World Malala Day holds an important significance in the field of literature. The day is an honour to Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Every year people from all across the world celebrate World Malala Day on July 12, to celebrate Malala, who inspire many people around the world, and her commitment to education, especially for girls, which is truly remarkable and outstanding, especially in literature.
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After the Delhi Rouse Court extended the judicial custody of Manish Sisodia, the former Deputy CM of Delhi, he asked for a few books. On March 22, Sisodia urged the court to allow him some spiritual and religious books to be taken into Tihar Jail. Notably, the request was made during the court proceedings in money laundering case registered by the ED. Sisodia will be in custody till April 4.
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Actor Neena Gupta took to her social media to announce the release of her autobiography "Sach Kahun Toh" on June 14. In the video shared by her, Neena called the pandemic as hard times for everyone and she hoped that her book will help people tide over. Gupta also mentioned that she wrote this book in the lockdown in 2020. She also shared the pre-booking link in her post.
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National Award winning Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin is all set to make her writing debut with a book on motherhood titled "Elephant In The Womb". The non-fiction graphic book, illustrated by Valeriya Polyanychko, will consist "candid funny and relatable" essays and stories. The book will be published by Penguin Random House India. Earlier, Kalki was blessed with her first child, a baby girl, in February 2020.
UAE-based Indian-American Kiara Kaur, sets the world record for reading the highest number of books continuously i.e., 36 books in 105 minutes. The five-year-old bagged the World Book of Records in London and Asia Book of Records for her triumph performed on February 13. Kiara has read 200 books in 2020, and Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella were her favourite books. She prefers to read offline rather than… read-more
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 9, unveiled the Hindi translation of Dr Harekrushna Mahtab's 'Odisha Itihaas'. Originally written in Odia, the book was earlier released in English and now it has been translated into Hindi by Shri Shankarlal Purohit. Mahtab, the two times Chief Minister of Odisha and a prominent freedom fighter had written the book in Ahmednagar Fort Jail when he was imprisoned during 1942-45.
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Shedding light on the formation of Indian intelligence system, a book named 'The War That Made R&AW' has been unveiled in the country. Written by filmmakers Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket, the book dwells deep into the watershed events of 1960s. Besides, opening commentary on Bangladesh War, the book also gives detailed insights about RAW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao. However, the book will be available on 'Softcover' from April 11.… read-more
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To instill the reading habit, a team of IT professionals and engineers have begun a mobile library in Maharashtra. With over 10 lakh majorly donated books, the 'Let's Read India' movement’s GPS-enabled vans can be tracked via its website and app. Moreover, with an aim to bring back people from social media to books, the mobile library mandates readers to submit a 300-word summary while returning the book issued.
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The english version memoir of veteran actor-playwright, Girish Karnad will be released at his 83rd birth anniversary on May 19. Released in Kannada, the memoir was to be translated by the gem himself, but unfortunately, he could only translate the first part before his death in 2019. Reportedly, the memoir titled "This Life at Play: A Memoir by Girish Karnad" will now be completed by translator Srinath Perur and be released by Fourth Estate… read-more
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British-Indian political journalist and author Anita Anand's book 'The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj', has won a prestigious history-literary prize in the United Kingdom. The book, published in 2019, is about freedom fighter Udham Singh who assassinated General Dyre, the planner of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The judges showered… read-more