Posts Tagged: India

RIP 6-feature.kyframe

R.I.P. #6: Odd Habits

By

I would really like to see a coming back or recreation of funeral rites. Let’s create new ones. Let’s take this matter into our own hands. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers has been returned, and gave a speech warning about the power of China’s central government and the waning independence of Hong Kong.

Tiny, the cat that lives in Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, had a big adventure in the city—he disappeared, causing panic among the store’s employees, before deciding to return.

...more

Ravi-at-Jaipur

The Rumpus Interview with Ravi Shankar

By

Ravi Shankar discusses Singaporean poetry in the last fifty years, Hindu mythology, translation, and his complicated relationship to his heritage. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

Dan Dalton over at BuzzFeed sleeps in the Airbnb bookshop.

Britain’s Waterstones is giving up on ebooks and outsourcing digital titles to the Japanese service Kobo.

A store in Mumbai Central Station in India has been going strong for more than 135 years.

...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

A bookstore designed to feel like a spaceship has opened in Hangzhou, China.

Romance-novel bookstore Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles has gotten a little funnier by adding live comedy shows.

Author Judy Blume has found a new career as a bookseller.

...more

Dasgupta feature

Goddesses

By

I closed my laptop. I thought of words such as “contexts” and “perspectives.” The next morning, I checked out an armload of books from the university library. I had to learn to defend Durga. ...more

Tania James photo credit Melissa Stewart Photography

Visible: Women Writers of Color #2: Tania James

By

Tania James discusses her most recent novel, The Tusk That Did the Damage, the challenges of writing an elephant narrator, and the moment when she knew she could be a writer. ...more

Brendan Jones.Credit James Poulson

The Rumpus Interview with Brendan Jones

By

Brendan Jones talks about his debut novel, The Alaskan Laundry, living in Alaska, his time as a Wallace Stegner Fellow, and living and loving what you write. ...more

total noise feature

Total Noise and Complete Saturation

By

For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested, in a clinical way, in silence. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

Beijing’s censorship crackdown on bookstores is being extended to Hong Kong’s airport.

India Today looks at six must-see bookstores from across India.

Take a look inside 2nd & Charles, the rapidly expanding used bookstore from Books-A-Million.

...more

This Week in Indie Boosktores

By

A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort.

A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen.

One of the Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year amidst mainland China’s censorship sweep has vowed to quit the book trade.

...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

Famed Indian bookseller Ram Advani has passed away at the age of 95. He had planned to continue visiting his shops until was 99.

Elton John has a favorite Los Angeles bookstore: Book Soup.

Seattle’s only bookstore dedicated to poetry is looking for a new owner.

...more

Kadetsky Author Photo

The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Kadetsky

By

Elizabeth Kadetsky talks about her new novella On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, writing about trauma and external forces, and coming to fiction from journalism. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

A bookstore owner in Maine has collected a huge payday after a rare stamp sold for close to $60,000.

One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers was a British citizen, and now Britain is saying this citizen was involuntarily removed to the mainland.

...more

Chaitali Sen feature

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Chaitali Sen

By

Swati Khurana talks to the author of The Pathless Sky, a love story centered around place, the state’s authority, statelessness, and geology. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

Bookstores in Mumbai, India are losing customers from institutional sales as large buyers turn directly to suppliers, and though 700 existing retailers exist in the city, the last few years have no seen new stores open.

A Syrian couple has opened an Arabic-language bookstore in Istanbul hoping to change cultural perceptions.

...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

The Canadian bookstore that discovered a hundred-year-old photo album has solved the mystery of the photos’ origin. They belonged to an Edmonton man born in 1919.

San Francisco is a city filled with bookstores, and SF Weekly takes a look at some of the best.

...more

The Forgotten Poet

By

You could visit India and never hear the name Rabindranath Tagore. In fact, if you don’t live in India, you may well have never known Rabindranath Tagore existed. But this was not always the case: recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947, Rabindranath Tagore became one of the major influences in the formation of the India we know today.

...more

Why Muslims Felt Excluded in India

By

Part of [Gandhi’s] genius was he was able to broaden out the appeal of the independence movement…But the way he did it was by using Hindu iconography and stories, mythology…He was personally very unprejudiced about this..But for Muslims, ordinary Muslims, who would see this and listen to these speeches and so forth, he seemed like a Hindu figure more than a national figure.

...more