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‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

Growing up as a girl in the Vedic age is anything but easy—and even harder for the future Queen of Hastinapur, the kingdom of all kingdoms. She must contend with magic islands, difficult sages, calculating foster parents, sexual awakening and loneliness. Even when she is at the threshold of the capital, King Shantanu, smitten though…… Continue reading ‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

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A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

Gul Gulshan Gulfam is the story of a man, his houseboats and the siege of Kashmir When my first novel Sheen Ta Vatapod (Snow and the Bridle Path) was published in 1987, many of my friends and associates were skeptical, for how could I, who had dedicated my life to theatre and spent much of…… Continue reading A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

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Editor and writer Trisha Bora talks about her riveting debut novel ‘What Kitty Did’

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’

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Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

Ajeet Sharma, the author of the novel Three Marketeers (published jointly by HarperCollins India and Black Ink) is a marketing expert, a business school professor, and a keen follower of trends and action in the business world. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. In his career, spanning more than…… Continue reading Q&A with Ajeet Sharma, author, Three Marketeers

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#2016: The Big Bestsellers at HarperCollins

Numbers matter. It’s the sales of a book that make it a bestseller. And we clocked several of those in 2016. From the acquisition of bestselling author Nikita Singh’s Like a Love Song to the publication of Booker prize-winning author Aravind Adiga’s critically acclaimed Selection Day, from Sania Mirza’s memoir Ace against Odds to Ready, Study, Go’s smart…… Continue reading #2016: The Big Bestsellers at HarperCollins

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Q&A | Yashodhara Lal Talks about How Love Can Find You, Even at The Workplace

Yashodhara Lal is amazing. She works full-time, manages one husband, three kids, a helping of maids, writes one bestseller every year and goes to town proactively to promote it. Not many Indian writers are able to balance so many roles, and so efficiently. Her first book, Just Married Please Excuse marked her arrival as a fresh…… Continue reading Q&A | Yashodhara Lal Talks about How Love Can Find You, Even at The Workplace

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Of Dates, Darlings and Daddies: An Excerpt from ‘Me, Mia, Multiple’

My bladder is pretty heavy by this point, but I am not sure if I should ask his permission to use the washroom. In fact, I am not sure of anything right now. I am not sure if I should lift that cup of tea placed in front of me, lest it rattles in the saucer and makes me…… Continue reading Of Dates, Darlings and Daddies: An Excerpt from ‘Me, Mia, Multiple’