‘There is no sense of hope, direction, jobs. Punjab is actually hollowing out. The kids are leaving’ Ujjal Dosanjh’s interview with The Indian Express.
‘Shekhar, one of the five writers shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2017, produces a no-holds-barred work on the life of the marginalised that seems less fiction and more the stuff of life.’ Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s interview with The Hindu.
Loitering with Intent: Diary of a Happy Traveller by Ritu Menon was launched on Saturday, 5 November 2016 at India Habitat Center. Ritu Menon was in conversation with Laila Tyabji, Craft activist, designer and co-founder, Dastkar. Click here to view pictures from the launch.
‘I remembered a little mountain path which led my restless feet into a cool, sweet forest of oak and rhododendron, and then on to the windswept crest of a naked hilltop. The hill was called Clouds End.’ The Financial Express carries an excerpt from Himalaya: Adventures Meditations Life edited by Ruskin Bond and Namita Gokhale
Der Spiegel, a leading German magazine, has selected Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, as one of the 20 Most Important Books Published This Season.
In a Land Far from Home: A Bengali in Afghanistan (Deshe Bideshe) by Syed Mujtaba Ali, translated by Nazes Afroz is shortlisted for the Raymond Crossword Book Award under the category ‘Language Translation’.
‘Asam Sahitya Sabha president Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah traces the journey of a group of militants towards an elusive freedom and an uncertain future in his first English book.’ Media mention of The Sleepwalker’s Dream by Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah.
The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sowendra Shekhar is on the shortlist for the The Hindu Prize 2016.
‘In my opinion, vegetarianism is one of India’s greatest gifts to the world. The existence of a rich, varied vegetarian cuisine in each and every part of the country is the most distinctive feature of Indian cuisine. Lentils play a central role (be it gravies, vegetables, breads, sweets or savouries) ensuring adequate protein in the Indian diet.’—says Colleen Taylor Sen, author of Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India in an exclusive interview with ‘The Hindu’.