Tag: Shakti Bhatt

  • The Hundred Names of Darkness

    The Hundred Names of Darkness

      “A delight to read. Eliot’s Old Possum would have enjoyed these Practical Indian Cats.” Salman Rushdie In the sequel and conclusion to her critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling novel, The Wildings, Nilanjana Roy takes us back to the Delhi neighbourhood of Nizamuddin, and its unforgettable cats–Mara, Southpaw, Katar, Hulo and Beraal. As they recover slowly […]

  • The BS Column: In search of an Asian prize

    (Published in the Business Standard, July 27, 2009) The literary world attracts its share of harmless lunatics, and for some years, my mailbox was enlivened by the presence of a gentleman I will call Mr S K Parthasarathi. He had never been published, but had a burning desire to be recognised as an author. For […]

  • The 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize: call for nominations

    The Shakti Bhatt Foundation invites nominations for the 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.Last year’s winner was Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes. • Entries may be in any genre: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction (travel writing, autobiography, biography, and narrative journalism), and drama.• All authors from the subcontinent are eligible but their […]