The far-reaching DSC Prize, based in India and devised to support literature in all South Asia, has issued its eighth annual shortlist.
Carrying a purse of US$25,000, the DSC Prize honors the ‘exceptional qualities in the novels selected’ for its longlist of 13 titles.
Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan was hacked to death in a string of attacks on secular writers and publishers in Dhaka.
In India, dozens of writers have returned awards from the National Academy of Letters to protest the government’s unwillingness to criticize violence connected with Hindu nationalism.
Nielsen’s India Book Market Report tries to quantify a complex market, valuing Indian publishing at $3.9 billion and pegging growth at 20% annually.
A late arrival and a poor mix of products and pricing means Amazon has ceded ground in India to bookselling startups like Flipkart and Infinibeam.
Hans is the top literary magazine in the Hindi language, one that has had many setbacks but persists in confronting the most pressing issues in Indian life.
Bangalore’s Focus Medica has launched a new online medical library with thousands of video clips and over 150,000 images, claiming it is one of the world’s largest.
For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.
India’s effervescent literary culture have begun to attract more foreign writers looking to license books in search of a bigger audience and accolades.
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