Kim Wagner on New Discoveries while Writing ‘Jallianwala Bagh’

The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the Indo-British encounter, and it had a profound impact on the colonial relationship between the two countries. In Kim Wagner’s Jallianwala Bagh, which takes the perspectives of ordinary people into account, the event and its aftermath are strikingly detailed. Wagner argues that…

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Reel vs. Real: Adapting My Story into a Book

by Novoneel Chakraborty One of the things which makes a reader curious about any story is how real or true it is. When authors pen stories, it is believed that they must have written it after being inspired by real-life incidents, which they have lived or seen closely. Majority of the times this assumption is…

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Meet the Author of ‘The Beauty of the Moment’

Tanaz Bhathena’s The Beauty of the Moment is the story of Susan and Malcolm, and how despite being so different from one another they find themselves irrevocably in love with each other. Despite her parents’ impending divorce Susan is sincere and is driven towards making her parents proud. On the other hand, ever since his…

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Krishna Sobti

A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There by Krishna Sobti is a tale of young Krishna and her journey of making an identity for herself in the state of Delhi in 1947. Krishna applies for a position at a preschool in the princely state of Sirohi, which is beginning to transition into the republic of India.…

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Sophie Kinsella on her New Book, Writing, and More!

Fixie, the protagonist in Sophie Kinsella’s new standalone, I Owe You One, can’t help herself from fixing things…she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all. After saving a stranger’s laptop from certain disaster, he scribbles her an IOU, as a thank you. Soon the pair are caught up in…

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‘Ladies Coupe’ by Anita Nair: an introduction!

Forty-five and single, Akhila has never been allowed to live her own life – always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider – until the day she gets herself a one-way train ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. In the intimate atmosphere of the ladies coupé, she gets to know her five fellow…

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Things you didn’t know about India’s Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs

In Delusional Politics, Hardeep S. Puri, studies contemporary political disruptions in three of the world’s largest democracies, namely United Kingdom, United States of America, and India; and how these events are mirrored in current conversations around global governance, terrorism and trade. Delusional Politics, the author’s second book, follows Perilous Interventions in its honesty, clarity, and…

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