The Ivory Throne

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The Ivory Throne: Chronicles of the House of Travancore (HarperCollins) is my first book of non-fiction, released in December 2015.

The Ivory Throne was the winner of the Tata Lit Live Prize for best first book (non-fiction 2016) and was short-listed for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Crossword Prize, as well as the BLF-Atta Galatta Prize. In June 2017 it won the Sahitya Akademi’s Yuva Puraskar (English).

Excerpts, reviews, interviews and other information is up here.

The Ivory Throne is available for online orders (India) here, (UK) here, and (US) here.

Here’s a Malayalam interview I did with Aby Tharakan of Asianet:



7 Responses to “The Ivory Throne”

  1. WoW! WoW!! I am flabbergasted.

  2. Thomas Vallikappen Says:

    I have just bought a copy of the book from Bahrisons in Saket, New Delhi. It seems very interesting and well-written. Thanks.

    Thomas Vallikappen,

  3. Thomas Vallikappen Says:

    I am sure I will. At the moment I am travelling; will send further comments soon. I have enjoyed your blog very much and keenly watched your interactions with our common friend, Mr.Abraham Tharakan, who unfortunately, is no more.

    Regards and all the best for the successful sales of your book.

    Thomas Vallikappen

    • Thank you. I hadn’t heard about Mr Tharakan. Do convey my condolences to his family– from someone who enjoyed his writings very much.

  4. Harikrishna Says:

    Well written, Manu. Congratulations..

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