Of Stories, Language and Literature

On the translucent nature of translations, ‘When you turn a carpet over, the similar pattern that you see at the back, is like a translation of a text. It is not a replica, but you get a sense of what’s there.’ Remarked, author, translator, literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil in her session, ‘To Abba With Love’discussing Continue Reading

A Survival Guide to JLF ’20

A ‘literary maha-kumbh‘ a cerebral ceremony, celebrating the word, call it what you will- the two things that make up JLF are definitely the crowds and the chance to listen to and meet  national  and international literary figures. Representing the blog on the press terrace you also meet like minded book nerds and in coffee-breaks, Continue Reading

Call me By Your Name, Won’t You?

Call me By Your Name, Won’t You? Andre Aciman’s dialogue at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, on Love. A study in writing on desire In conversation with Siddharth Dhanwant Sanghvi at Zee JLF Aciman spoke about his love for writing, the craft and of course on his novel!  ‘How mortifying to want someone without knowing anything Continue Reading