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    Reham’s yet-to-appear book opens Pandora’s box

    A bitter fight has broken out between Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan and four individuals who claim that Reham Khan has mentioned them in her upcoming book in defamatory terms.

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    Israel, Myanmar sign agreement that allows changing each other's history textbooks

    Israel and Myanmar will be able to edit passages concerning their own history in the other state's textbook after signing an education cooperation agreement on Monday.

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    Row Over Book: Pakistan Bans Ex-Spy Chief From Traveling Abroad

    Former ISI chief Lt Gen (retd.) Asad Durrani has been banned from leaving the country and will face a Court of Inquiry over a controversial book he recently co-authored with India’s former intelligence head.

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    China bans George Orwell's Animal Farm

    The Chinese government has banned George Orwell’s dystopian satirical novella Animal Farm and the letter ‘N’ in a wide-ranging online censorship crackdown.

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    India, Pak, Lanka authors pen stories of love across cultures

    Top writers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have come together with a bunch of stories that celebrate love across cultures and love that defies barriers and threats.

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    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature

    The awarding Swedish Academy said of Ishiguro: "[Kazuo Ishiguro] who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

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    How a Hindu munshi’s Persian work came to influence English scholarship on Indian religions

    Reading about the recently opened exhibition,Collector Extraordinaire, Mackenzie Collection exhibition, at Lews Castle, Stornoway, in the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides - see our recent post Colin Mackenzie

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    Mughals slashed out of Indian history textbooks

    The board has revised history textbooks for classes VII and IX, removing almost all traces of the rule of the Mughals and the monuments they built, instead focusing on the Maratha empire founded by Shivaji.

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    Chronicling the Growing Voices of Kashmir’s Women

    For most of us growing up in the 90s, Kashmir has always been a solemn headline on the news. As time passed and I acquired more information, the perception of the ravaged state transformed into that of a paradise lost.

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    Arundhati Roy among Man Booker Prize contenders

    Auster’s intimate epic 4 3 2 1 and Whitehead’s fantasy-tinged historical saga The Underground Railroad are among four works by US authors on the list, alongside Emily Fridlund’s coming-of-age story .

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    How Indira Gandhi gained love, gave up Oxford, and found her calling

    By the time Indira joined Oxford, she had become romantically involved with Feroze. “I myself was once young and deeply in love,” she would say to Sonia Gandhi years later when meeting her for the first time.

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    Story of Kashmir can only be told in fiction: Arundhati Roy

    Arundhati Roy's 1997 debut novel, The God of Small Things, was a worldwide sensation, and deservedly so. Wildly inventive and fresh, the novel went on to win the Booker Prize and establish her as one.

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    The ghosts of a literary Indian hill-station that haunt the writers of the present

    All hill-stations have their share of ghost stories” writes journalist Sheela Reddy. “But the Doon must be the only spot that can boast of so many writers, living and dead, who have turned their home into their muse.

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    “Voices from Syria”: New E-book by Mark Taliano

    Between 15 and 23 September 2016, I travelled to war-torn Syria because I sensed years ago that the official narratives being fed to North Americans across TV screens, in newsprint and on the internet were false.

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    Why India cannot win wars against its neighbours

    Let alone China, India cannot even win a war against Pakistan. And this has nothing to do with the possession of nuclear weapons – the roles of nuclear and conventional weapons are separate in the war planning of India.

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    A life-long commitment to independent reporting

    Growing up in Deir Al Balah and Rafah refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Atwan lived in several Arab countries and worked diverse jobs before emerging as an internationally acclaimed, UK-based journalist.

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    The lost verse: Why is Iqbal going out of fashion?

    Once upon a time, once upon a recent time in fact, young Urdu poets frequently used to talk about Iqbal’s poetry in both formal and social settings — Iqbal, Pakistan’s national poet.

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    A new book looks at the Kashmir conflict through the lives of its women

    Kashmir is on the boil; the “Azadi” chant reverberates from every corner; normal life is at a halt. A young, educated, career-oriented woman’s life gets entangled amidst all this.

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