#ReadWithFlipkart – Tweetchats, author interviews and more for World Book Day 2018

This World Book Day, don’t miss out on great reads on Flipkart Stories. Participate in three live tweetchats and learn what makes your favorite writers tick

World Book Day

Three tweetchats with three authors — participation for the World Book Day #ReadWithFlipkart tweetchats was phenomenal! As promised, we’ve picked the best answers to our bonus questions and the best questions fielded to the writers. Check below if you’ve won and await your prizes!

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On World Book Day 2018, Flipkart has a lot lined up for readers of all stripes. On Monday, April 23, join three engrossing Twitter chats with celebrity authors Preeti Shenoy, Rashmi Bansal & Ashwin Sanghi at the hashtag #ReadWithFlipkart. Catch up on our extensive archive of author interviews. On the bill are Shashi Tharoor, Aseem Chhabra, Amish Tripathi, Rupi Kaur, Devdutt Pattanaik and more.

#ReadWithFlipkart – 3 celebrity authors. 3 tweetchats. 3 times the intrigue.

This World Book Day, join the live #ReadWithFlipkart tweetchat with authors Preeti Shenoy (@preetishenoy), Rashmi Bansal (@rashmibansal) & Ashwin Sanghi (@ashwinsanghi) hosted by @FlipkartStories. Click on the links below to submit your questions and get signed copies of the author’s books and win prizes worth ₹500!  

Preeti Shenoy

#ReadWithFlipkart – Tweetchat with Preeti Shenoy on ‘The Romance of Reading’

This World Book Day, join author Preeti Shenoy and #ReadWithFlipkart in a real-time Twitter conversation at 12 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 with @FlipkartStories. The best audience questions and audience answers will win signed copies and prizes worth ₹500. Fill up the form to register your question!

Rashmi Bansal

#ReadWithFlipkart – Tweetchat with Rashmi Bansal on ‘Reading for Empowerment’

This World Book Day, join author Rashmi Bansal and #ReadWithFlipkart in a real-time Twitter conversation at 3 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 with @FlipkartStories. The best audience questions and audience answers will win signed copies and prizes worth ₹500. Fill up the form to register your question!

Ashwin Sanghi

#ReadWithFlipkart – Tweetchat with Ashwin Sanghi on ‘Magical Mystery Reads’

Join author Ashwin Sanghi and #ReadWithFlipkart in a real-time Twitter conversation at 5 pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 with @FlipkartStories. The best audience questions and audience answers will win signed copies and prizes worth ₹500. Fill up the form to register your question!

Catch up on the most engrossing interviews on Flipkart Stories

From interviews with influential politicians who have left their mark on literature, to immensely successful authors who have given a voice to the dispirited, we’ve peered inside their minds whilst in conversation with them. The following are excerpts with incredible detail and rich insight from the interviews that stood out.

Shashi Tharoor

The Shashi Tharoor Interview: ‘It is high time Hindus stood up and reclaimed their faith’

Speaking to Flipkart Stories about his book, Why I Am A Hindu, Shashi Tharoor raises thought-provoking questions on what it is to be Hindu in an India where religious identity is a calling card for power politics.

Aseem Chhabra on Shashi Kapoor

Shashi Kapoor – Aseem Chhabra’s eternal fascination

Vivek Tejuja interviews Aseem Chhabra, author of Shashi Kapoor – The Householder, The Star, published by Rupa. Also read an excerpt from the book.

devdutt pattanaik

What can kids learn from Indian epics? Ask Devdutt Pattanaik

In an interview, India’s popular mythologist and writer, Devdutt Pattanaik,  talks about his book for children, The Boys Who Fought and the misunderstood world of Indian mythology.

Amish Immortal India

Amish on how India’s past holds the key to a better future

Five books, two series, 4 million copies in print — no matter how you measure success, there’s no denying that Amish’s work is unparalleled. He has the unique ability to humanize characters from Hindu mythology and turn them into superheroes of an entirely different kind. Serving up a blend of age-old stories infused with incredible detail, adventure and rich insight, each of his works is exemplary. And with his first non-fiction book, Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation, India’s top bestselling author sets the bar exceptionally high.

Aaron Blabey

Interview: Children’s author Aaron Blabey on why he loves Tintin and Dr Seuss

Whether you’re starting the tradition of reading out loud to your kids or looking to continue it, don’t miss out on Aaron Blabey’s laugh-out-loud children’s graphic novels and picture books. Clever, cheeky and good at heart, Blabey’s books feature some of the most wonderful characters ever penned for children, be it the Al Capone-ish Mr Wolf or the unforgettable Pug named Pig!

Apurv Nagpal Eighteen Plus Duets

Why Apurv Nagpal dislikes the brand Erotica

Apurv Nagpal is a man of many parts. And his book, Eighteen Plus Duets, co-authored with women and self published, tries to defy the brand of erotica

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Interview – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni unplugged

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni explores, understands and portrays emotions in her breathtakingly fascinating books. She opens up to Vivek Tejuja about the purity of a mother-daughter relationship and how it inspired her to write her novel, Before We Visit the Goddess

Alex Gino - George


‘George’ speaks for transgender kids everywhere

George, Alex Gino’s book for children about a transgender kid who expresses her true identity by playing a part in a school play, is more than a touch autobiographical. In this interview with Flipkart’s Vivek Tejuja, the gender-queer author opens up a world of reading for transgender kids

Ken Follett

Ken Follett – The Flipkart interview

The bestselling author declares that he set out to write books that are popular, not to win the Booker Prize. Read the Ken Follett interview, in which he speaks out to Flipkart about writing, reading, his favorite authors and influences

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan – ‘Thor would be an action TV fan!’

Award-winning author Rick Riordan speaks to Vivek Tejuja about The Lightning Thief and other inspirations in this rare interview

This World Book Day, dive into the best works of women authors, on Flipkart

These 8 Indian women authors have a bold message for you

Eight Indian women authors open up about empowering women readers through their books

18 books by Indian women authors for your library

From graphic novels to books on personal improvement, women authors are responsible for some of the most well-written books across genres. Here’s an overview of 18 exemplary reads that you must add to your book list this World Book Day.

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