India abounds with their precious teachings.
Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named on Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.
A 12-year-old child prodigy from Uttar Pradesh, India, has written 135 books on subjects like religion and biographies of well known personalities including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
One of India's most-read authors, Ruskin Bond has said that he tries to strike a positive note when writing for children and feels a certain responsibility as an author.
"This is about bringing this thing to a close in a way that is emotional and meaningful and also satisfying in terms of actually answering (as many) questions as possible."
The event will mark the launch of Oscar winner Dr. Resul Pookutty's book, Sounding Off: Amitabh Bachchan.
Like the first six books in the Aaron Gunner series, this dark, brooding tale will remind readers of classic Southern California crime novelists Philip Marlowe and Ross Macdonald.