Malathi Ramachandran's latest novel brings Mandu, the doomed romance of Sultan Baz Bahadur, Roopmati into focus again
For Mandu, Malathi Ramachandran's research spanned a wide number of sources: books commissioned by the Archaeological Survey of India, documents written by British historians, old maps of the fortress city, and Hindustani classical music
The Friday List: From a workshop on writing personal histories to solving a murder mystery, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Girl With A Pearl Earring author Tracy Chevalier: 'Women in historical settings have often been ignored'
Much of Tracy Chevalier’s writing focuses on giving a voice to those who don’t normally get to tell their stories, particularly women. These are the stories she’s looking to tell.
Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan throws himself into a Naga sadhu role in an overwritten, underdeveloped film
Laal Kaptaan had all the pieces to craft an effectual Indian western but it falters on a visually over-told story.
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.
How Lakshmibai became Rani of Jhansi: Read an excerpt from Moupia Basu's book, The Queen's Last Salute
Read an excerpt from The Queen's Last Salute, Moupia Basu's book on the Rani of Jhansi, before the release of Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika
The story of Amba and her two sisters is one of the most interesting ones in the Mahabharata, and is retold in The One Who Had Two Lives
Amish Tripathi's new historical fiction based on semi-legendary UP king Raja Suheldev, to release on 16 July
Titled Suheldev & The Battle of Bahraich, the book will be a part of a new series — Indic Chronicles.
Anuja Chandramouli's book traces the events that led up to Padmavati's self-immolation (jauhar) in the face of Alauddin Khilji's invasion, and narrates the story of "a remarkable woman who lived gently, loved passionately, and embraced her destiny with unmatched courage"
Game of Thrones fans, here's why Outlander needs to be on your must-watch list (if it isn't already)
Now midway through its third season, Outlander continues to add to its well-entrenched fan base — and with good reason
Devi Yesodharan's historical fiction novel Empire is as full of adrenaline-pumping action, as it is with authentic detailing of the Chola dynasty
Neelima Adhaar has written a fictional account of India’s 'first first lady', the wife of the Father of the Nation, Kasturba Gandhi, in what is the subversive equivalent of flipping the chalkboard to read the other side
This historical fiction novel outlines a thrilling story, set during Chandragupta Maurya's times