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Manu S. Pillai

Manu S. Pillai

Manu S. Pillai is the author of The Ivory Throne (2015), Rebel Sultans (2018), and most recently, The Courtesan, the Mahatma & the Italian Brahmin: Tales from Indian History (2019). Written over six years and researched in three continents, The Ivory Throne won the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar. Formerly Chief of Staff to Dr Shashi Tharoor MP, he has in the past worked at the House of Lords in Britain, and with the BBC on their Incarnations history series. His other writings have appeared in The Hindu, Open Magazine, the Times of India, Hindustan Times, The New Statesman, Mint Lounge and other publications.