Tag Archives: History of the Book

Fifty Years of Writers’ Workshop

On the 3rd of October, just before I left for Delhi and Shimla, I attended a function at the new ICCR centre opposite the American Consulate to commemorate fifty years of Writers’ Workshop. For those few who haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Navayana Avarna

This mild tongue-twister is our latest scheme for getting good people into publishing. Brought to you courtesy Navayana, it’s a stipend-carrying fellowship for five social minority candidates to attend the Edit Pub course which runs every year at JU under … Continue reading

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Orient Without Longman

Is there any truth in the news that Pearson International is suing Orient Longman with the objective of removing the ‘Longman’ from its name? The Telegraph reported on 14 January 2008 that this was so, and that the case had … Continue reading

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Interesting Bibliographical Sidelight

While we’re on the subject of bibliography, I had an interesting experience while getting into IGI airport from Outer Ring Road on Wednesday. At the intersection I was assailed by a shady looking guy carrying, of all things, books in … Continue reading

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And Finally, the SHARP DeLong Prize

So the citation for the 2006 SHARP book prize has finally arrived. My thanks to the SHARP deLong Prize committee and to the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing for this recognition, including Shafquat Tawheed, Alexis Weedon, … Continue reading

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