English politician and novelist par excellence, Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, was the guest at the fourth session of An Authors Afternoon, presented by Shree Cement, on 15 December, 2012, at the Taj Bengal Chambers.
The third edition of An Authors Afternoon on October 5, 2012, hosted Sangeeta Bahadur at Taj Bengal, Kolkata presented by Shree cement. Sangeeta Bahadur was engaged in a conversation by Sangeeta Dutta and touched upon topics like fiction, feminism, career, interests of the author and writing as a therapy.
The second in the Shree Cement-sponsored series of An Authors Afternoon on August 17, 2012, hosted Jeet Thayil at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata, in association with Siyahi. The event was anchored by Debanjan Chakroborty. It was a lively discussion on Thayil’s books on Bombay, drugs and sex.
An Authors Afternoon on July 21st, 2012, hosted Pramod Kumar KG as the guest author at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata. The session focused on the author’s recently launched book Posing for Posterity: Royal Indian Portrait. The book, which goes back to the days of the Raj, is on the early history of the portraits and photographs in Princely India held either as private collections or are still maintained by the descendants of the former princely states. The hour-long chat session was between Moon Moon Sen and Pramod Kumar KG., the first director of Jaipur literature festival.