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Won't write about India due to lack of knowledge or confidence: Jeffrey Archer

English novelist and former British politician, Jeffrey Archer, had his book Turn a Blind Eye launched in India at a virtual event of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In an exclusive conversation with Vidya Gajapathi Raju, Archer spoke about his new book and more. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event

Book review: Soumajoy Majumder reveals his short story writing skills in this Bengali anthology

The book “Ramdhanu O Aro Ekti” is a collection of variously themed eight short stories in Bengali by Soumajoy Majumder.

Author Interview: Aviranjan Sharma on his new book 'Mission India'

The dream of a corruption-free country is what drove him to write 'Mission India', says  Aviranjan Sharma

Book review: ‘Mission India’ to end corruption in the country

Abhiranjan Sharma describes his dream of a corruption-free country in his book ‘Mission India.

Author interview: Poet Richik Banerjee talks about his upcoming book ‘Two Commas & That Voice’

‘Two Commas & That Voice’ is an anthology that talks about the merits of life from an alternative poetic lens, says poet Richik Banerjee about his upcoming book.

Book Review: Richik Banerjee talks about the sandwiched voiced in his anthology of poems

“Poetry is what? What is poetry? Yes. Yes. No. No. Poem is that. That is poem.”

A son talks about the literary enterprise of his parents

Anirban Dhar, son of late Pratima Dhar talks about why decided to get his mother’s Bengali novel ‘Uttorsuri’ translated into English.

A book about how migrants pay the price when a country is split up

For her novel ‘The Descendants’ (originally written in Bengali as 'Uttorsuri 'and translated to English by Amitava Chatterjee), Pratima Dhar delved into her own experience of  migrating from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as a kid during the partition of India, and the travails of such families while settling in a new land.

Author Interview: Soumajoy Majumder talks about his Bengali book named 'Ramdhanu O Aaro Ekti'

Soumajoy Majumder delves into fragments of real events, rumors, realizations, feelings, to pen this volume of Bengali short stories   

Dalits are subjected to identification irrespective of achievements: Meira Kumar

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and ex-Union Minister Meira Kumar was the guest at the event Kitaab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) in association with Shree Cement in April. Kumar spoke about Dalit women as a book- Makers of Modern Dalit History- was launched virtually. The event was attended by the two authors of the book, Guru Prakash Paswan and Sudarshan Ramabadran, as well as Devyani Khobragade, Makrand Paranjpe and Narendra Yadav. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings highlights of the event moderated by journalist Maria Shakil

Book Review: 'Life of Indra Pratap Tewari - An Autobiography of a Principal Information Officer (PIO) to the Government of India’

Life becomes meaningful, interesting and successful when an individual overcomes every hurdle to serve the people of the nation.

All paths of communication are not readily understood as we are controlled by divine forces: Dr. Marcia

Asha Bajaj reviews  "21 Days with the Mistress of King Midas" written by Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino 

Book Review: The Story of Dots by Zarin Ali

We all have heard of that phrase, ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Whenever there is trouble in life we always seek a friend who will listen to our problems.

Author interview: Zarin Ali talks about her book 'The Story of Dots'

Thoughts that she cannot keep to herself yet cannot share with others inspire her to write, says the author.

Author interview: Venkatesh N Chakravarty talks about his book Find Your Real Self and Happiness Will Find You

Instead of pursuing happiness, look inwards and see what needs to be changed within oneself, and happiness will follow, says author Venkatesh N Chakravarty