The Cooking of Books

The Cooking of Books Ramachandra Guha in conversation with Nirmala Lakshman

Updated - January 27, 2024 03:56 pm IST

Published - January 12, 2024 11:13 am IST

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Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 11:55 am - 12:45 pm

What goes into making a good book? Ramachandra Guha delves into the his relationship with this editor in conversation with Nirmala Lakshman.

Ramachandra Guha is a historian and biographer. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at Krea University. He has previously taught at Stanford University, the Indian Institute of Science, and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including The Unquiet Woods, A Corner of a Foreign Field, and India after Gandhi. His most recent book is Rebels against the Raj. His books and essays have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Nirmala Lakshman is a journalist and the Director of The Hindu Group of publications. She was Joint Editor of The Hindu and has held senior editorial positions at the newspaper for more than three decades. She founded and edited The Hindu Literary Review, and conceptualised and created Young World. She launched and curated Lit for Life, the Group’s literary festival, and initiated the annual Prize for Best Fiction from The Hindu.

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