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9 02, 2017

Jallikattu—A Tamil Tradition

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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 maarbu Kavizhnthana maruppu Kalanginar palar [...]

29 01, 2017

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

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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, was held simultaneously at the [...]

16 01, 2017

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

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 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, Mehul,who has lost his parents [...]

23 11, 2016

Discovering Kathakali | Part 1

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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 next room to escape the [...]

5 11, 2016

No Shave November

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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 have guessed it right. Yes, [...]

27 09, 2016

Why Do We Need to Travel?

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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 the metro; a cute pup [...]

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