Aakash Singh Rathore - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
1:30 pm

Ink and Influence: The Craft of Political Life Narratives

Aakash Singh Rathore, Sagarika Ghose, Sugata Srinivasaraju with Aditya Balasubramanian


Aakash Singh Rathore is an internationally-renowned philosopher, and author of nine books, including the just-released Becoming Babasaheb: The Life and Times of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Harper Collins, 2023), and the best-selling Ambedkar’s Preamble: A Secret History of the Constitution of India (Penguin, 2020). He has also published 17 edited books ranging from literature and philosophy to law and religion, and even on wine. His Hegel’s India was short listed for the Non-fiction Book of the Year at the Tata Literature Live Book Awards 2017. Rathore’s books have been reviewed and featured in Scroll.in, The Wire, Outlook, The Caravan, The Quint, The Print, Livemint, The Week, EPW, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Tribune, Deccan Herald, and many other popular print and online media outlets. Rathore is also a top-ranking triathlete, and has finished eight grueling Ironman Triathlons on six continents.