Decoding False Allies with Manu S Pillai
Renowned author and historian Manu S Pillai will be in conversation with Josy Joseph to explore his recent book False Allies: India’s Maharajahs in the Age of Ravi Varma at Kottayam on 7th December. The open session will be organized in the DC Books Auditorium at 5 PM. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to interact with the historian.
Pillai rose to fame with The Ivory Throne, a brilliantly written work that chronicled Kerala’s history over the last three centuries. With a rich and layered narrative that was centered around queen Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, he bagged the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for this book. His subsequently published books Rebel Sultans and The Courtesan, The Mahatma and the Italian Brahmin marked his name in the literary scene. His fourth and latest release, False Allies came out in September 2021.