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Shakespeare’s First Folio in Mumbai

The British Council, in collaboration with The British Library and CSMVS, has brought to Mumbai, and to India, for the first time, First Folio – the first collection of plays by William Shakespeare

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Kiran Doshi wins The Hindu Prize

Kiran Doshi, a retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his third major work of fiction, Jinnah Often Came to Our House

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President Obama frees Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning, the US army soldier who became one of the most prominent whistleblowers of modern times is to be freed in May as a gift of Barack Obama in his final days as president.

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The Kipling connection

A green bungalow on the J J School of Art campus in Fort area of Mumbai has been linked with The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling for more than a century..

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Actor Hrithik partners Upasana for Braille books

Popular actor Hrithik Roshan, known for his Krish films, has released a Braille-Tactile children’s book series titled Tactabet, which will be available in Hindi and English..

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EVENTS

At Shabdotsav litfest

Moderator Shruti, with authors Amita, Shilpa, Renu Balakrishnan and Aparna Piramal Raje at ‘Shabdotsav’, a Litfest organised by the FICCI Ladies Organisation Pune chapter.

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A book on Jignesh Shah

the launch of the book, The Target, took place at Alliance Francaise De Delhi. The book is on financial wizard Jignesh Shah.

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Date with illustrade books

Institut français India and German Book Office, Delhi held a discussion and demonstration titled Illustrated Books : a professional meet, at the Oxford Bookstore.

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Chasing their dreams

Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala launched Shobha Warrier’s book, Dreamchasers: Entrepreneurs from the South of the Vindhyas on 5 January in Thiruvanathapram.

Ma Foi Pandiarajan, entrepreneur and the Minister of School Education, Sports and Youth Welfare, Tamil Nadu launched Dreamchasers: Entrepreneurs from the South of the Vindhyas, on 10 January in Chennai.

Shah Rukh Khan launched Koran Johar’s biography, Unsuitable Boy, in Mumbai in mid-January

In January 2017, a popular Chennai store, Odyssey kicked off their monthly discount sale with Vitasta books



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