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Books and Authors

Books and Authors

Hindustan Times - HT Smartcast



In this podcast, National Books Editor Manjula Narayan tells you about books, authors and their journeys. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast

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Available Episodes

56:57
Books and Authors podcast with Sara Rai, author, Raw Umber
EPISODE 189
02 Feb 2023

"I wouldn't say that everything I've written in this memoir is true. Some of it has been added on, invented, embellished. It's been a long process of remembering and becoming as I ... Read more

02 Feb57 MINS
41:40
Books and Authors podcast with Pratibha Karan, author, The Book of Dals
EPISODE 188
26 Jan 2023

"Dals have been a part of the human diet for centuries and they are a substitute for more expensive animal-based proteins, and they are also very diverse and versatile. Dals are ac ... Read more

26 Jan42 MINS
47:57
Books & Authors podcast with Colleen Taylor Sen, author, Ashoka and the Maurya Dynasty
EPISODE 187
20 Jan 2023

"One of the principles of Ashoka's dhamma is tolerance and respect for all religions and that really impressed me. Also, the whole idea of inscribing messages on rocks may have com ... Read more

20 Jan48 MINS
55:48
Books & Authors podcast with Ruth Harris, author, Guru to the World; the LIfe and Legacy of Vivekananda
EPISODE 186
12 Jan 2023

"It's not the picture of Vivekananda that people have but he was extremely funny. He tried not to be too hard on the Americans so he did a lot with humour and teasing" - Ruth Harri ... Read more

12 Jan56 MINS
45:53
Books & Authors podcast with Annapurna Garimella, editor, The Long Arc of South Asian Art
EPISODE 185
07 Jan 2023

"History has become a big bone of contention in our society. A lot of people are excited by chewing on that bone of contention and I'm very happy about that. People who are writing ... Read more

07 Jan46 MINS
46:25
Books & Authors podcast with Andrew Quilty, author, August in Kabul
EPISODE 184
15 Dec 2022

"The elite local forces that the CIA had established and operated with since the early years of the war in Afghanistan were both effective and very brutal, and were responsible for ... Read more

15 Dec46 MINS
55:40
Books & Authors podcast with Nilosree Biswas, author, Calcutta On Your Plate
EPISODE 183
08 Dec 2022

"I always try to bring in a people's history point-of-view into my work. So, in the telebhaja, sweets, and the dak bungalow sections, I have mentioned the people who created the di ... Read more

08 Dec56 MINS
54:26
Books & Authors podcast with Jitendra Dixit, author, Bombay After Ayodhya
EPISODE 182
01 Dec 2022

"People come from all over the country to Mumbai and it is cosmopolitan. But if you look at the history of the city, there has been tremendous violence and communities have clashed ... Read more

01 Dec54 MINS
42:00
Books & Authors podcast with Abhay K, editor, The Book of Bihari Literature
EPISODE 181
25 Nov 2022

"I took it as a mission to do this anthology because a lot of things are known about Bihar but literature is not one of them. This book is also an invitation to literary translator ... Read more

25 Nov42 MINS
57:57
Books & Authors podcast with Nandita Iyer, author, The Great Indian Thali
EPISODE 180
17 Nov 2022

"Looking at a cookbook should take the reader down memory lane and inspire them to recreate the dishes," says Nandita Iyer, author, The Great Indian Thali, which features vegetaria ... Read more

17 Nov58 MINS
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