Patrick French

  • Ban on books: a question mark on democracy? 01-04-2011 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: The latest biography on Mahatma Gandhi, 'Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India' is not even available here yet, but Gujarat and Maharashtra are banning it. The central government is deciding not to, after some consideration. The Pulitzer Prize winning author and former New York Times...
  • Concern over classical literature in Jaipur fest 22-01-2011 08:36 PM

    Jaipur: A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centre-stage at the sixth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival underway here. "The new generation has limited access to classical and vernacular literature because most of us speak English. Ask me to name...
  • Jaipur literature festival just got bigger 17-01-2011 01:27 PM

    Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee, Vikram Seth, Patrick French, Junot Diaz -- the list would please the lover of the written word. These and over 215 writers from India and the world, including seven Booker Prize and five Pulitzer Prize winners will hold centrestage at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled...
  • Patrick French defends his biography of V S Naipaul 02-05-2008 01:01 AM

    Dunedin: Brendon McCullum made a defiant half century in an unbroken 82-run partnership with Ross Taylor to lead New Zealand to 137-2 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test Saturday. Jacques Rudolph earlier made an unbeaten 105 to become the third century-maker in South Africa's second innings...
  • Sir Naipaul has shown great integrity: Biographer 30-03-2008 11:41 PM

    Canberra: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma could bowl just 5.3 overs as the Indians had a hard day on field on the first day of their first practice match against Cricket Australia (CA) Chairman's XI, who posted a huge 398 for six declared in the first innings after twin centuries from...
  • Naipaul admits his cruelty might have killed wife 22-03-2008 12:07 PM

    Johannesburg: A year ago, Pat Cummins was playing grade cricket. Now, at 18, he has emerged as Australia's next great fast bowling hope. After taking six for 79 in South Africa's second innings to give his team a chance of winning the second and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium,...