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Books of the Month: February 2017


Intimacy Undone: Marriage, Divorce and Family Law In India

Malavika Rajkotia

ISBN: 9789386050564 | Price: INR 799


And Gazelles Leaping

Sudhin N. Ghose

ISBN: 9789386338228 | Price: INR 299

Intimacy Undone examines the institution of marriage in India, from its historical roots to its evolution towards the moral, social and legal position it holds today. This wide-ranging, perceptive book tackles subjects as diverse as the gender equations underpinning society, how current Indian property and family laws came into being, and the controversy about the Uniform Civil Code, deftly tying them all into a crucial argument about love, marriage and divorce. Along the way, Malavika Rajkotia also brings alive the drama of the divorce courts, critiques the foibles of the institutions involved, and, throughout, furthers the aim of family law to bring about a steadily more equal society.


An orphan, his pet, a Manipuri elephant sensitive about his small size, and their friends—Heera and her nanny-goat; Mazdoor and his donkey White Beauty; Tu Fan, a Chinese boy, and Soetomo from Java—attend Sister’s Svenska’s kindergarten on an abandoned estate in rural Calcutta. The children and their pets live an idyllic life: they have many adventures on the estate...
A delightful fable about the innocent pleasures of childhood, and the evils of the world which forever threaten to mar it, And Gazelles Leaping was first published in 1949. This is the first in Sudhin Ghose’s quartet which follows the young boy as he grows from a wide-eyed child into a disillusioned adult. Long-neglected classics, these novels are being reissued for the first time in more than half a century.

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ISBN: 9789386338259 | Price: INR 299


Cradle of the Clouds

Sudhin N. Ghose

Published in 1951, Cradle of the Clouds is second in Sudhin N. Ghose’s quartet of novels which follows the young man—introduced as an orphan in And Gazelles Leaping—as he grows from a wide-eyed child into a disillusioned adult. Long-neglected classics, these novels are being reissued for the first time in more than half a century.
Reminiscent of the Puranas and the great epics, full of diverse characters and digressions which seamlessly combine into one rich whole, Cradle of the Clouds paints a vivid picture of a child growing up in an Indian village.

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ISBN: 9788193314128 | Price: INR 250


When I Grow Up I Want to be a Tiger

Prerna Singh Bindra (Illustrated by Maya Ramaswamy)

Tigers don’t talk (well, at least not in ‘people’ language). Tigers don’t have names either. But then T-Cub is a very special tiger cub and he wants to tell you his story. It’s about his life in a forest in India, and his animal friends (and foes) including monkeys, peacocks and elephants.
T-Cub is naughty, curious, lovable and brave (and sometimes scared too!). He is living the good life of a wild tiger—prowling the forest, loved by his Ma, teased by his sister. He is learning the ways of the jungle, to hunt, to be a tiger… And then one day his mother vanishes, and T-Cub learns another lesson—it isn’t easy being a tiger.

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ISBN: 9789386338211 | Price: INR 399


Snowfed Waters: A Novel

Jane Wilson-Howarth

Deserted by her husband and forced out of her job as a schoolteacher, Sonia Swayne flees the sullen climes of Cambridge, England, to work for a charity which trains teachers in the plains of Nepal. She ends up on the green, exotic island of Rajapur in the middle of the Karnali river. Armed only with an amulet and a mantra, and vague stories of an ancestor who lived in Kanpur and died during the Revolt of 1857, she finds herself among people and in a culture very different from her own.
A fictional sequel to the acclaimed memoir A Glimpse of Eternal Snows, Snowfed Waters is a moving story of two cultures, false assumptions and of the gradual dawning of self-awareness.

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ISBN: 9781784971618


Special India Price INR 599
Original Price £8.99

The Dark Forest

Cixin Liu

Sequel to the Hugo Prize winning novel The Three-Body Problem.

Imagine the universe as a forest, patrolled by numberless and nameless predators. In this forest, stealth is survival –any civilisation that reveals its location is prey.
Earth has. Now the predators are coming.
Crossing light years, they will reach Earth in four centuries' time. But the sophons, their extra-dimensional agents and saboteurs, are already here. Only the individual human mind remains immune to their influence.

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ISBN: 9781784081041


Special India Price INR 499
Original Price £8.99


Fay Weldon

Reviewers have been describing Fay Weldon's inimitable voice for years. Now, here is Fay Weldon in her own words. Choosing and and introducing twenty-one of her favourite short stories written throughout her fifty year career as one of Britain's foremost novelists. Included as a bonus is a new novella, The Ted Dreams, a ghost story for the age of cyber culture, big pharma and surveillance.

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ISBN: 9781781859780


Special India Price INR 499
Original Price £20.00

Paper Tiger: Inside the Real China

Xu Zhiyuan

In Paper Tiger the Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world’s second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society.
Xu Zhiyuan understands his homeland in a way no foreign correspondent ever could. Paper Tiger is a unique insider’s view of China that is measured and brave, ambitious in scope and deeply personal.

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    The Sari of Surya Vilas by Vayu Naidu was launched at the Madras Book Club. Poet and dancer Tishani Doshi was in conversation with the author. The discussion was followed by a book reading. Click here

    Speaking Tiger organised a book discussion on River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Women in Indian Short Fiction, at the India International Centre on the 3 of February. Ashley Judd, Hollywood Actress, Advisory Board Member of Apne Aap and UN Goodwill Ambassador did a dramatized reading from the book. Click here

    Speaking Tiger authors at the Delhi Literature Festival 2017

   Speaking Tiger author Swapna Liddle, had an interactive session with the audience about her book, Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi on Friday, 10 February, 03:00–04:00 pm. Click here

   Avijit Ghosh, author of Up Campus, Down Campus: The Adventures of Anirban Roy in JNU, was in conversation with Dr Mridula Mukherjee, eminent historian and former Director, Teen Murti Library, on 'JNU: Can Fiction Help Understand India’s Most Misunderstood University?' on Sunday, 12 February, 01:00-01:45 pm.

   Speaking Tiger authors Eka Kurnianwan and Vayu Naidu were present at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Vayu Naidu, author of The Sari of Surya Vilas was in conversation with well-known novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakurni. Eka Kurniawan, author of Beauty is a Wound and Man Tiger was in conversation with Deborah Smith, internationally renowned translator.

    Speaking Tiger participated at the Kolkata book fair 2017 held from 25 Jan to 5 Feb. Click here.

   Manjushree Thapa wins a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant 2017 for her translation of Aaja Ramita Chcha (There’s a Carnival Today) by Indra Bahadur Rai, to be published by Speaking Tiger Books in 2017.

    Shyam Bhatia, author of Bullets and Bylines: From the frontlines of Kabul, Delhi, Damascus and Beyond, was invited to give a talk at The Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He spoke about his novel Bullets and Bylines, Indian identity in foreign reportage, and reporting from the troubled spots of the world. Click here

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