The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is back and it’s made us more excited than ever because yet again the organizers have managed to bring together distinguished names from various walks of life – be it authors, politicians, journalists, musicians, socialists or activists. They’ve lined up lots of events and talks, debates and discussions across six… Continue reading The HarperCollins Guide to Jaipur Literature Festival 2019
Babu Bangladesh! is the most astonishing work of fiction to come out of the Indian Subcontinent in years, and it is most certainly the definitive Bangladesh novel in any language. Numair A. Choudhury, the author of this extraordinary book, had been working on the novel for over fifteen years, reshaping and refining the narrative even… Continue reading HarperCollins India is proud to announce that it will publish the literary debut of 2019 Babu Bangladesh! by Numair A. Choudhury
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
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
This month, HarperCollins India publishes Trisha Bora's debut novel, What Kitty Did. Trisha isn't new to the world of books and writing—she studied English Literature at Miranda House, and has worked in Indian publishing over the past several years. At the moment, she is a commissioning editor at Juggernaut Books. In this email interview with… Continue reading Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’
SHREYA PUNJ Almost fifty days since Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that ₹500 and ₹1000 ceased to remain legal tender – or as the media termed it, 'demonetisation' – and large parts of the country are still reeling from his decision's impact. While the disruption has affected all aspects of daily life, we decided to… Continue reading Has Demonetisation Affected the Production and Sale of Books?
STOP PRESS! Our long held maxim—that understanding the customer is the crux of innovation—is wrong. Customers don’t buy products or services; they “hire” them to do a job. Understanding customers does not drive innovation success, he argues. Understanding customer jobs does. The 'Jobs to Be Done' approach can be seen in some of the world’s… Continue reading October Picks | The Best of Foreign Fiction and Non-Fiction
In 2003, at a time when politicians and other establishment figures of Tamil Nadu were caught up in a surge of Tamil chauvinism, a group of men and women, setting themselves up as guardians of Tamil culture, objected publicly to the language of a new generation of women poets, particularly in the work of Malathi… Continue reading An Introduction to ‘Wild Words: Four Tamil Poets’