Manu S Pillai - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
3:00 pm

Samaaj, Sarkaar, Bazaar

Rohini Nilekani with Manu Pillai

Day 1
6:30 pm

Portrait of a Life: Writing On People

Akshaya Mukul, Gautam Chikermane, Hindol Sengupta, Manu Pillai with Deepti Navaratna


Manu S Pillai is the author of the award-winning The Ivory Throne (2015), Rebel Sultans (2018), The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin (2019), and most recently, False Allies (2021). 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. A winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, he has been a columnist at Mint Lounge, while his other writings have appeared in The Hindu, Open Magazine, the Times of India, Hindustan Times, The New Statesman, and other publications. Manu is currently studying for a PhD at King’s College London.