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ANDREW SEAN GREER

ANUJA CHAUHAN

ANURADHA ROY

DEVDUTT PATTANAIK

IRA MUKHOTY

NASEERUDDIN SHAH

RAJMOHAN GANDHI

RAMCHANDRA GUHA

RATNA PATHAK SHAH

RAVINDER SINGH

RAVISH KUMAR

RUJUTA DIWEKAR

SEEMA GOSWAMI

SHASHI THAROOR

SHOBHAA DE

UPAMANYU CHATTERJEE

 





 

 

ANDREW SEAN GREER

Andrew Sean Greer is an American novelist. He is the recipient of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his latest novel titled Less which was released in 2017. Greer is the author of six novels including The Story of a Marriage (2008), which The New York Times has called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named as one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Greer is a recipient of several awards apart from the Pulitzer, including the California Book Award, O. Henry Award for the short story, "Darkness", and Fernanda Pivano Award 2014 for American Literature in Italy.

 
 

ANUJA CHAUHAN

Anuja Chauhan is a notable Author, Advertisor and Screenwriter. Her Pepsi campaigns, ' Oye Bubbly', 'Yeh Dil Maange More' and ' Nothing Official About us' were major heart stealers among the youth. Her debut novel The Zoya Factor is critically acclaimed and the movie rights have been bought for a movie featuring Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salman. Her novels Those Pricey Thakur Girls and The House that BJ Built has been made into a successful televsion show called Dilli Wali Thakur Girls. Her latest novel Baaz was released in 2017.

 

ANURADHA ROY

Anuradha Roy is the author of An Atlas of Impossible Longing and The Folded Earth, as well as Sleeping on Jupiter, which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her latest novel, All the Lives We Never Lived, was published worldwide in 2018 and is currently shortlisted for the JCB Prize and longlisted for the DSC Prize. Roy won the Economist Crossword Prize for The Folded Earth and her first novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing was picked as one of the Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, Huffington Post and Seattle Times. All her books have been widely translated. She works as a designer at Permanent Black, an independent press she runs with Rukun Advani.

 

DEVDUTT PATTANAIK

Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian mythology expert writing on the influence of mythology on management, governance and leadership. He is the author of 40 bestseller books and over 600 columns. He had been invited as speaker at TEDIndia in 2009. His television shows, Business Sutra on CNBC TV 18 and Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik have garnered immense praise from the audience. His recent work is titled Shyam: An Illustrated Retelling of the Bhagavata released in 2018.

 
 

IRA MUKHOTY

Ira Mukhoty grew up in Delhi and later graduated from Cambridge University with Natural Sciences. She is interested in the shaping of myth and history in popular consciousness, particularly with regards to the memory of famous women. Her first book, Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History (2017) published by Aleph Book Company, was based on mythological and historical heroines such as Draupadi, Hazrat Mahal, and Rani Laxmibai. Her present book Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire (2018) seeks to highlight the story of great women who disappeared during the Mughal Era. She is currently working on a biography of Akbar.

 

NASEERUDDIN SHAH

Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian movie and theatre actor. He has acted in several Hindi movies including Sparsh (1980), Masoom (1983), Aakrosh (1980), Hey Ram (2000), Iqbal (2005) and A Wednesday (2008) to name a few. His portrayal of Mirza Ghalib in the critically acclaimed TV series of the same name has been appreciated by both critics and audience. He has also directed actors like Konkona Sen Sharma, Ayesha Takia and Irrfan Khan in his directorial venture Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota (2006). He is one of the founding members of the Motley Theatre Group started in 1979. Shah forayed into Pakistani movies by playing significant parts in Khuda Ke Liye and Zinda Bhaag. He is a recipient of three National Film Awards, among others; and has been bestowed with the honours of Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema.

 

RAJMOHAN GANDHI

Rajmohan Gandhi, a biographer and historian, currently serves as research professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US. He led the Indian Delegation at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva back in 1990 and was resident editor, Indian Express, in Chennai in the 1980s. His latest work is a history of South India from the 17th century to our times. Earlier books by him include Prince of Gujarat (2014) and Understanding the Founding Fathers (2016), both published by Aleph. His Mohandas, a biography of his grandfather Mahatma Gandhi, was awarded the Barpujari Biennial Award by the Indian History Congress in 2007.

 

RAMCHANDRA GUHA

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and biographer based in Bengaluru. His books include A Corner of a Foreign Field (2002), India after Gandhi (2007), Gandhi before India (2013) and Gandhi: The Years that changed the World ( 2018). His awards include the Padma Bhushan (2009), the Sahitya Akademi Award (2011), a honorary Doctorate in the Humanities from Yale University (2014) and the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize (2015).

