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Book Streets across India, which we would love to explore | Niyogi Books

By | April 23rd, 2017|

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” —Erasmus Every book lover’s dream would be to visit these streets where they can browse [...]

Conservation of World Heritage Sites | A City Keeping its Character

By | April 17th, 2017|

Today, over half of the world’s population resides in cities as a result of which cities are evolving and developing at a faster pace. It is incumbent on us to know how to manage these [...]

Jallikattu—A Tamil Tradition

By | February 9th, 2017|

In Kalithogai, a classical collection of Tamil poems from the Sangam period (spanning c.400 BCE to 300 CE), one can find the following lines describing the electric atmosphere at a bull-taming sport: Ezhunthana thugal Ettranar [...]

Heritage and Humanism—Niyogi Books at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

By | January 29th, 2017|

Niyogi Books has a long association with the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. This year Jaipur Book Mark (JBM), the publishers’ conference where book rights and deals are discussed, [...]

Shwas’s Kinjal Shah talks to Niyogi Books | The Dire need of Education to the Underprivileged

By | January 16th, 2017|

 100 million That is the number of children who do not go to school in India. i.e. Four times the population of Australia. i.e. approximately 1/3 the population of the USA. And when I see, [...]

Discovering Kathakali | Part 1

By | November 23rd, 2016|

When I was but a wee rug rat, I would sit transfixed for hours in front of our ECIL television every time Doordarshan Malayalam aired Kathakali performances, while my elder sister would run to the [...]

No Shave November

By | November 5th, 2016|

The person who would be the happiest with the prospect of “No Shave November” or “Movember” is doubtless Mr. Bhavani Shankar, who equates the moustache on a male countenance with an upright character. You would [...]

Why Do We Need to Travel?

By | September 27th, 2016|

The long tight hug from the best friend or a compliment from a stranger, the little teardrop at the corner of the eye due to uncontrollable laughter or the chuckling of a little child in [...]

Translations at a Crossroad

By | September 4th, 2016|

Just a few days back I met a family of three; mother, father and a five-year-old girl. The father was Bengali and the mother non-Bengali. During the course of the evening the parents sat separated [...]

Let There be Translations

By | August 26th, 2016|

A few years ago, I embarked on a rather tedious quest to find the English translation of Agnisakshi, a novel of the popular Malayalam writer Lalithambika Antharjanam. Needless to say, it was not as easy [...]