Speaking Tiger is delighted to announce that Nandita Haksar’s book The Flavours of Nationalism: Recipes of Love, Hate and Friendship will be awarded Book of the Year at the LF Epicurean Guild Awards 2020. The ceremony is scheduled to be held on 7th February 2020 at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.
Shanta Gokhale’s new book Shivaji Park: Dadar 28: History, Places, People, published by Speaking Tiger, will be released at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai in February 2020.
Sukanya Rahman’s new book, Dancing in the Family, is an inter-generational memoir about the dancing careers of her mother and grandmother, and her own education in classical dance.’
The Sunday Guardian carries an excerpt from Dancing in the Family by Sukanya Rahman.
‘Apart from going public on social media, the other striking feature of this mission was that it allowed the country to see women scientists upfront for the first time, dispelling long-held stereotypes of the fuzzy-haired Einsteinian male scientist. “You know, we know Mars is for men. Now we have proved that Mars is not only for men,” Arunan jokes.’
Scroll carries an excerpt from Those Magnificent Women And Their Flying Machines: ISRO’s Mission on Mars by Minnie Vaid.
From 1684 till the present, the Indian diaspora in South Africa has had a long history. But in the country of their origin, they remain synonymous with three points of identity: indenture, apartheid and Mahatma Gandhi. Through What Gandhi Didn’t See: Being Indian in South Africa, Zainab Priya Dala deftly lifts the veil on some of the many other facets of South African Indians, starting with the question: How relevant is Gandhi to them today?’ Indian Writers Forum carries an excerpt from What Gandhi Didn’t See: Being Indian in South Africa by Zainab Priya Dala.
Speaking Tiger authors Ravish Kumar, Kalpana Swaminathan, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Mark Tully participated at the Tata Literature Live! Click here to view album.
When the conflict was at its peak, Visier Meyasetsu Sanyu was living with his family of nine in the village of Khonoma. In this extract from his latest book, A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home, he narrates how in 1956, when he was five years old, his family fled their village out of fear of the Indian Army and sought refuge in the surrounding jungles, where they would remain in hiding for over two years.’ The Caravan Magazine carries an excerpt from A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home by Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü.
Radhika Oberoi’s Stillborn Season opens with the assassination of Indira Gandhi in October 1984. Evoking the homicidal madness of the days which followed, the novel traces the fates of individual and intermeshed lives as mobs spill out onto the streets of Delhi, hunting, maiming and killing Sikh men and women in revenge.’ First Post carries an excerpt from Stillborn Season by Radhika Oberoi.
We, at Speaking Tiger are deeply saddened by the demise of veteran journalist, human rights activist and author Kuldeep Nayar. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.