Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Literature

Men outnumber women 4:1 in literature. Book character gender gap matters

The cumulative effect of unconscious gender bias in books can contribute to the gender pay gap and fewer women being in leadership positions.

Dark tale of China’s sci-fi industry — how to remain on the right side of CCP’s censorship

It doesn't matter that the plot of a sci-fi book or film is fictitious, the CCP wants to ensure that the imagination of writers and filmmakers doesn’t run amok.

Award from ‘anti-art’ state? No, thanks. Poet Ashu Lal refuses Pakistan’s top literary prize

Poet Ashu Lal says Pakistan Academy of Letters’ top literary award is 'politically motivated'. But his affiliation with opposition PPP is well known.

No resources or publishing rights: Why international readers are missing Indian translations

The British Council and Art X Company study says international publishers tend to reject stories that don't conform to their stereotypical idea of India.

Translations in Indian languages gaining momentum. But we lack access to regional non-fiction

Indians have natural 'translation consciousness.' But there is a gap in accessing non-fiction from regional languages.

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy said the award is in recognition of his 'uncompromising and compassionate' penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf.

Salman Rushdie on Substack is either killing the novel or taking it back to its birth

It is not surprising that authors such as Patti Smith and Scott Snyder and a host of comic book authors from Marvel and DC have also entered Substack.

The real crisis in Indian literature is the translation pyramid. Bangla sits at the top

The debate around Indian translation is not just about cultural loss, it's the role languages play in the field of translation & the hierarchy they fall under.

Traditional book reviews are dead. ‘Bookstagrammers’ are killing it one post at a time

Photo captions, emoji and star ratings — millennials are disrupting book reviews on Instagram.

Poirot turns 100 — the refugee detective who stole Britain’s heart

Poirot was so loved by readers that Agatha Christie wrote 33 novels, two plays, and more than 50 short stories about him between 1921 and 1975.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.