In She Goes to War, Rashmi Saksena presents the lives of women who have been crucial operators in insurgencies in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Kashmir. This excerpt is about the Manipuri faith healer Purnima, who was once a dreaded killer. Click here to read an excerpt from the book.
Book launch of Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon. Acclaimed author Mahesh Rao was in conversation with Madhavi Menon. Click here to view the album.
In her new book Beyond Dharma: Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics, Wendy Doniger writes about the convoluted reasoning and origins of Hindutva’s love for ‘mythoscience’. Click here to read an excerpt.
‘Dala’s 247-page lyrical narrative is women-centric, and understandably, female characters are much stronger than the male ones. The pattern is discernible. Every male character in the novel has a serious flaw, almost a detestable one, but there is a desirable attribute as well which keeps the women hooked on to them.’ Book review of The Architecture of Loss by Zainab Priya Dala.
Istanbul Istanbul: A novel by Burhan Sönmez and translated from Turkish by Ümit Hussein, has won a new international literature prize launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Click here to know more.
Book launch of The Architecture of Loss by Zainab Priya Dala. The author was in conversation with Urvashi Butalia, Publisher, Zubaan Books. Click here to view the album.
Talking Cub’s publisher Sudeshna Shome Ghosh and HarperCollins Children’s Books publisher Tina Narang responded to questions from Scroll.in about the recently launched children’s imprints and what’s happening in the children’s book world. Click here to read excerpts from the interview.
The Tiger of Mysore is dead. Within months, Henrietta Clive, wife of Madras governor Edward Clive, travels to Seringapatnam to see what is left of Tipu’s world. South Word carries an excerpt from Birds of Passage: Travels in South India, 1798 – 1801 by Henrietta Clive.
Talking Cub, the Children’s Imprint of Speaking Tiger, was launched at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 on Sunday, 7 January 2018.
The launch was followed by a conversation between Talking Cub authors Prerna Singh Bindra, Vandana Bist, Ranjit Lal and Subhadra Sen Gupta. The discussion was moderated by Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Publisher, Talking Cub. Click here to view album.
Speaking Tiger at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2018. Click here to view album.