Author: niyogibooks

Literary Revolt against Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

A writer, editor, translator, and activist, Rakshanda Jalil has provided yeomen’s service to the cause of Urdu language and literature. On the occasion of the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh…
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Rabindranath Tagore’s Returning of Knighthood

Theodore Adorno, in his 1949 essay, “Cultural Criticism and Society”, said: ‘There can be no poetry after Auschwitz’. Perhaps in the Indian context, one could say that there cannot be…
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Sneak Peek into the World of Tibet

Losar is a popular festival for Tibetan Buddhism, marking the beginning of New Year and celebrated with much gusto. It is a three-day festival observed by Tibetans worldwide with prayers,…
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Other Words, Other Worlds… An Interview with Geetanjali Shree, Author of ‘Mai’

    We approached celebrated writer Geetanjali Shree with certain questions in mind: How is a well-recognized Hindi writer faring in International languages? Do the translations enhance her readership in…
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For the love of History & Heritage

    Indian history has its roots in its ancient temples, historic forts, opulent palaces, and splendid heritage and culture. Let us explore some of the famous historical places and majestic structures…
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The Legend of Krishna: Author’s Encounters on His Voyage

        "At Mundra, it took long persuasion to take pictures in Devshi Sarang’s house. It was sold to a local Jain merchant who, initially, was reluctant to…
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The World of Religions Did you know?

          The desire and ability to acquire knowledge distinguishes the human society from every other species. It is through knowledge that human beings control nature, both…
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EXCERPTS: KRISHNA IN MURALS

          Krishna, the dark god, enacting his leelas, and evoking bhakti rasa in his devotees, is the most popular and perhaps among all Hindu gods closest…
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