He was the lawyer Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi appointed to take up her case against the British. But few had heard of the colourful John Lang and his writings capturing the most interesting events and characters of the mid-19th century in India till author Amit Ranjan went on a quest to bring him to life through his book
Hindi films have played an important role in shaping public opinion. But why is this industry, which is so closely linked to Mumbai, described as a risky business to be in? Columbia University Professor and Author Debashree Mukherjee takes us back to the era, which she believes, shaped this industry and its fortunes
The 11th-century collection of Indian legends and folk tales, 'Kathasaritsagara' as written by Somadeva is well known for life lessons that can be taken from all of the stories presented in the compilation. Author Meena Arora Nayak’s new retelling of the Kathasaritsagara, the first major rendition of the epic in a quarter-century, closely follows the adventures of Naravahanadatta and brings these ancient tales to new and enthralling life.
It’s a personal journey of discovery and an interesting look at a tumultuous event from India’s history - the Partition of 1947. Catch British lawyer Marina Wheeler as she talks about her book ‘The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab’ on LHI’s Book Club
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