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ISBN nightmare hits textbook publishers IGNOU, TERI among the desperate

It’s not just assorted publishers who are facing problems getting ISBNs, the bar code for a book, from the HRD Ministry. IGNOU, one of the largest government universities which publishes its own course material, is also facing hurdles with its ISBN allotment. This at a time when the government is tom tomming the need for change in the way learning is offered in India.
ISBN nightmare hits textbook publishers IGNOU, TERI among the desperate

Host not Guest WBF focus

The New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 has no guest country and the focus this year is not even India, but NBT, the government’s host agency. Celebrating 60 years of the National Book Trust’s (NBT) inception, this January fair sees attention shift from a guest country and towards a celebration of all which the trust has achieved in the last six decades. ‘This year’s World Book Fair is special as we are highlighting NBT’s contribution in promoting literature and cultivating reading habits among children and people in general,’ says Baldeobhai Sharma, Chairman, NBT, the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s premier agency promoting book fairs across the country.
Host not Guest WBF focus

Witnessing corruption of the soul: Nagarkar

Kiran Nagarkar is a novelist, playwright, film and drama critic and screenwriter both in Marathi and English, and is one of the most significant contributors to postcolonial literature in India. He has written five novels, establishing his reputation as an outstanding representative of contemporary Indian literature. His books are a target of ideological critique due to the hybrid nature of his version of postcolonialism, involving irreverence alongside seriousness. In his first play Bedtime Story (1978), Nagarkar took on the subject of modern responsibility by broaching the topic of political crises of the day. The play could not be staged until 1995. Nagarkar talks to Mathew M Philip on the politics of the written word and his own work.
Witnessing corruption of the soul: Nagarkar

A musical evening at JLF

For the first event of the tenth anniversary celebration of the Jaipur Literature Festival, held in New Delhi in mid-December, the organisers held a musical evening,

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S Chand sets itself up for going public in 2017

Textbook and education content-focused publisher S Chand and Company has filed its draft Red Herring Prospectus with the country’s market regulator ..

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British Library digitizing 4,000 Bengali books

As part of a wider ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project undertaken by the British Library, 4,000 early printed Bengali books will be digitised amounting to more than..

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Newton’s Principia Mathematica fetches highest ever bid

An extremely rare continental copy of the first edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica went into auction recently..

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Times Litfest

The second edition of the Times Lit Fest Delhi saw a huge excitement among people visibly spilled out in the form of long queues at the India Habitat Centre to get a glimpse of their favourite authors/speakers

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Copyright verdict favours students again

The Delhi High Court on 9 December restored for trial an ongoing copyright case and allowed the iconic Rameshwari Photocopy Service which operates within the campus with the permission of the University to continue with its service

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