From biographies to Mithila art, these books give you a glimpse into Indian culture
According to New York based journalist, Jane Ciabattari, books like The Splendid Things We Planned by Blake Bailey and Wonderland by Stacey D’erasmo are must haves for the culture aficionado. Here are some of our favourite home grown picks that cover rich heritage of music, art and people.
You Ask, I Tell
Zubaan Books;`325 Highlighting one of Maharashtra’s best known stage and screen personalities, Hansa Wadkar, this book is an edited translation (by Jasbir Jain and Shobhha Shinde) of her autobiography, published in 1970. Raw and direct, it reveals Wadkar’s tough personality. The book was turned into the movie, Bhumika, by Shyam Benegal. Details: zubaanbooks.com