Monday, 21 January 2013

36th Chennai Book Fair 2013 opens at YMCA ground, Nandanam

Chennai, Jan 12 (TruthDive): The 36th Chennai Book Fair was inaugurated at YMCA Physical Education College Ground, Nandanam on Friday, January 11, 2013.
School education minister N R Sivapathi inaugurated the book fair in the presence of minister for information and special project implementation K T Rajendra Balaji and Chennai mayor Saidai S Duraisamy.
This year Chennai Book Fair would have 747 stalls in 180,000 sq ft area, with 450 participants with more than 10 lakh titles and one crore books.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Interview with D. Selvaraj, winner of the Sahitya Akademi award

    •         Almost four decades have rolled by since the world-renowned Czech Tamil scholar Zvelebil made his assessment of writer Daniel Selvaraj’s contribution to modern Tamil literature in his famous work A History of Indian Literature published in 1973. Selvaraj’s novel, Thol (Hide), which speaks about the travails and struggles of the Dalit tannery workers of Dindigul in the composite Madurai district from 1930 to 1958, has been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi Award for 2011. The novel has already won the Tamil Nadu government’s award for 2010.