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PM launches book 'Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda For Reform'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a book titled ‘Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda For Reform’ edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley J. Tellis and Reece Trevor. The book’s foreword has been written by Ratan N Tata and it comprises insightful essays by noted academicians and public policy experts.

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‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride wins Baileys women’s prize for fiction

The Irish author Eimear McBride has been awarded the Baileys book prize for her first novel titled “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing”. Her competitor was Donna Tartt’s colossal third novel, The Goldfinch. McBride’s dark family story, penned in a forceful narrative of an anonymous narrator, won over the judges of the women’s prize for fiction, previously known as ..

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Vishwanath Tripathi awarded Vyas Samman

Noted Hindi author Vishwanath Tripathi awarded the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013. He was awarded for his memoir ‘Vyomkesh Darvesh’, a biolgraphy of noted Hindi scholar Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi. ‘Vyomkesh Darvesh’ is a biographical criticism and its speciality is that the personality (Hazari Prasad Dwivedi) that it describes, has been written about by ..

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Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist Sukumari Bhattacharji passed away

Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Sukumari Bhattacharji (92) who was known for her grasp over English and Sanskrit language, passed away. She started her career as a lecturer in English at Lady Brabourne College in Kolkata. She joined Jadavpur University’s Comparative Literature department and later switched to the Sanskrit department. Her grasp over Sanskrit helped her ..

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Indian Railways releases: ‘India Junction – A Window to The Nation’

Indian Railway released a book, titled ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’. The book has been brought out by Public Relations Directorate, Railway Board. The book has been edited by Ms Seema Sharma. About the Book: ‘India Junction – A Window to the Nation’ is a book which tells the story of the long an eventful journey of ..

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