As a diverse array of virtual cultural and educational resources has been made available to a populace leading enforced indoor lives during the coronavirus outbreak, books offer an engaging and absorbing diversion.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2020: Elizabeth Gilbert, Roger Highfield to discuss fiction, Harry Potter on Day 3
For all Potter-heads, the evening session on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival on The Science of Harry Potter is one to look forward to. This will be a discussion between author Roger Highfield and Keshava Guha.
Through conversations with columnists, critics and authors, collated here is a list of Indian writers across several languages who created insightful literature, and delightful reading through the 2010s.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: US-Iran tensions, Deve Gowda's threat to Karnataka parties, Miyah poetry; today's must-read stories
Trump has been itching for a war with Iran, as have been some of the more deranged members of his administration in the US.
Manu S Pillai's latest book features episodes from India's history and the lives of its prolific figures
Manu Pillai's The Courtesan, The Mahatma and The Italian Brahmin is filled with crisp narratives sprawled across multiple periods in an attempt to try and present interesting, engaging, significant topics, themes and figures from Indian history
Manu S Pillai, author of The Ivory Throne, on 19th century Travancore, political intrigue and book-to-screen adaptations
Manu S. Pillai's 2015 historical non-fiction is a captivating narrative of the ruling family of Travancore and a compelling tale of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the monarch of the province, in what were the declining years of matrilineal society
Pillai's novel which bagged several awards including the Tata Literature Live! Best Debut (Non-fiction) Prize is a retelling of the life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last queen of the House of Travancore
Bangalore Literature Festival 2018: Section 377 to Dalit politics, Day 1 brings insights to the fore
The 2018 Bangalore Literature Festival kicked off on the lawns of The Lalit Ashok on Saturday, 27 October, and Day One saw a lot of interesting sessions.
Bangalore Literature Festival 2018: From panel discussions to much awaited LitMart, there is much to look forward to
From the LitMart for aspiring authors to panel discussions on poetry, history, politics, crime and more, to discussions on the burning issues of the day and dedicated children’s literature specials, the 7th edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival has so much on offer
Rebel Sultans: Tracing the origins of Malik Ambar, the hero of the Deccan who started out as an African slave
In Rebel Sultans, Manu S Pillai traces the history of the Deccan from the end of the 13th century to the dawn of the 18th, punctuated by tales of drama, betrayal and murder
Scheduled to take place on 22 October in Thiruvananthapuram, the eighth edition of Kovalam Literary Festival, will focus on non-fiction writing including Manu S Pillai's book on royal family, Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore