‘What is projected today as Hinduism is a travesty of Hinduism. Hindutva is a distortion of Hinduism and that is what we are shrinking into; that’s what is taking place today,’ During a Facebook live chat with Githa Hariharan about her latest book, When the Moon Shines by Day, Nayantara Sehgal criticised the increasing intolerance and violence in the country. Click here.
Book launch of ‘When the Moon Shines by Day’ by Nayantara Sahgal. The book was launched on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at Lecture Room 1, India International Centre Annexe. The book launch was followed by a conversation between the author and Seema Chishti, Deputy Editor, Indian Express. Click here to view album.
‘I don’t practise any religion, but I think my philosophy of life is Hindu. I think that of all the possibilities of what happens after death, reincarnation is the most persuasive and the most likely. The most attractive. I don’t think there’s conclusive evidence for it, but I think it’s the best idea of all. Heaven and Hell is a stupid idea.’ Wendy Doniger in Open Conversation with Tunku Varadarajan.
‘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.