The writer whose mind is imprinted with Premchand’s extraordinary descriptions of the universe shaped around Eid wonders whether the festival will ever be the same again.
Literature and Languages
Invisible men, time travel, flying machines and space travel are often understood as purely European ideas, but they have rich roots in Islamic culture too.
The ‘karkhandari zubaan’, spoken by trader communities, was once the subject of many nostalgic tributes to the city.
Krishna Sobti, 92, has a new novel out but the legendary Hindi writer says she now sees time go by swiftly, in what she calls her 'last interview'.
An initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation, the three-day festival will enable the audience to engage in myriad forms of storytelling.
The demands include action against selling Kamasutra books and figurines inside temple premises, especially at the tourist canteen.
Attempt to reduce Kazi Nazrul Islam to a ‘Hindu’ writer is a travesty of his legacy, writes his great-grandson Ankan Kazi.
He was a doyen of modern Telugu literature having won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his magnum opus 'Vishwambhara' and was equally popular as Cinare the lyricist.
One of the finest examples of manuscript illustration from the court of Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II, the 34 miniature paintings tell the Sufi love story of prince Shah Ji and princess Mah Ji.
Two hundred and twenty Indian languages have died in the last 50 years. With minimal and ineffective government efforts, what can we do to save our languages?