A group of street children are busy in an unusual editorial meeting in a house in the Indian capital, Delhi.
A periodical published by India's main opposition Congress has criticised India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru over his foreign policy moves.
India's much loved Tinkle comics have entertained and educated children for more than 35 years.
India's Sahitya Akademi, which bestows literary honours, has condemned recent attacks on writers and rationalists.
The first printed cookbook in India, with recipes that go back nearly two millennia.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today termed the steady stream of writers returning Sahitya Academy awards as a "manufactured paper rebellion" against the government in the wake of a "manufactured crisis".
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has decided that Shakespeare's language is too difficult for today's audiences to understand.
A leading Indian writer has returned a prestigious literary award to protest the "vicious assault" on "diversity and debate" in the country.
The Bookshop in Delhi’s Jor Bagh, a window to the pre-Kindle world, makes a compelling case for book stores
The plunging newspaper circulation numbers and widespread reporter layoffs that have come with the spread of the World Wide Web are a distant concern for India’s many newspapermen.
Politicians, business magnates, sports stars — the Indian diaspora has done well for itself in its new homes around the world.
Does the world's oldest textbook of erotic love need to be redeemed and accorded its proper place as a literary landmark of India's rich heritage?
Why Indians feel a certain pride about this prize, and how this might change soon.
Thousands of people make a living selling tea on the roadside in Delhi, but one man stands out. Laxman Rao is not only a tea seller but also a prolific author.
The story of the legendary newspaper agency in Connaught Place through the life of a family patriarch.
From the mountains to the metros, a few gems that have survived the tests of time and are a true testament to the old world charm of reading the written word.
The computerisation of calligraphic fonts has damaged the livelihoods of the remaining few calligraphy artists or Katibs in Urdu Bazaar, Delhi.
Editorial cartoonists have critiqued India since the 1960s, even through the Emergency. Now, a clutch of new political satirists is emerging online
John Borthwick Gilchrist, part of the East India company’s medical corps in Calcutta, translated Aesop’s Fables into Urdu, Persian, Arabic, Sanskrit and Bengali
One of India's most influential publishers says that it's "very hard" to make money in the Indian book industry.
The suit was filed in the Delhi high court by Chandra Vijay Singh for "express and implied references" to his family in Bhagat's latest book Half Girlfriend that are "false and derogatory in nature",
Long confined to a niche literary circle, Indian poetry in English is becoming part of the mainstream.
An ambitious new library of Indian literature shows the cultural riches ignored by today’s Hindu nationalists.
Ancient Indian epic to be retold on Twitter this time from the perspective of the main villain.
The Urdu type’ at literary festivals in Jaipur and Kolkata.
Legendary Indian cartoonist RK Laxman has died aged 94.
The author disappeared from public view earlier this week and announced he would no longer write books.
When it came to the Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five books were published this week by Harvard University Press, part of the answer turned out to be: think pink.
The attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo has sparked off a furious debate globally about the limits of freedom of speech. In India, that fundamental freedom is a legal oxymoron.
The physical book meets its many avatars.
A year after an allegation of sexual assault led to his arrest on a rape charge, Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, is once again in the spotlight.
The word, which was first used in the 1980s, can be employed as a verb to mean inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes
Aligarh Muslim Univ ban on girl students is a shame.
The bestselling author was less racier than his novels.
Analyses contained in Dwadasharnayachakra are key points of reference for scholars from across the globe who come to Gujarat to study Indian religious thought.
Aperson’s socioeconomic status in Indian society is approximately in line with his or her fluency in the language. In other words: a new caste system.
Google Inc launched the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA) n an aim to boost Indic language content that would boost demand for the internet and indirectly aid its search business.
It has been an exceptionally fertile year for erotic writing in English for Indian publishing.
The hardship posting to end all hardship postings