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Books of the Month: January 2017


Murder in Mahim: A Novel

Jerry Pinto

ISBN: 9789385755293 | Price: INR 499


Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi

Swapna Liddle

ISBN: 9789386050670 | Price: INR 399

He looks around to see if anyone else is watching them. Some of the older men are looking at him hungrily. He opens his eyes wide and raises his eyebrows. They look away hurriedly. Some even walk away from him.
He turns towards the young man again. Eye contact is definite, deliberate, clear. Seconds later, the young man has headed off to the toilet. The hunter follows him and suddenly, even before he steps into the dark space, he knows that the moment has come.
Jerry Pinto’s new novel—set in Mumbai, the city he writes about like no other—is a gripping murder mystery. It is also a compelling exploration of loneliness, ambition and greed in the great metropolis.


What we know today as Chandni Chowk was once a part of one of the greatest cities of the world—the imperial city established by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the seventeenth century, and named after him—Shahjahanabad. This is the story of how the city came to be established, its grandeur as the capital of an empire at its peak, and its important role in shaping the language and culture of North India.
Swapna Liddle draws upon a wide variety of sources, such as the accounts of Mughal court chroniclers, travellers’ memoirs, poetry, newspapers and government documents, to paint a vivid and dynamic panorama of the city from its inception to recent times.

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ISBN: 9788193314104 | Price: INR 299


The Sari of Surya Vilas

Vayu Naidu

In her new novel, Vayu Naidu tells the poignant story of a woman finding her voice against the backdrop of family secrets, betrayals and promises. In a compelling narrative, rich with period detail, The Sari of Surya Vilas traces the silenced voices of marginalized people across Madras and the Deccan, who nevertheless left a mark on history—woven, told and sung, worn and passed on, bearing the residue of their passionate experiences.

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ISBN: 9789386050656 | Price: INR 350


Kautik on Embers: A Novel

Uddhav J. Shelke (Translated by Shanta Gokhale)

Kautik on Embers is a searing portrayal of the poverty, discrimination and desperation that continue to haunt the villages of rural Maharashtra. Originally published in Marathi in 1960 as Dhag, Uddhav J. Shelke’s terse narrative style and unadorned prose ensured its place in the Marathi literary canon as a modern classic. Shanta Gokhale’s outstanding translation now makes this iconic novel available in English.

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ISBN: 9788193314166 | Price: INR 299


Perhaps Tomorrow: The Memoir of a Sri Lankan Housemaid in the Middle East

Pooranam Elayathamby with Richard Anderson

Raised by her widowed mother in a Tamil village in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Sandy, born Pooranam Elayathamby, grew up in poverty with her five sisters. She was one of the thousands of Sri Lankan women who joined the workforce serving Middle Eastern households and risked—and continue to risk—being bullied, humiliated, and often starved and beaten.
Perhaps Tomorrow is Sandy’s candid and poignant memoir as told to Richard Anderson, whom she met in Kuwait and later married.It recounts her struggle over several decades to save her family, her home and herself from poverty, discrimination, violence andthe horrors of a long civil war. It is a story of courage, personal risk, faith and a mother’s unwavering commitment towards ensuring a better life for her children.

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ISBN: 9789386050915 | Price: INR 250


Monk on a Hill: Poems

Guru T. Ladakhi

‘These are delicate, sensual poems of inwardness and solitude but also of place and people. There are startlingly tender accounts of love and grief and a brooding lyricism brought to the description of towns and Himalayan history. A wonderful first collection.’
—Anjum Hasan
Monk on a Hill comes at you like a ship on the horizon with pennants flying in the wind. These poems bear the insignia of diverse kingdoms, continents and journeys unfurling in unexpected ways the truth about time, memory; of fathers and sons, of mothers and heirlooms, what a maze of life the years have been.
There is music here, a dozen songs in 12 bar blues and devotion, I who have grown like a rock here/ witnessed every grass and cloud that passed, where images combine with text to give meaning to the vision of the poet that is, in short, “very cool” and, at the same time, thought-provoking, with an essence of spirituality. These are words from the heart. Beautiful. Evocative.’
—Mamang Dai

