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literature

Garden of Words

KA Shaji

On his 2.5 acre plot of land, a Kerala jewellery shop owner has planted trees featured in the classics of literature

My Nobel Nominees

Don’t know how high-powered committees think, but some of these poets deserve the honour, surely.

The Enigma of Enid Blyton

How does a mediocre writer with recycled plotlines sell 600 million copies across the world?

Rhyme and Treason

In these times when success is determined by numbers, poetry is a marginal mode of communication. Perhaps what the poet should look for is the intensity of his readership, not its size

Don Quixote Gallops to Bengal

A professor tilts his pen at libraries here and abroad to put back on the shelf a contemporary version of a Spanish classic in Bengali

The World Comes to Sankar

At 75, a Bengali writer who loves to claim his books have never travelled beyond Burdwan grabs international attention

City of Imagination

The author on Calcutta’s elusive connection with its literary tradition and the anarchy caused by the Hungry Generation

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