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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
Books and Authors
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Available Episodes

70:55
The social and cultural evolution of the Indian Foreign Service
EPISODE 258

"The problem of studying history is that we often think of history from today's point of view. When we look at history we must always look at the physical reality that existed at t ... Read more

14 Jun71 MINS
64:15
Of guilt lit and suffocation by morality
EPISODE 257

"It's very easy to criticise the BJP government or the Mamta government for censorship. What we don't realise is we are doing the same thing on social media without allowing a cert ... Read more

07 Jun64 MINS
63:21
Not a fraction but a whole
EPISODE 256

"The book is about my story as somebody of mixed heritage. In many ways it's just the story of somebody trying to figure out who they are in a world that likes to separate and divi ... Read more

30 May63 MINS
59:09
Of rose beds and avenues lined with amaltas
EPISODE 255

"If you look at late 19th century photographs or sketches of Delhi, it is empty and treeless. It's a historical fact that the city's greenery has come with the development of urban ... Read more

23 May59 MINS
42:42
Magnetic women, Oxbeas accents, and 1980s Bombay and Delhi
EPISODE 254

"Social comedy usually has a very short span because it gets dated. For people to laugh at the same silly jokes, for social comedy to survive means that it's hit some enduring spot ... Read more

16 May43 MINS
59:33
A promoter and a patron
EPISODE 253

"As a writer and art critic Rudolf von Leyden was able to mentor artists in a certain capacity but for artists to live, to sustain a life as an artist, they need to sell their work ... Read more

09 May60 MINS
68:04
The story of a family; the story of a nation
EPISODE 252

"You can't leave caste behind but you can change religion so why won't you get attracted to another religion for whatever reasons? We are now paying too much attention to religious ... Read more

03 May68 MINS
58:07
Of rasa, Raja Ravi Varma, and Raza
EPISODE 251

"In 2010, I totally got wedded to Indian aesthetics. I decided to view art through the lens of the rasa theory. I went back to the Natya Shastra because that is where it all starts ... Read more

25 Apr58 MINS
48:18
Different stories about India
EPISODE 250

"The mytho-epic imagination is an integral part of the structure of our culture. The religious character of the mytho-epic imagination in the Indian subcontinent provides a shared ... Read more

18 Apr48 MINS
50:15
Of passportism and pseudiscovery
EPISODE 249

"The history of tourism is intricately connected to colonialism. Travel writing is a direct descendent of colonial exploratory writing and even today, modern tourism has that DNA. ... Read more

12 Apr50 MINS
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