INDIAN AUTHORS

  • Taliban group claims responsibility for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee September 14, 2013

    In a new twist, a renegade Taliban militia, the Suicide Group of the Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, has taken responsibility for killing Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, claiming she was an "Indian spy". "We killed Sushmita Banerjee because she is an Indian spy," the group's spokesman Qari Hamza told The Daily Beast,...
  • Own marriage inspires Chetan's new book October 7, 2009

    Mumbai: After 5 Point Someone, One Night At A Call Center and The 3 Mistakes Of My Life, writer Chetan Bhagat is ready with his fourth novel Two States The Story of My Marriage. As the title suggests, the tale borrows largely from the author's own marriage to someone...
  • No Indian writer in 2009 Man Booker long list July 29, 2009

    London: No Indian writer has been able to make it to the long list of the Man Booker prize this year. The noted writer JM Coetzee, who won the prestigious prize in 1983 and 1999, is in the running again for his book Summertime. The long list for the leading literary...
  • Nandan Nilekani, Aravind Adiga top bestseller lists December 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Corporate honcho Nandan Nilekani's Imagining India dominates nonfiction this week while Aravind Adiga's White Tiger continues to roar on the top two slots in the fiction category of bestsellers. That is something for India to smile about as terror has sapped away enthusiasm. The top 10 in the...
  • Two Indian writers in Man Booker Prize shortlist September 10, 2008

    London: The shortlist for Man Booker 2008 is out and two Indian authors have made it to the list. The two Indian authors, Aravind Adiga and Amitav Ghosh, have made it to the shortlist for Man Booker Prize for Fiction for the year 2008 that was announced in London on...
  • The age of the Indian author October 11, 2006

    New Delhi/ New York: Kiran Desai has become the youngest woman to have won the Booker Prize, a mantle previously held by yet another Indian author, Arundhati Roy who bagged the Booker for her debut novel The God Of Small Things in 1997. Desai's mother Anita Desai was nominated for the...