Neelima Adhar Dalmia

Neelima Dalmia Adhar is the author of Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia. Published in 2003, the book instantly scaled the bestseller list and Adhar was labelled a daredevil ‘family chronicler’ who had exposed some fiercely guarded secrets. Her second book, the novel Merchants of Death, established her a mistress of the genre. The Secret Diary of Kasturba is her latest and third book and is a fictional account of the life of the wife of Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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