‘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.
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Easterine Kire’s latest book Son of the Thundercloud was released on the opening day (November 29, 2016) of ‘The Bookworm International Literary Festival’.
‘I am not saying I am any better or worse than any other doctor. But because of my upbringing and because of life experiences, I have developed some sensibilities [that help me understand these patients]. Can I practice [it] every single day every single hour? I am sure sometimes I fail. But I try to understand the patient and their suffering – show empathy.’ Dr. Fazlur Rahman’s interview with Scroll.
‘…the journey was from New Delhi, where the award ceremony was held, back to Pakur, where I work and live, and that’s it—my life is the same as before.’ Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar ‘s interview with Syahee.com.
‘There is no sense of hope, direction, jobs. Punjab is actually hollowing out. The kids are leaving’ Ujjal Dosanjh’s interview with The Indian Express.