Manu S. Pillai
Manu S. Pillai is the author of the critically acclaimed The Ivory Throne, Rebel Sultans and The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin. Formerly chief of staff to Shashi Tharoor MP, he is a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. His other essays on history have appeared in Mint Lounge, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Open Magazine, New Statesman and other publications.
Ira Mukhoty and Manu S. Pillai in conversation
Akbar was the most admired of all amongst the Mughals and one of only two Indian rulers to be widely known as ‘The Great’. But before Ira Mukhoty’s ‘Akbar: The Great Mughal’, he had been without a modern biography. Here Mukhoty talks about her ground-breaking study with fellow historian Manu S. Pillai.