Simar Bhasin

The name of the prose: Zuni Chopra deconstructs fairytales in The Island of the Day Before

Zuni Chopra's new anthology deconstructs popular fairytales with a modern take. 

25 Sep 2018

Gone with the war: Deborah Baker weaves history, intrigue and politics in The Last Englishmen

The Last Englishmen weaves together history, intrigue and politics to recreate an era of conflicts and paradoxes. 

25 Sep 2018

Let the truth be told: Suzanne Franco recounts inspiring story of Valliamma Mudaliar

Suzanne Franco recounts the inspiring real-life story of a young girl in Gandhi’s South African Satyagraha force.

21 Sep 2018

All in the family: Rukmini Varma's Hidden Truth pays homage to Raja Ravi Varma

Rukmini Varma keeps things in the family, with a homage to Raja Ravi Varma.

21 Sep 2018

Queen of queens: Ruby Lal revisits the life and times of Mughal Empress, Nur Jahan

Ruby Lal re-creates the fascinating life and times of the Mughal Empress, Nur Jahan.

19 Sep 2018

Kama chameleon: Vir Das' sister Trisha intertwines history and romance in her new book

Comedian Vir Das’ sister, author and filmmaker Trisha Das, tells a story of love and intimacy in her new book.

19 Sep 2018

The pioneering post: Scent of a Story recounts life and times of late journalist, SN Ghosh

Shankar Ghosh offers an account of modern India in the story of his father, the noted journalist, SN Ghosh.

20 Aug 2018

An Irishman in Lahore: Isambard Wilkinson's Travels in a Dervish Cloak through Pakistan

Isambard Wilkinson, the Irish-born writer and journalist, currently based in Hong Kong, weaves a vivid, multilayered narrative in Travels in a Dervish Cloak

27 Aug 2018

Love and Learning under the Magnolia: Bulbul Sharma's homage to the village Shaya

Bulbul Sharma’s new book is a love story and a tale of self-discovery, as well as a homage to the beauty of the village of Shaya.

13 Aug 2018

The 'accidental guru': Energy therapist Amy B Scher offers a story of spiritual healing

Energy therapist Amy B Scher’s memoir offers a story of healing, hope and most of all, self-discovery. 

13 Aug 2018

A Place For Us: Fatima Farheen Mirza on her new novel, and working with Sarah Jessica Parker

Fatima Farheen Mirza speaks about her new novel, A Place For Us, and on working with Sarah Jessica Parker. 

06 Aug 2018

A thing of beauty: Manjima Bhattacharjya's Mannequin: Working Women in India's Glamour Industry

Manjima Bhattacharjya’s new book provides a behind-the-scenes look at the world of glamour. 

16 Jul 2018

Short stories on Kashmir: Feroz Rather on his debut novel, The Night of Broken Glass

Feroz Rather’s debut novel is the literary version of what Kashmir has come to denote — a beautiful landscape ravaged by violence. 

16 Jul 2018

Lahori rhapsody: Nadia Akbar on Freddie Mercury as a metaphor, and new Pakistani voices

Nadia Akbar speaks about the late Freddie Mercury serving as a metaphor in her new book, and emerging 
voices in Pakistan.

28 Jun 2018

Children of paradise: Aparna Jain’s inspirational Like a Girl: Real Stories For Tough Kids 

In Aparna Jain’s book about real-life icons, the idea of girl power is far from happy stories of super-women in capes.

28 Jun 2018

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