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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Manjula Narayan

Manjula Narayan

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Manula Narayan is National Books Editor at Hindustan Times. She writes on literature and popular culture.

articles by Manjula Narayan (153 results)
Oct 04, 2019 18:54
Fatima Bhutto’s new book looks at the global appeal of eastern pop culture. In an email interview she talks about why everyone, from the Germans to the Peruvians, is enamoured by Bollywood, K-pop and Turkish Dizi read more
Sep 13, 2019 19:44
Stimulating sessions and interesting conversations were part of the 10th edition of the Mountain Echoes festival in Thimphu, Bhutan. read more
Sep 06, 2019 20:39
Berjis Desai’s book that lists the A to Z of the Parsi way of life shows you why the community makes other Indians both glad and mad. read more
Aug 21, 2019 21:39
The Garden Art Journal, which features wonderfully minimalist images that incorporate petals, seeds and leaves, intends to spur creativity in those who maintain journals. Here, Chandramani, @neelavanam on Twitter and Instagram, talks about the journal,... read more
Aug 16, 2019 18:38
Shubha Mudgal’s short fiction teems with authentic characters and situations peculiar to the world of the Hindustani classical performer read more
May 24, 2019 21:54
Poomani’s Vekkai is one of the great Tamil novels of the 20th century. Heat, the English translation of this extraordinary work has just been released. In a telephonic conversation facilitated by translator N Kalyan Raman, the author spoke about the... read more
Apr 19, 2019 21:26
A book that combines history, photography, culture and travel writing, reportage, and political analysis to present a picture of China and the challenges to its rise read more
Mar 22, 2019 20:30
Rich in data backed by lucid explanatory text, The Verdict by Prannoy Roy and Dorab R Sopariwala decodes India’s elections and provides some pointers on who could win the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 read more
Feb 01, 2019 20:07
As always, this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival was where Established India came to rub shoulders with Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners and an adoring reading public read more
Dec 14, 2018 21:24
An excellent book that treats the Hindi film song with the seriousness and respect it deserves read more
Dec 07, 2018 20:48
A short story collection that contemplates the inevitable with an unwavering gaze read more
Nov 02, 2018 21:27
Though Aatish Taseer’s book appears to be about the Brahmins of Benaras, it is actually a look at the continuing aftershocks of colonialism, about India and Bharat, and about the persistence of caste read more
Oct 12, 2018 23:32
A story that examines the nature of love, life, friendship and the quest for happiness in a difficult world read more
Sep 14, 2018 21:04
Erudite and thought-provoking, Chinmay Tumbe’s India Moving shows that the ongoing Great Indian Migration Wave is the world’s largest and longest voluntary migration episode in migration history read more
Aug 10, 2018 21:24
Shot over the last four years on Ritesh Uttamchandani’s iPhone, this photobook features 98 images that reveal Mumbai’s pounding, generous heart read more