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EXPLOCITY PODCASTS presents THE LITERARY CITY With Ramjee Chandran. This literary podcast is devoted to books and authors. It features interviews with a stellar line up of authors, both world famous and also authors who are being discovered—the only criterion being the quality of the prose. Topics are generally literary and include history, biographies, literature and literary fiction. The Literary City podcasts celebrates authors, poets, playwrights, grammar police, literary lounge lizards...and, oh yes, a cunning linguist or ten.

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EXPLOCITY PODCASTS presents THE LITERARY CITY With Ramjee Chandran. This literary podcast is devoted to books and authors. It features interviews with a stellar line up of authors, both world famous and also authors who are being discovered—the only criterion being the quality of the prose. Topics are generally literary and include history, biographies, literature and literary fiction. The Literary City podcasts celebrates authors, poets, playwrights, grammar police, literary lounge lizards...and, oh yes, a cunning linguist or ten.

    Celestial by Abhay K And 10 Indian Languages by Karthik Venkatesh

    Celestial by Abhay K And 10 Indian Languages by Karthik Venkatesh

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of The Literary City, we embark on a journey with two distinguished guests—each bringing a unique perspective to our exploration of literature and language.Abhay K, a poet-diplomat, and the author of "Celestial," a poetic masterpiece comprising 100 couplets that intricately weave the enchanting tales of the 88 constellations in our galaxy. Abhay's journey into the realm of poetry was sparked by a mesmerising night beneath the southern skies during his te...

    • 43 min
    The Literary Life Of Ramachandra Guha

    The Literary Life Of Ramachandra Guha

    Send us a Text Message.My guest today is a titan of Indian history, Ramachandra Guha.He is known for his monumental works on Gandhi and Indian history, but today we're taking a detour into the realm of literature.We'll be diving into his latest book, "The Cooking Of Books," a slice-of-life memoir that offers a poignant glimpse into his relationship with his first editor, Rukun Advani. It also offers us a look into Ram's literary side and the bonds that have shaped his writing journey.My first...

    • 47 min
    The Lighthouse Family: A Compelling Novel From The Turkish Ambassador

    The Lighthouse Family: A Compelling Novel From The Turkish Ambassador

    Send us a Text Message.My guest today, is an author from Turkiye, Firat Sunel. He is a career diplomat. He is currently the Turkish Ambassador to India.Firat is a demonstrably fascinating novelist. His latest novel, “The Lighthouse Family”, is a wonderful example of storytelling, of craft and of everything literary. I venture to say without qualification that it is one of the best novels I have read in recent years.Because this novel embraces a universally-resonant human sentiment, it makes i...

    • 41 min
    Churchill And India Fighting Retreat With Historian Walter Reid

    Churchill And India Fighting Retreat With Historian Walter Reid

    Send us a Text Message.You know how some people just seem to have that star quality? Winston Churchill, he was one of those. No matter how many books, documentaries you may have imbibed—or, speaking of imbibed, tales you may have heard of his brandy-infused mornings, there's always an insatiable appetite for more and more Churchill.His wit, his wisdom, and yes, even his lack of a filter in his shock-jock pronouncements—all adds up to a mystique, often a respect, that even the former colonies ...

    • 43 min
    A Disquiet In The Queen Of All Nations With Abhijit Sengupta

    A Disquiet In The Queen Of All Nations With Abhijit Sengupta

    Send us a Text Message.In what is meant to be his quiet and reflective corridor of retirement, my guest today, Abhijit Sengupta grapples with a disquiet that lingers. A former senior IAS officer and therefore, you might say, a custodian of order and democracy, a lifetime of service to the nation has clearly left him with a profound sense of duty that refuses to retire with him.Abhijit’s expression of angst—a visceral response to the erosion of the democratic foundations that he cherished—has ...

    • 40 min
    The Secret Of More With Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

    The Secret Of More With Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

    Send us a Text Message.The essence of historical fiction is telling stories set in a particular period of time. They transport us to a different place, offering insights into the past while exploring themes that are relatable across generations.In the craft of historical fiction, authors take creative liberties with places, events, and characters, using them as foundations for their stories. Here are some noteworthy examples: "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, "War and Peace" by Leo T...

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Chandran Sankaran ,

A spot for words and the world

Ramjee’s homework and knowledge shows to his guests and listeners alike. It’s part india, part the world and entirely accessible and thoughtful. Anyone with an interest in hearing revealing conversations with good authors should have this podcast on their playlist.

Disclosure: Ramjee is an old friend, but knowing him is a bit like going back often to a favorite museum or a bookstore. I get something new and surprising on every visit.

:Nat: ,

For literature enthusiasts

Love this pocast! Look forward to the new episodes. My favourite part is the delightful segment at the end called ‘What’s That Word’. Love learning fun facts about commonly (or not) used words and phrases.

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