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ISBN: 9789385288937 | Price: INR 275



The Adivasi Will Not Dance: Stories

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

In this collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral-rich hinterland and the ever-expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar breathes life into a set of characters who are as robustly flesh and blood as the soil from which they spring, where they live, and into which they must sometimes bleed.
The Adivasi Will Not Dance is a mature, passionate, intensely political book of stories, made up of the very stuff of life. This volume establishes Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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ISBN: 9781784975692


Special India Price INR 499
Original Price £8.99

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Ken Liu

Ken Liu has published almost 100 short stories and won nearly every genre award in existence. Here, he has selected his 15 favourite stories, including The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary (Finalist for Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Awards), Mono No Aware (Hugo Award winner), The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), and the most awarded story in Science Fiction and Fantasy history, The Paper Menagerie – the only story ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.

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ISBN: 9781784977771


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Original Price £7.99

My Husband's Wife

Amanda Prowse

Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings.
She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy.
But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children. Now she must ask the question: what is left in her life? Can Rosie find the strength to rebuild herself? More importantly, does she even want to?

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ISBN: 9781784972097


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Original Price £7.99

Any Minute Now

Eric Van Lustbader

Red Rover, the blakest of black ops teams, is finished – betrayed on a mission to capture and interrogate a mysterious Saudi deep in Pakistan. One of the team was killed, the remaining two barely escaped alive.
Now, the unit has been shut down and Greg Whitman and Felix Orteño are left adrift, wondering what went wrong. Into their midst comes Charlize Daou, a brilliant, wildly talented arms expert, who becomes the reason – and supplies the means – to resurrect their mission.
Disobeying orders, they secretly set out to find the Saudi – the first step in a perilous journey that will lead them to the dark heart of a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to change the balance of power across the globe.

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ISBN: 9781781852163


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White Bones: Katie Maguire, Book 1

Graham Masterton

One wet, windswept November morning, a field on a desolate farm gives up the dismembered bones of eleven women...
Their skeletons bear the marks of a meticulous butcher. The bodies date back to 1915. All were likely skinned alive.
But then a young woman goes missing, and her remains, the bones carefully stripped and arranged in an arcane patterns, are discovered on the same farm.
With the crimes of the past echoing in the present, D.S. Katie Maguire must solve a decades-old murder steeped in ancient legend... before this terrifying killer strikes again.

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ISBN: 9781781852187


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Broken Angels: Katie Maguire, Book 2

Graham Masterton

As they came nearer, the black-clad body came into view, lying on its side in the shallows...
One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a body floating in the Blackwater River: the mutilated corpse of a retired music teacher. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the mark of a garrotting wire.
The Garda want to wrap this case up before the press get hold of it. But when a second man is found murdered, the body bears all the same marks as the first. And Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire fears this case carries the hallmark of a serial murderer...

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ISBN: 9781781856789


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Red Light: Katie Maguire, Book 3

Graham Masterton

Katie Maguire is Ireland’s most fearless detective. But even she is afraid of this killer...
Somewhere in the city of Cork, a woman’s cry echoes through the rainy streets. A girl has been trapped in a flat with a dead body for three days. It doesn’t take DS Katie Maguire long to identify the murder victim: he’s a cruel and powerful pimp she’s been trying to convict for years.
It’s Katie job to catch the killer. But with men like this dead, the city is safer – and so are the frightened young women who are trafficked into Cork. When a second pimp is murdered, Katie must decide. Should she do her job, or follow her conscience?
Should she allow the killer to strike again?

