You have the Diwan-i-Khaas-o-Aam in the Red Fort and here you can see raised platforms within the courtyard where the owner would have his own little durbars,” says Liddle, “To me, this is Shahjahanabad. In just one building you can see what Shahjahanabad was and what it’s become now.”’
Author and historian Swapna Liddle walks through the lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, telling stories of war, murder, aspiration and devotion.
Book launch of Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire at Tromsø, Northern Norway. Click here to view album.
‘While she had held her dying mother, Allarmelu had felt a current, a rush of energy like water but as light as fire, and warm. It was only now she understood something her mother had always talked about: the soul, and love. She knew she would always remember that, and she would hold on to it. It made her feel light.’ Scroll.in carries an excerpt from The Sari of Surya Vilas by Vayu Naidu.
‘…sharing my novel Uncertain Light with readers in many different places has taken me on an extraordinary journey. Something that always moves me is when someone in the group I am talking to tells us about an experience in their own lives which is similar to things that happen in the story.’ Marion Molteno in conversation with Tanvir Ratul, The Nilgiri Wagon
‘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’.
Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India by Colleen Taylor Sen is one of the best books about food, which makes it a perfect gift for the food lover in your life.
Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire was launched on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at India International Centre. Dr Veio Pou, Assistant Professor at Shahid Bhagat Singh College and author of Literary Cultures of India’s Northeast: Naga Writings in English was in conversation with Easterine Kire.
The discussion was followed by a musical performance by Kaguirong Gonmei.
Click here to view pictures from the event.