 

RATNA PATHAK SHAH

Ratna Pathak Shah is an Indian television, movie and theatre actress. She is widely known for her roles in Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai (2005-06), Khoobsurat (2014), Kapoor and Sons (2016) and the critically acclaimed Lipstick Under my Burkha (2017). Shah is the co-founder and an active member of the Motley Theatre Group. She has also served as a part of the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Selecting Committee for the 2012 Awards. She is the recipient of several National and International awards including Indian Telly Awards, London Asian Film Festival and News 18 Movie Awards. Her latest on-screen work is Lover per Square Foot (2018).

 
 

RAVINDER SINGH

Ravinder Singh is the bestselling author of I Too Had a Love Story, Can Love Happen Twice? Like It Happened Yesterday, Your Dreams Are Mine Now, This Love That Feels Right, and Will You Still Love Me? He has edited and compiled two crowd sourced anthologies named Love stories That Touched My Heart and Tell Me A Story. After having spent most of his life in Burla, a very small town in western Odisha, Ravinder is currently based in New Delhi. He has an MBA from the renowned Indian School of Business. His eight-year-long IT career started with Infosys and came to a happy ending at Microsoft where he worked as a senior programme manager. One fine day, he had an epiphany that writing books is more interesting than writing project plans. He called it a day at work and took to full-time writing. He has also started a publishing venture called Black Ink (www.BlackInkBooks.in), to publish debut authors. Beyond his love for words, Ravinder is a fitness freak.

 

RAVISH KUMAR

Ravish Kumar is a broadcast journalist and writer, serving as the senior executive editor at NDTV news channel. He is the recipient of The Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature for 2010, awarded by the President of India. He has received the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the year 2013 as Journalist of the Year and 2017 for broadcast category for Hindi language. Ravish Kumar featured in The Indian Express list of 100 most influential Indians in 2016. In 2017, Ravish Kumar was the first recipient of the prestigious Kuldip Nayar journalism award for his contribution to the field of journalism. His works include Ishq Mein Shahar Hona, Dekhate Rahiye, Ravishpanti and The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation.

 

RUJUTA DIWEKAR

Rujuta Diwekar is India’s leading sports science and nutrition expert and amongst the most followed nutritionist in the world. Having had a flourishing career for over two decades, her clientele includes Anil Ambani, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to name a few. She has been voted as one of the ’50 Most Powerful People in India’ by People Magazine. She has also been named as one out of the only three Indians in CNN Asia Hotlist: People to Watch Out For. She emphasizes on a blend of traditional food wisdom and modern nutritional science for a healthy body and mind, best reflected through the mantra – Eat local, think global. Diwekar is an author of several books including Dont lose your mind, lose your weight, Indian Super Foods and The PCOD - Thyroid Book which have sold more than a million copies in over seven languages and continue to define the discourse on food and exercise across the country. Her latest book, Notes on healthy kids, will be releasing shortly.

 

SEEMA GOSWAMI

A journalist, columnist and author, Seema Goswami started off her career at the Anand Bazaar Patrika Group’s Sunday magazine. She then went forward to becoming the editor of the weekend features at The Telegraph and is now a spectator as well as columnist at the Hindustan Time’s Sunday Brunch. Women on Top is her first book which was written to help and guide women in the workplace, which was published by Random House India and later translated to various Indian languages. Her first novel, Race Course Road, published by Aleph Book Company is a political thriller which was recently released in 2017.

 

SHASHI THAROOR

Shashi Tharoor is a politician, diplomat, columnist and writer. He is currently serving as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Kerala. Tharoor is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. His writings include The Great Indian Novel (1989), The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India – The Emerging 21st-Century Power (2007) and An Era of Darkness (2016) to name a few. Tharoor’s writings focus on India and its history, culture, sports, films, society, policies and the likes. He has written columns for publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, and The Times of India. His latest book, published in 2018 is titled Why I Am A Hindu?

 

SHOBHAA DE

Shobhaa De has monitored and written extensively on India’s socio-cultural-political contours for over four decades. Her twenty books include several bestsellers like ‘Starry Nights’, ‘Spouse’, ‘Superstar India’ and now, her latest, ‘Seventy.... and to hell with it!” She is a prolific writer, columnist, blogger, social commentator and opinion shaper with a vast Twitter following of close to 3 million. It is often said that one tweet from her can – and does – shake up Parliament. Her feisty, irreverent style has made her a powerful icon, widely respected for her fearless and independent opinions.

 

UPAMANYU CHATTERJEE

Upamanyu Chatterjee was born in 1959 in Patna. He spent over thirty calm and undistinguished years in the Indian Administrative Service; during that time, he wrote six novels- when no one was looking. He retired (early and honourably) in 2016 to devote himself full-time to running the household. He has one wife and two daughters. He enjoys several solitary occupations.

 
 

 

 
   

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