From the incredible story of author Ratna Vira to India's design heritage - your weekend fix

Ratna Vira's first book was rejected 15 times before being noticed by a publisher. Ancestry is on on a mission to re-interpret India's design heritage.

8th Sep 2019
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Ratna Vira, daughter of celebrated journalist Nalini Singh, can never forget how her first book, Daughter by Court Order, was rejected 15 times before it was noticed by a publisher. Eventually, her first book made it to several bestseller lists and even got a special mention in The New York Times. With the official launch of the book happening on September 10, Ratna takes us behind the scenes. From researching the subject to the experience of co-authoring a book with her daughter, she reveals all in a candid chat with YS Weekender.


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