Literature

Roundabout: Meet death with a trickle of poems

The boy Amritsar Gul Chauhan, who chose to make Chandigarh his home, is unique in the world of Punjabi literati. He carried the evergreen tree from his salad days throughout his life, writing around 10 books of verse and prose in his easy, unhurried way. Old friend, he shares none …

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Children’s Literature: Biblical Stories Told

A Snake, a Flood, a Hidden Baby: Bible Stories for Children written by Meir Shalev, illustrated by Emanuele Luzzati and translated into English by Ilana Kurshan; Kalaniot Books, 2021; ISBN 9780998-852799; 38 pages; $ 21.99. By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – The stories of Genesis and …

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Serbian literature has always been queer, says new book

A new book challenges the idea that queerness in Serbia is a foreign concept, imposed on a traditional society by foreigners. Emerging europe speaks to its author, Igor Perišić. For many people, queer culture and the canon of Western Balkan national literature don’t quite go hand in hand. But a …

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Famous Urdu poet Tarannum Riyaz succumbs to COVID-19

Tarannum Riyaz (photo-Twitter) Famous Urdu poet and author Tarannum Riyaz died in a Delhi hospital on Thursday, battling COVID-19. Her husband, Riyaz Punjabi, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Kashmir, died in the city last month. She had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been put on a ventilator …

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