Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal discusses her new book, The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across […]
Vijay Prashad is professor of international studies at Trinity College. He is the author of several books, including […]
The Nigerian Nobel laureate discusses Boko Haram, organised religion, and the current state of his country: Aljazeera
In a time when Nigeria is facing its toughest security crisis in decades, Wole Soyinka discusses the issues surrounding Boko Haram:
“Those who unleashed Boko Haram on the nation are not poverty stricken. They are politicians …. desperate for power, intelligent enough or perceptive enough to recognise that the cocktail of politics and religious fundamentalism can only yield them dividends. They think they have nothing to lose. But the foot soldiers have been indoctrinated for years, from childhood. And they believe that their religion [Islam] is in danger … But Islam is not in danger. It is the pervert followers who are being used and who use others and proclaim that they are fighting for Islam ….
Sanjaya Baru’s book on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ‘Accidental Prime Minister’, has evoked extreme reactions ranging from […]
VICE editor Krishna Andavolu sits down with novelist Akhil Sharma to discuss Sharma’s novels (Family Life) and other […]
A legendary writer and journalist is no more. What will Khushwant Singh’s legacy be? Authors Vikram Seth, Ram […]
Once upon a time, marketing a book meant book readings at a dozen or so bookshops and the […]
This is an interview with Romesh Gunesekera, the British Sri Lankan writer of novels such as Reef and Heaven’s Edge. This interview was produced by Kitaab International for Writing the City (British Council Singapore) in 2014.
Interviewed by Melissa de Villiers, the video was shot and edited by Zafar Anjum. In this interview, the writer talks about memory and time in is his past works and discusses aspects of his soon-to-be released book, Noontide Toll.
A TV serial written by controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin has run into rough weather: NDTV
Minority groups have demanded that the serial, which is scheduled to go on air from tonight on a Bengali channel, be shelved as it contains objectionable content, and have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Kolkata Police has now verbally advised the TV channel not to air the serial.