Manu S Pillai - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Sessions

Day 1
10:00 am
Adjust Maadi

Benares: Ancient Customs, Contemporary Politics

Aatish Taseer with Manu S Pillai

Day 1
1:45 pm
Naale Baa

Building Blocks from Life: On Narrative Non-Fiction

Bachi Karkaria, Manu S Pillai, Shoba Narayan with VK Karthika

Bio

Manu S Pillai is the author of the award-winning The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore (HarperCollins India, 2015), and Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji (Juggernaut, 2018). Formerly Chief of Staff to Dr Shashi Tharoor MP, he has in the past worked at the House of Lords in Britain, and with the BBC on their Incarnations history series. Written over six years and researched in three continents, Manu’s first book, The Ivory Throne won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. Manu is also text contributor to Serena Chopra’s Bhutan Echoes (Tasveer, 2016), and writes a weekly column for Mint Lounge. His other writings have appeared in The Hindu, Open Magazine, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, and other publications.