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Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De has written extensively on India’s socio-cultural-political contours for over four decades. Her books include several bestsellers such as Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights, Superstar India, Sethji and Seventy…And to Hell With It! A widely read columnist in leading publications, she is known for her outspoken views, making her one of India’s most respected opinion shapers. Her most recently published book is Srilaaji.



Shobhaa De in conversation with Shunali Khullar Shroff

Shobhaa De has held centre stage from when she first broke into the world of journalism in 1970, quickly going on to edit three enormously popular magazines: Stardust, Society and Celebrity. Equally successful as a novelist, her hallmark has been the candour with which she depicts life in the upper echelons of Mumbai society. Of late, she has made her mark as a columnist with various publications, always outspoken in giving her opinions of the politics and social happenings of the day. In conversation with author Shunali Khullar Shroff, she discusses her new book Srilaaji in which the eponymous heroine is drawn with humour, earthiness and complete fidelity. De's career as a novelist started with Socialite Evenings, published in 1989, and the immediate success of her fiction has never flagged. What ties De's fiction to her columns and opinion pieces is the complete veracity and frankness with which she draws her world and the underlying humour which is found throughout.

Shobhaa De: Lockdown Liaisons:

Shobhaa De in conversation with Anandita De

Catch writer Shobhaa De in an intimate interaction with her daughter Anandita De. The heart-warming, no-holds-barred conversation has them discuss her new e-book, Lockdown Liaisons, and share their takes on the charged emotional and social realities of the pandemic.