The Times of India covered a panel featuring Diana and Michael Preston (pen name Alex Rutherford) at the Times of India Litfest in Calcutta. Link to the article here.
I’ll be in India for the Times of India Literature Festival in both Delhi and Cal.
Nov 27 – Dec 6: Delhi
Dec 7 – 11: Calcutta
I published a guest blog with the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS).
Nikhil Bellarykar of Loksatta (a leading Marathi newspaper) reviewed my book, saying that it is very detailed, has a solid foundation in archival research and it depicts the intricacies in the late 18th century British society in Calcutta very well. Bellarykar wrote that it depicts the conflict of freedom of expression so vividly as to be extremely relatable in present age. Bellarykar says it is a must read for anybody interested in Indian journalism.
Sangbad Pratidin (a leading Bangla magazine) reviewed my book saying very positive things about it and my work.
My book won the prestigious Hiebert Award for best work of journalism history.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be returning to India next week. If you want to interact with the author (that’s me!), get a signed copy, or have me speak at your event, send me a message.
Akshay Chavan of Live History India reviewed my book and interviewed me (apologies for the low quality copy-original in the link).
An op-ed I wrote for the BBC (apologies for the low quality copy-original in the link).
Paramita Ghosh of the Hindustan Times reviewed my book in their September 1 paper (page 8).
Ei Somoy reviewed my book in their August 25 paper (page 8).
I wrote an op-ed for Reader’s Digest which was featured in their August edition.
Open Magazine reviewed my book.
The Asian Review of Books reviewed my book.
R. Prasannan of The Week reviewed my book.
Ei Somoy interviewed me at the American Center, Kolkata.
UNI, the Indian equivalent of the Associated Press, interviewed me at the American Center, Kolkata.
The Telegraph featured my talk last Friday at the American Center, Kolkata, in their Metro section (page 9).
The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English newspaper and paper of record, reviewed my book.
- ‘[Otis] makes this key piece of colonial history and Indian journalism both vibrant and droll, which is no small task.’
- ‘Reads like fiction … Hicky’s Bengal Gazette remains a compelling read all the way through to its elegiac conclusion.’
The Financial Express reviewed my book: ‘Otis’ book comes at a time when the integrity of media is under the scanner the world over. The opposition that Hicky faced from the establishment in the 1700s still finds relevance today, and that’s one of the main reasons this book makes for enlightening reading.’
The The Hindu has reviewed my book. ‘Did freedom of the press triumph? For that you must turn to Otis’s book, as he sketches a riveting tale of the struggle of India’s first newspaper editor.’ – The Hindu
A wonderful review of my book in the Business Standard, by Devangshu Datta.
My book has been recommended by The Caravan Magazine in their July 2018 edition, on page 95.
Business Standard newspaper published a glowing review of my book Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper.
G. Krishnan of India Today published a review of my book Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper.
The Sunday Guardian published an excerpt from the prologue of my book Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper.
The Times of India interviewed me about my book Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper.