Parvati Sharma is a Delhi-based author. Her debut was a collection of short stories called The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love. She has also written a novel, Close to Home; two books for children, The Story of Babur and Rattu & Poorie's Adventures in History: 1857; and a historical biography, Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal.
Nandini Sengupta a writer, parvati sharma writer, mogiya Basu writer, Vaibhav Purandare well known for his book on Sachin Tendulkar, moderator Naveen Chaudhary. This is the team discussing hisorical fiction. This webinar is based on how different writers write historical fiction not to narrate history but to present your own frame of mind through written words. Usually writers who write historical fiction are the ones who are already interested in history. Sometimes some particular thing inspires them. For instance Nandita Sengupta was inspired to write historical fiction after she visited the Ajanta and Ellora caves near Mumbai.
She researched the story of these caves and then studied history as a hobby. This is usually the case with most historical fiction writers. Most Indian historical fiction writers get their characters from Indian history for instance the story of Salim and Anarkali which everyone knows about. Even characters like Laxmi bai Queen of Jhansi, Bajirao and Mastani etc. are the movies inspired by real life historical characters.