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Indian Preview: Our Top Five New Releases

My Adventures with Satyajit Ray For those who know their Indian cinema, Shatranj Ke Khilari is film-maker Satyajit Ray’s only feature film in Hindi/Urdu and also his most expensive film, employing lavish stage design and stars of both Mumbai and Western cinema. Jindal, Ray’s young and artistically committed producer of the movie, looks back on…… Continue reading Indian Preview: Our Top Five New Releases

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Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie (Film tie-in edition) ‘A brilliantly ingenious story.’ — Dorothy L. Sayers, Daily Herald ‘Ingenuity at its height … the idea is utterly novel, the setting a model of realism, and the characters a versatile, attractive crew.’ — Woman’s Journal ‘A piece of classic workmanship . . . exquisite and wholly…… Continue reading Preview: Our Best Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction This Month

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Water: A tender short-story about the day Mumbai went underwater

HarperCollins India’s latest anthology of short-fiction, out in November 2017, titled No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories is not about what Mumbai is, but what it enables. Here is a city where two young people decide to elope and then start nursing dreams of different futures, where film posters start talking to each other, where epiphanies…… Continue reading Water: A tender short-story about the day Mumbai went underwater

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

Aaand we’re almost there! The penultimate chapter of this mini-series. Vish Dhamija, author of Unlawful Justice, takes the story further. Who’s faking it, darling? Me or you? Mira thinks as she walks out. In her nightmare, she was being hounded by men with knives, and from experience, she knows that it isn’t merely a dream.…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Four by Vish Dhamija

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

After a cliffhanger second chapter by Tanushree Podder, Scarlet Night is back with a new instalment from the writer of crime novels Himalayan White and Himalayan Hazard, Amitabh Pandey. Just one more chapter to go after this, before we throw it open to readers to write the final chapter of this mini-series. Here we go:…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Three by Amitabh Pandey

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

We’re back with Scarlet Night, part of our month-long celebration of crime fiction. Hope you enjoyed reading the first chapter by Trisha Bora which we shared exclusively on Harper Broadcast last week. Today, we bring you the next instalment of the series, the second chapter by Tanushree Podder. Here we go: I hate these tasks.  A…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter Two by Tanushree Podder

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#CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

September is Crime Month at HarperCollins India this year and we’ve brought together four talented writers to write Scarlet Night, a brand new serialized crime fiction drama. Our writers will set the plot, one chapter at a time, for you, the reader, to give the crime its destined end. Change everything or nothing, it’s up to…… Continue reading #CriminallyGood: Scarlet Night, Chapter One by Trisha Bora

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August Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

August, the month where we celebrate our freedom, enjoy our independence and almost always revisit our long-standing issues with our neighbour Pakistan. No wonder two of the top five releases this month are based on these themes, while the other three include a witty and deeply insightful memoir, a satirical novel, and the past and…… Continue reading August Preview: Our Top Five Indian Releases

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Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

My Absolute Darling | Gabriel Tallent A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy loves her more than anything else…… Continue reading Preview: The Best of Foreign Fiction & Non-fiction in August

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‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’

Even in the modern world, it’s impossible to escape our biology: men are depicted as the stronger, smarter sex, while women are portrayed as more empathetic, and as natural caregivers. We buy dolls for our girls, and toy trucks for our boys, marking the first in a chain of ways that we raise our children…… Continue reading ‘We need to make sure boys [also] play with dolls, and girls with toy trucks’