From The Times of India: ‘Not available elsewhere in the world,’ two centuries of the British Library’s Bengali collection is being made available free.
From Quartz India: ‘You should be allowed to publish whatever you want as long as you do it well,’ says India’s Seagull Books’ Naveen Kishore.
Now open for submissions, a short-story competition themed on Delhi is accepting English and Hindi works, in part to boost short-form work in India.
From IANS and the Hindustan Times: Authors from nations neighboring India may find the big country’s market more attractive in some cases than their own.
While translations from Asia seem to have new traction in the UK market, could the market be overly dependent on awards programs and uneven funding?
Frankfurt Book Fair’s ‘The Markets’ conference explores an industry that keynote speaker Andrew Wylie says stands ‘at odds with the nationalist agenda.’
Several speakers at last week’s StoryDrive China conference reminded us that storytelling on a local level can be just as impactful as going global.
With a goal of generating cultural tourism, the state of Kerala announces a new three-day program in November at the beach town of Kovalam.
‘A language is glorified through its literature,’ says K. Jayakumar, and a university program in Kerala is focused on that goal for Malayalam.
From The Hindu: Leveraging its extensive collection of Marathi literature, the little town of Bhilar has established itself as India’s first ‘book village.’