Few literary biographies have been so awaited. Bailey’s book is a meeting ground between one of the world’s most tempestuous and debated authors and one of its most celebrated biographers.
The biography draws from Dalmia’s long acquaintance with Raza, and her interviews with his colleagues from the Progressive Artists’ Group, such as MF Husain and Krishen Khanna.
Spencer also includes Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris in pivotal roles.
Film production company Almighty Motion Picture has acquired the rights of Mahjabeen as Meena Kumari, a book based on the Pakeezah actor.
A trip down memory lane: Seema Sonik Alimchand's biography of Rajendra Kumar fills important gaps in the superstar's life story
Jubilee Kumar: The Life and Times of a Superstar is more than worth a read as it recreates the aura and charm of a time when an unlikely star became the biggest box office phenomenon but never really made a big deal of it.
The mysterious ascent of Salar Jung I from obscurity to power: Read an excerpt from The Magnificent Diwan
Bakhtiar K Dadabhoy, author of The Magnificent Diwan, lays down the life and times of Salar Jung I, also providing a social and political history of Hyderabad, recounting how Salar Jung decisively shaped the city's politics and economics for almost three decades of the latter half of the 19th century.
Book excerpt: Vaibhav Purandare's Savarkar biography is a timely exploration of Hindutva ideology founder's life
Vaibhav Purandare's Savarkar: The True Story of the Father of Hindutva is a thorough study of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a figure shrouded in polarising controversy, who has the most lauded and opposed legacy in national politics today.
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Gulshan Grover speaks about straddling Bollywood and Hollywood, and struggling to get offers in both industries in his upcoming biography Bad Man
Pitched as the first-ever biography of NTR in English, K Chandrahas and K Lakshminarayana’s NTR, A Biographyruns over a mammoth 600 pages and barely leaves anything about the iconic star behind.
The 63-year-old retired peon from Malgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra completed his 47th poem in the first half of this year.
Krishna Trilok's Notes of a Dream, an authorised biography of AR Rahman, is an underwhelming experience
Notes of a Dream - The Authorised Biography of AR Rahman is such an underwhelming experience that it makes you wonder if you really want to know anything about Rahman ever.
Annapurna Devi would say, 'Music has real power. It can bring the rains. It can put trees on fire. It can make cows give more milk.'
Priyanka Chopra's unauthorized biography, being penned by Aseem Chhabra, will be released later this year
The unauthorized book on Priyanka Chopra's life will narrate her tale from being a Bareilly girl to an international star.
Narendra Modi has penned a "short, crisp and sweet" foreword for Beyond The Dreamgirl, an authorised biography of actress and BJP MP Hema Malini
Barack Obama proposed to a "serious" girlfriend before he met his eventual wife Michelle, according to a new biography of the former US President.
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is so lacking in energy and verve that you have to wonder whether there is no mid-path between over-dramatisation and flatness.
TJS George’s narrative decodes the mystique of Madurai Shanmugavidivu Subbulakshmi about whom Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said, “Who am I? A mere Prime Minister before this Queen of songs”.
Does Yasser Usman's biography Rekha: The Untold Story really tell us things we didn't already know? Does it make Rekha any less enigmatic than she is?
Salman Khan? Really? Sania Mirza opting for Sultan star to launch her autobiography is disappointing
Sania Mirza, an icon of feminism in India, had her autobiography launched by Salman Khan, who has set back feminism several steps with his words and deeds.