Lost your habit to read or want to start afresh?. We have all been there. ‘Not A Book Review’ is a show that aims to be your first step towards getting back to reading through conversations with accomplished authors about their books and themes their work covers. This is a show that is about the love for books with more than a dash of prose, hosted by the ever inquisitive Shivam Srivastav.
Pilot - Shivam [ 00:52 ]
Introduction to the series.
Manu S Pillai (History As You Didn't Know) - Shivam [ 54:46 ]
Manu S Pillai (History As You Didn't Know)
ndia’s rich diversity in the form of culture and religion is widely known but has it been understood and appreciated? Forgotten chapters of our past filled with war, love, betrayal and intellectual pursuit may hold the key to understanding more about ourselves through the ones who came before. Manu Pillai tells us more on this episode.
Dilip D'Souza ( A Due Apology) - Shivam [ 46:27 ]
Dilip D'Souza ( A Due Apology)
Deoliwallahs is the forgotten tale of Chinese Indians who were caught in the crossfire between India and China in the 60s and were sent to internment camps without due process. This is a story that holds added relevance today as India debates what it means to be a citizen.
Jerry Pinto (Family Of Beautiful & Tragic ) - Shivam [ 52:03 ]
Jerry Pinto (Family Of Beautiful & Tragic )
We talk to Jerry Pinto, author of the award-winning book 'Em And The Big Hoom' which tells the story of a close-knit family shaken by depression which is a tale that goes beyond just the illness to comment about society at large.
Avik Chanda (Badshah Of His Own Heart ) - Shivam [ 1:09:50 ]
Avik Chanda (Badshah Of His Own Heart )
Avik Chanda’s book ‘Dara Shukoh: The Man Who Would Be King’, explores the unsaid life of Dara Shukoh, a Mughal prince who lost the battle for the throne to his stepbrother Aurangzeb, but whose legacy has left a deep mark that reverberates even today.
Raghu Palat (Unsaid Truth Of Jallianwala Bagh) - Shivam [ 51:27 ]
Raghu Palat (Unsaid Truth Of Jallianwala Bagh)
Most of us are aware of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy but the events leading up to it and what followed after is equally gruesome. ‘The Case That Shook The Empire’ is a true story about one man’s quest to take on former colonial rulers in the court of law.
Amrita Mahale - Shivam [ 37:01 ]
‘Milk Teeth’ is about the changing landscapes of a city, an aspirational woman from a middle-class family figuring her identity and whether home and belongingness mean the same thing.