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Podcast #21

Book Review of The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath

A moving story of love and redemption set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture, as it explores three generations of a family who move from being indentured labourers to wealthy business owners.

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‘I feel it’s useful to obtain an understanding of the totality of the environments we have spent significant time in – past, present and future. This is what Thamel means to achieve, as much as the book on Nature: to deepen our understanding of our built and natural environments, and thereby of ourselves, so we can reconsider and improve on our interactions with them.’ Rabi Thapa’s interview with Kitaab

Speaking Tiger author Jerry Pinto wins The Sahitya Akademi Award 2016.
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 21st December 2016. Speaking Tiger has published Pinto’s widely acclaimed translations (from Marathi) of Daya Pawar’s classic autobiography, Baluta, and the memoirs I, the Salt Doll (Mee Meethaci Baahuli) by Vandana Mishra and I Want to Destroy Myself (Mala Udhvasta Whaychay) by Malika Amar Shaikh. Speaking Tiger has also published A Book of Light: When a Loved One Has a Troubled Mind, edited and introduced by Pinto.

‘“It has been so overwhelming because all of this stuff I thought was just my own shit actually was stuff so many people are experiencing, all over the world.”’ Saleem Haddad’s interview with ‘The Guardian’.


‘In the popular discourse, the United States Federal Reserve is often held up as a shining example of a truly independent central bank. The reality, though, is far from it.’ Book review of Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World by Juliet Johnson.

Very rarely would a novel stir a reader’s interest into learning more about the history of a country. Eka Kurniawan’s novel Beauty is a Wound could easily be one of those rarities.’Book review of Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan.

‘Once you finish reading the novel or fiction, it starts growing in your head. A reader tends to identify himself with the characters, places, situations and that’s the success of the novel.’ Book review of A Village Dies by Ivan Arthur

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