Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised
You cannot invisibilise someone if you recognise their contribution. And as a society, we have always sought to invisibilise Dalits, says author Gunjan Veda
In Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s book The Death Script, an intimate study of the everyday strifes of India’s Red Corridor
In a conversation with Firstpost, Bhardwaj talks about his time living in India's Red Corridor, why a solution for the insurgency has not yet been achieved, and the State's apathy towards Adivasis
In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.
The Sri Lankan Civil War, a murdered photographer and the after-life come together in Shehan Karunatilaka's latest
Shehan Karunatilaka on his new novel Chats with the Dead, writing about politics and finding hope amidst despair.
Ophelie Wiel on her new book on Hindi cinema, why Bollywood lacks global appeal, sexism in the industry
French writer and film scholar Ophelie Wiel's book Rendezvous with Hindi Cinema takes the reader to Bollywood's backstage. In a series of 20 interviews conducted with many well-known and lesser-known names from Indian cinema, Wiel paints a holistic picture of modern-day Bollywood that seemingly accommodates insiders and outliers alike.
Taslima Nasreen on self-censorship, and Indian democracy: 'If you don't get equality, you don’t get freedom'
In an interview with Firstpost, writer Taslima Nasreen talks about living in India because of her exile, and the concept of freedom being impossible in a society without equality.
Uzma Aslam Khan on The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, imagining the unimaginable with historical fiction
Uzma Aslam Khan's fifth novel The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali is a sensitively crafted alternate perspective of history. In this interview, Khan talks about her inspirations and shares an excerpt from the book.
Adhirath Sethi, author of Where the Hills Hide their Secrets, on managing multiple plot-lines and being inspired by everyday life
Where the Hills Hide their Secrets has a way of being familiar and relatable, interspersed with unimaginable surprises being sprung at the reader.