Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sexuality in the time of Sobriety

“It’s about time we shed these prudish pre-conditioned layers and talk and deal with sexual explicitness in our books and films with a certain degree of refinement and maturity,” Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, author of the novel Sita’s Curse was quoted in a recent article in Hindustan Times which proclaimed that sex had finally come out…
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So you want to be published, huh?

Interview with Gouri Dange – Author, Editor, Columnist, Counselor Gouri Dange’s stand-up act about the perils of being published is a witty, tongue-in-cheek view of the writer’s world. She talks to Gyaan Adab about the absurdities she has encountered.   What prompted this stand-up act? I haven’t written about my experience and the absurdities I’ve…
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10 Women who changed Literature

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966): At her death, the Russian poet was considered the greatest woman poet in the history of Russian literature. Jane Austen (1775-1817): Who hasn't read Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice? The English writer first gave the novel its distinctly modern character through her treatment of ordinary people in everyday life, creating the comedy of manners of…
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