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WE HOUSE IN THE GREATEST VARIETY OF BOOKS EVER FOUND UNDER ONE ROOF - RIGHT FROM FAIRY TALES FOR THE KIDS TO MULTI-VOLUMED ENCYCLOPEDIA FOR THE ADULTS
WE HOUSE IN THE GREATEST VARIETY OF BOOKS EVER FOUND UNDER ONE ROOF - RIGHT FROM FAIRY TALES FOR THE KIDS TO MULTI-VOLUMED ENCYCLOPEDIA FOR THE ADULTS

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Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday.
The prize, awarded by the British branch of the worldwide writers' association, is named for the late playwright Harold Pinter, who was an ardent advocate of human rights and a fighter for social causes.
Rushdie, 67, is probably best known for his 1988 book 'The Satanic Verses' which outraged the Islamic world and forced him to take special security precautions after death threats were made against him, including a fatwa issued by Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
He also won the prestigious Booker Prize for his second novel, 'Midnight's Children', and has been a prolific novelist, essayist and public speaker.
"This prize is English PEN's way of thanking Salman Rushdie not just for his books and his many years of speaking out for freedom of expression, but also for his countless private acts of kindness," novelist and journalist Maureen Freely, chair of judges, said in a statement.
"When he sees writers unjustly vilified, prosecuted, or forced into exile, he takes a personal interest. I think he would be the first to say that it was Harold Pinter who set the example in this regard: the engaged writer never sleeps."
Rushdie, in the statement, is quoted as saying: "It's very moving to receive an award named after my friend Harold Pinter, whose literary genius was matched by his passion for social justice, and to follow in the distinguished footsteps of the previous recipients, Tony Harrison, Hanif Kureishi, David Hare, Carol Ann Duffy and Tom Stoppard."
The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London on October 9 at the British Library.
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Match World Cup 2014 is the ultimate guide to the worlds greatest sporting event, from the makers of Match magazine.
Profiles of every team
Features and posters of all the star players
The expected highs and lows of the tournament
Key groups and games to watch
, To purchase for INR 325.0, simply click on the link http://buyit.cc/3736

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Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie

Archie Andrews, the freckly, lovelorn comic book star since the 1940s, is going to die in an upcoming issue of the Life With Archie series, which shows Archie's life as an adult. "Archie dies as he lived — heroically," Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater told the New York Post. "He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Archie has always been a representation of us — the best of us. Our strengths and our faults." Writer Paul Kupperberg added, "This isn't a random one-off or 'what-if' story that we're doing as a gag. This is the story that we mapped out carefully and with much thought." But do not despair, dear readers: Archie will live on in his teenage incarnation. The Post says that "Archie — much to the relief of Jughead, Betty and Veronica — remains alive in comics set in the present."
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JK Rowling to pen second crime novel under pseudonym Robert Gailbraith......www.booksperiodicals.com


Even though the Harry Potter author JK Rowling was outed last year as the author of 'Cuckoo's Calling', published under pen name Robert Gailbraith, she will retain the pseudonym for her upcoming crime fiction novel 'The Silkworm'.

Publisher Little, Brown describes Rowling's latest venture as "a compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn".
People hardly took notice of Rowling's first crime novel 'Cuckoo's Calling' initially. However, the sales of the book skyrocketed when it was disclosed that Rowling was the author of the book. Her identity as the author of the book was leaked on Twitter and Rowling sued those who disclosed the information. She won the case and donated the damages she was given to charity.

'The Silkworm' will be published on June 19 in the UK and June 24 in the US.  
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Wishing Mr. Khushwant Singh A very Happy Birthday...A great Author & a Poet
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Catholic priest's book on Swami Vivekananda released

A book penned by an Indian-origin Catholic priest based in Rome, a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda, was released here Saturday at the close of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the sage.
Aimed at fostering "religious harmony", "Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami Vivekananda" is authored by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Salesian general councillor for South Asia, who lives in Rome.
Derived from Kanaga's doctoral thesis on Vivekananda's teachings, the treatise attempts to place his teachings and philosophy in the context of modern issues.

In a statement read during the launch of the book, the priest said: "Among the several modern thinkers... Indian thinkers... I found that Swami was the most open to Christianity... the most friendly and tolerant."
"He envisaged a human being beyond religion and cultures... unfortunately today in India a kind of divisive religious fundamentalism is spreading which could even be citing the great Swamiji as the forerunner for their exclusivist philosophies, while he himself envisaged humankind without frontiers," he said.
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We wish You all A Very Happy Republic Day!!!!! Jai Hind
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