Category: Interviews

Interviews with Authors about specific books

William Dalrymple’s Views on Indian history

Thirty-three years ago, on a cold winter night in Delhi, when everyone was swathed up in their blankets, braving the chill, 18-year-old William Dalrymple, landed in India. He wasn’t interested in this country back then,...

For Sudha Murty the Writing is Therapy

One of India’s most humble and unembellished authors Sudha Murty is also one of the most adored philanthropists for the earnest efforts she puts into cultivating the lives of sex workers. Her latest book Three Thousand...

Live it like Austen

Initiating the first all-woman Jane Austen Club in Hyderabad, filmmaker Aparna Malladi feels the author’s universe is still relevant in the current scenario   Image Source Ever before Aparna Malladi (of The Anushree Experiments and Posh Porisfame)...

For love of a good story

Mark Tully, this Year’s Chair of the DSC Prize Jury, Speaks About the Year’s Stunning Entries, Which Made his Job Harder but Infinitely More Rewarding The longlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian...

‘Smita struggled with curious contradictions’

Renowned Film Critic Maithili Rao’s New Book, Smita Patil – A Brief Incandescence, is Finally Out. The Writer Speaks About the Phenomenon That Was Smita Smita Patil supported the New Wave film makers, battled...

Chronicler of a community

Author Cyrus Mistry, Recipient of the DSC Prize in 2014 tells Apoorva Sripathi Why Awards Matter and Why Being Reticent Helps him Write Better Winning the $50,000 DSC Prize in 2014 for the Chronicle Of...

‘The most exciting part was sailing’

Amitav Ghosh , Whose Flood of Fire is Shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2015, Chats About the Ibis trilogy, its Characters and How it Would be Impossible to Get That Grade of Opium Anymore...