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ISBN: 9781781856826


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Taken for Dead: Katie Maguire, Book 4

Graham Masterton

Katie Maguire is one of Ireland’s best detectives. So why can’t she catch these killers?
In a secluded cove just outside the reaches of the city of Cork, a woman wakes up into a nightmare. She is buried in the sand, unable to escape. The gulls wheel silently overhead. Nobody could imagine the cruelty of her fate...
Katie Maguire of the Cork Garda is soon on the trail of a terrifying gang of torturers calling themselves the High Kings of Erin. She’ll do anything to stop them before they can claim their next victim – but somehow they are always one step ahead.
Is Detective Katie Maguire losing her touch? Or is somebody close to her less trustworthy than they seem?

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ISBN: 9781784081355


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Blood Sisters: Katie Maguire, Book 5

Graham Masterton

Katie Maguire never thought Ireland’s nuns would need her protection...
In a nursing home on the outskirts of Cork, an elderly nun has been suffocated in her sleep. It looks like a mercy-killing – until another sister from the same convent is found floating in the Glashaboy river.
The nuns were good women, doing God’s work. Why would anyone want to kill them? But then a child’s skull is unearthed in the garden of the nuns’ convent, and DS Katie Maguire discovers a fifty-year-old secret that just might lead her to the killer... if the killer doesn’t find her first.

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ISBN: 9781784081393


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Buried: Katie Maguire, Book 6

Graham Masterton

Katie Maguire knows that in this part of Ireland, the past can never stay buried...
In Blarney, Cork, an old millworker’s cottage guards its secrets. In 1921, a mother, father and their two young children disappeared from this house. Now their mummified bodies have been discovered under the floorboards.
As DS Katie Maguire investigates a ninety-five-year-old murder, the flames of old family rivalries flare up once more... and Katie is caught in the crossfire.

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ISBN: 9781784081430


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Living Death: Katie Maguire, Book 7

Graham Masterton

The girl who teetered out of the doorway was exactly who they were looking for...
DS Katie Maguire and her team are stretched to their limit. A gang of dognappers are terrorising Cork. The city’s drug trade is at an all time high. Now they have a missing girl to find too – and all in the glare of the media spotlight.
As Katie closes in on the truth, she realises that the three cases might be connected. But with every second she spends investigating, the clock ticks on for the missing girl, trapped in a living death...

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    We welcome you at the Speaking Tiger stall at the New Delhi World Book Fair from 7–15 January 2017. Please visit us at Hall No. 11, Stall No. 261–266. Click here

    Speaking Tiger's participation at the Author’s Corner at New Delhi World Book Fair 2017. Please see the details below:

   Omair Ahmad author of The Storyteller’s Tale was in conversation with Swapna Liddle author of Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, at 03:00 pm–04:30 pm in Hall No. 10–11. Click here

     Mridula Koshy author of Bicycle Dreaming will be in conversation with Delhi based Culture Critic and Columnist Trisha Gupta on Thursday, 12 January 2017, at 05:00 pm–06:30 pm in Hall No. 18.

   We are proud to announce that Speaking Tiger author and publishing advisor Jerry Pinto has won The Sahitya Akademi Award 2016.  The award was announced on 21 December 2016. The winners will be presented with a cheque of Rs 100,000/- at a special function to be held on 22 February 2017 in New Delhi during the Festival of Letters organised by Sahitya Akademi. Click here

    We are excited to welcome Eka Kurniawan, our bestselling author of Man Tiger and Beauty Is a Wound, at the Zee Jaipur Literature festival to be held from 19 to 23 January. Eka Kurniawan has won the Emerging Voices Fiction Award for Man Tiger (also nominated for the Man Booker International Prize 2016). Beauty Is a Wound is a winner of the New York Times Notable Book, 2015 and The World Reader’s Award, 2016.

   Fatal Accidents of Birth: Stories of Suffering, Oppression and Resistance’ by Harsh Mander was launched by Human Rights Activist, Bezwada Wilson and Radhika Vemula at the India International Centre on 21 Dec 2016. Sonia Singh, Editorial Director of NDTV was in conversation with the author. Click here

    Speaking Tiger author Jerry Pinto speaks about his new novel Murder in Mahim. Interview published by Hindustan Times. Click here

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