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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, the critically acclaimed author of our forthcoming collection of stories, The Adivasis Will Not Dance, has received the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2015 for his stunning debut novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey.
Replete with sensitivity, sarcasm, corrosive guilt and ring-fenced with molten anger that is visually textured and lyrically expressed, Looking Away offers a panoptic view of the violence of the rich and powerful against the poor and minorities. — Ashwani Kumar in The Financial Express
The Edge of Another World is the story of three different women: Sophie, a contemporary English woman in her late thirties; Inês, a young 16th century Portuguese orphan and Thattakkutty, a Namboodiri Brahmin girl living in Malabar a ‘long time ago’.
Set in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uncertain Light vividly evokes a sense of place and an almost tangible atmosphere.
The Light of His Clan begins and ends on sunny days in Gangtok, Sikkim. In between, through rain, hail and mist, it follows the fortunes of Kuldeep Chandanth, patriarch, politician and community leader past his prime.
Through the story of Irom Sharmila’s long and unprecedented protest, Anubha Bhonsle examines the tangled and tragic modern history of Manipur, insurgency and the record of the Indian state in the North East.
When retired journalist Peter D’Souza sees a picture of his son, Sunil, at a gay rights parade, he begins to wonder whether the boy has been telling him everything.