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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

Books and Authors
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Available Episodes

42:36
Books&Authors podcast Anita Bhogle, author, Equal yet Different
EPISODE 159
23 Jun 2022

"For women to stay the course, you need to have better infrastructure and better support systems because, really, that is the reason most women seem to not be able to manage. We ne ... Read more

23 Jun43 MINS
48:43
Books&Authors podcast with Meena Arora Nayak, author, Adbhut; Marvellous Creatures of Indian Myth and Folklore
EPISODE 158
17 Jun 2022

"Myth is not fictitious. It is actually truer than real life because it talks about an internal deep reality, which is truer than truth." - Meena Arora Nayak, author, Adbhut, Marve ... Read more

17 Jun49 MINS
47:45
Books and Authors podcast with Vidya Krishnan, author, Phantom Plague
EPISODE 157
02 Jun 2022

"Antibiotics don't work on Drug-Resistant TB, which should worry all of us. The post-antibiotic era is dawning on us." - Vidya Krishnan, author of Phantom Plague; How Tuberculosis ... Read more

02 Jun48 MINS
62:37
Books & Authors podcast with Nasreen Rehman, translator, The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto
EPISODE 156
26 May 2022

"Manto is not just a witness to history in his stories; he is an active agent of history. He is the subject of history. It is very compelling" - Nasreen Rehman, the translator, of ... Read more

26 May63 MINS
49:30
Books& Authors podcast with Seema Chishti, author, Sumitra and Anees
EPISODE 155
19 May 2022

"The personal is being made political in a very perverse way. My existence itself is anathema to a rising, sizeable force in Indian politics and that upsets me." - Seema Chishti, a ... Read more

19 May50 MINS
52:26
Books & Authors podcast with Aanchal Malhotra, author, In the Language of Remembering
EPISODE 154
13 May 2022

"Partition is such a perplexing event that 75 years on, you cannot assign blame to one community because there are equally heinous acts on both sides and equal misfortunes as well. ... Read more

13 May52 MINS
56:47
Books & Authors podcast with Vijay Mahajan, author, Digital Leapfrogs
EPISODE 153
06 May 2022

"Technology has made it possible for us to be inclusive irrespective of who we are," says Vijay Mahajan, author, 'Digital Leapfrogs' as he talks to Manjula Narayan about how techno ... Read more

06 May57 MINS
47:04
Books & Authors podcast with Jeet Thayil, editor, The Penguin Book of Indian Poets
EPISODE 152
28 Apr 2022

"Indian anthologists have made it a practice to exclude young poets. This is a disservice not only to young poets but actually to the older poets. I wanted to be as inclusive as po ... Read more

28 Apr47 MINS
60:05
Books and Authors podcast with Parvati Sharma, author, Akbar of Hindustan
EPISODE 151
22 Apr 2022

"Even in his life time, not everyone had a favourable view of Akbar. Many thought he was a heretic, and he was aware of this," says Parvati Sharma, author, Akbar of Hindustan. She ... Read more

22 Apr60 MINS
44:39
Books & Authors podcast with Parul Dave Mukherji, co-editor, 20th Century Indian Art
EPISODE 150
14 Apr 2022

I had spent a lot of time being critical of Eurocentrism when I realised that one has to move beyond this space of postcolonial critique. Ultimately, we have to take the responsibi ... Read more

14 Apr45 MINS
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