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Authors, thinkers to grace ZEE JLF’s The British Library edition

With over 70 eminent authors and thinkers, the British Library here will be transformed into a literary platform as it hosts the first edition of ZEE JLF @The British Library this weekend.

To be held on May 20-21, the event would showcase South Asia’s unique multilingual literary heritage and highlight the festival’s global appeal.

ZEE JLF@The British Library is also the first of five cultural strands which form part of the Year of UK-India of Culture in 2017, celebrating the deep cultural ties and exchange between the two countries.

ZEE JLF@The British Library has unveiled the final list of authors who will grace the event which includes prominent writers and thinkers Arundhathi Subramaniam, Mihir S Sharma, Prajwal Parajuly, Meghnad Desai, Neel Madhav along with director Karan Johar and scientist Sharad Paul. Read more

Source: The Indian Express

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Indian columnist nominated for a prestigious award

RestartIndian columnist Mihir Sharma’s Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy has been longlisted for the Financial Times and Mc Kinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Sharma, the only Indian author on the list of 15, is nominated alongside other bestselling titles such as Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance, Misbehaving by Richard Thaler, and Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter.

The shortlist will be announced on 22nd September.

In Restart, Mihir S. Sharma shows what can and must change in India’s policies, its administration and even its attitudes. Sharma was born in Delhi and grew up in Chandigarh, Mumbai, Jamshedpur and in Kolkata. He was trained as an economist and a political scientist before dropping out of academia. He now writes and edits opinion for the Business Standard newspaper in New Delhi.