‘In this brilliant, dystopian satire, Nayantara Sahgal draws a telling portrait of our times.’ Click here to read an extract from the book When the Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal.
‘My stories usually come from life itself, whether dreamt or experienced or watched.’ Click here to read excerpts from an interview of Shikhandin Shikhandin, author of Immoderate Men: Stories with Jaya Bhattacharji Rose
Speaking Tiger participated in the Dehradun Book Fair 2017. Click here to view the album.
We are proud to announce that Speaking Tiger author, Paro Anand has won the Sahitya Akademi award for 2017. Speaking Tiger will be publishing two new books by Paro Anand in 2018.
‘Far from being obscene, his writing is sensuous; far from being exploitative, it is compassionate; far from being voyeuristic, it is realistic; and far from being derogatory, it is humane… These stories are not meant to offer comfort or entertain. They present reality…’ Click here to read the full article.
The ban on Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s book proves that a society’s caretakers often don’t take care of its creative artists. Click here to read the full article.
‘In 1987 after leaving Lahore I was driving a taxi in Minneapolis (USA) when I [happened to] pick up a Pakistani. He was the son of a wealthy influential family and basically the story of Jack/Yaqub in the book is roughly his story. He hated his father, Pakistan and had become a criminal. But when I asked him why he didn’t return to Pakistan he told me he would rather die than go back…’Click here to read an excerpt from the interview of Nate Rabe with Images.
‘I wanted people to move past the idea of Indian food being greasy, spicy-hot food you got for cheap in a dive. I wanted them to explore beyond samosas, tandoori chicken, naan and tikka masala, which were all delicious, but only represented a tiny portion of India’s rich culinary diversity.’
In Shared Tables, Kaumudi Marathe shares family stories and recipes from Pune to Los Angeles.
‘In The Ring of Truth: Myths of Sex and Jewellery, she takes us from the good girl trope of Doris Day and bad girl trope of Marilyn Monroe to William Shakespeare to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, with little asides on French history, Indian mythology and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn along the way.’
Kaveree Bamzai, DailyO lists out six things from the book to know about sex, jewellery and some popular Indian myths.