Authors' Corner

Writing in English and other Indian languages, are today transforming India’s literary landscape, with Indian writers commanding global attention and interest. More than 500 authors, established and emerging, in over 300 sessions — conversing, reflecting and interacting with their readers.
20th February 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

T S R Subramanian
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Rupa Publications
T S R Subramanian retired as the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India. He has since become a forceful advocate of governance reform. Subramanian has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, and has previously published Journeys through Babudom and Netaland: Governance in India. His recent book is titled India at Turning Point: The Road to Good Governance.
20th February 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Prabhat Shunglu
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Om Books International
He began as a reporter with The Statesman and later worked for The Pioneer and The Times of India, before switching to electronic media with BiTV. He has worked with Aaj Tak, Star News, IBN7, Rajya Sabha TV and News Express. His first book Yahan Mukhaute Bikte Hain, a collection of essays on politics and contemporary issues was published to critical acclaim in 2010. Prabhat studied at St Joseph’s College, Allahabad and graduated in Commerce from Allahabad University. Newsroom LIVE is his second book and his first work of fiction.
20th February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sandip Sen and Kamal Nayan Kabra
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd
Sandip Sen is the managing editor of Indian Printer Publisher, a premier trade magazine on printing and publishing and Packaging South Asia that discusses all forms of packaging in the Indian subcontinent. His first book was The Project Management Time Cycle: The Time Cycle Module. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting and manufacturing in the energy sector and has also been writing freelance for the last 25 years on most major business dailies of India. His recent book is titled Project Management Time Cycle. Kamal Nayan Kabra is presently the Malcolm S. Adiseshiah Chair Professor, Economics of Development and Decentralized Planning, Institute of Social Sciences. He was formerly the Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Public Administration. He is the first Nehru Memorial Trust UK Scholar at the University of Cambridge. A political economist and publicist engaged over the last five decades in research, teaching, consultancy and writings, lecturing, he has published many research studies and books on diverse fields of economic policies, planning, development and political economy.
20th February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sharmila Chand
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Om Books International
Sharmila Chand is a Delhi-based freelance journalist who hotfoots across the world to write for leading dailies and magazines in India on the very best that India has to offer in travel, health, food, lifestyle, fashion, beauty and more.
20th February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mushirul Hasan
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Niyogi Books
Mushirul Hasan, an internationally known historian, author and a Padmashree awardee has, among other notable contributions, explored the lives of the Congress Muslims, who survive on the margins of the dominant discourse on Indian nationalism. He is a biographer of Mohamed Ali, M.A Ansari and has published their correspondence and speeches. He has edited a collection of essays on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and co-authored a major biography of Jamia Millia Islamia. He has introduced the proceedings of the Indian National Congress, of which the first volume is already out. Mushirul Hasan served as Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, before being the Director- General of the National Archives of India.
20th February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sonal Kalra
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Wisdom Tree
Sonal Kalra is an award-winning Indian journalist-author, presently with the Hindustan Times. Kalra heads Entertainment, Art and Lifestyle for the publication's daily supplements HT City in and HT Cafe in Mumbai. A feature-writer, Kalra has previously edited a tech magazine and contributed to lifestyle publications on decor, health, wellness, fashion, food, beauty & fitness and travel. She is the author of A Calmer You and More of a Calmer You which are based on her columns.
20th February 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Panel Discussion by Lifi
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: LiFi Publications
Panelists include Shubha Sarma, Usha Bande, Monica Pant, Neelam Saxena Chandra, Priyanka Bhardwaj, Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, Anvita Bajpai.
20th February 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nilanjana Roy and Shovon Chowdhury
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Rupa Publications
Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realizing that animals were much more fun. Her first novel, The Wildings, was widely praised and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. Her column on books and reading for the Business Standard has run for over fifteen years. She also writes for the International Herald Tribuneon gender. Shovon Chowdhury is a Delhi-based amateur humourist. His blog, India Update has been widely condemned. He has written a novel The Competent Authority. In his spare time, he does advertising work for clients who cannot find anyone cheaper. His work as co-author of the Very Rich Whitebook for the National Council of Applied Economic Research has left him deeply prejudiced against the very rich.