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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

I see no business for 10-year-olds to have phone or social media account: Author Jyotsna Mohan

Author Jyotsna Mohan, who has worked for a national television news channel, has addressed the issues the kids of the present generation are facing in her latest book Stoned, Shamed, Depressed. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of Mohan's interaction with senior journalist Nidhi Razdan over the book in the event Kitab hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Phulkari: Women of Amritsar and presented by Shree Cement.

We cannot generalise a society or a country: Author Hamid Ansari on Pakistan

Techie and author Hamid Ansari, who was caught in Pakistan being accused of being an Indian spy, wrote about his ordeal and suffering days in the South Asian country in his book Hamid. In an interaction with senior journalist Nidhi Razdan at Kitab, an event organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement, in late November, Ansari bared his thoughts. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

With a debate on the idea of India, Shashi Tharoor’s new book 'The Battle of Belonging' launched at PKF event

Kolkata: A battle of belonging to India and having India belong to you is raging at the moment as attempts are being made to turn the nation's "civic nationalism" into a "religious-cultural nationalism", said Congress leader and writer Shashi Tharoor at the virtual launch of his new book “The Battle of Belonging”. 

Relationship with mother difficult to be defined: Author Lady Mohini Kent Noon

Lady Mohini Kent Noon, the author of the book Dear Mama, was busy in conversation with barrister-writer-activist Cherie Blair in the latest session of Kitab organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. In the course of the conversation, Mohini Kent Noon spoke about her book about intimate letters from eminent personalities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to their mothers as well letters by several other girls who were victims of human trafficking. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts