, A Suitable Boy.
The greatest crisis that the Indian media faces is not that it is light and populist, but that it is no longer perceived as credible by many of its own consumers.
Reading books, writing and participating in brain-stimulating activities may help preserve your memory into old age
This is a move that will probably be welcomed by Asterix’s many fans in India. God knows, nothing pleases us more than seeing a reference to ourselves in foreign culture.
If a lot can happen over a cup of coffee, a lot more can happen now with the book cafe culture gaining popularity across the country.
The prize, handed out every two years since 2009, was set up as an international, cross-disciplinary award to recognise excellence in the English language in any genre or form.
The word 'tweet' in the sense of social networking has entered the hallowed pages of the Oxford English Dictionary with the lexicon breaking its rule that a new word needed to be in use for ten years before inclusion.
I: Book-music-movie retailing in India is in the middle of a shakeout with almost all the major chains either shutting down shops or diversifying to other segments
The Galleon Group insider-trading scandal involving Raj Rajaratnam and Rajat Gupta featured arrogance, greed and, ultimately, prosecution.