Innovative imprint – Speaking Tiger – formally launched!
On the sidelines of the New Delhi World Book Fair, Speaking Tiger was formally launched as a new independent trade publisher in New Delhi. The imprint was started in September 2014 by publishing veterans Manas Saikia and Ravi Singh, and is supported by Feel Books Pvt Ltd, a book distribution company that represents both national and international publishers. Publishing primarily in English, they will build a diverse and inclusive list, publishing quality fiction and non-fiction titles across different genres. A publishing list, which is marked by plurality rather than exclusivity, will bring to readers a variety of voices.
Some of the authors of their list will include Alka Pande, Anubha Bhonsle, Devdutt Patnaik, Indrajit Hazra, Jerry Pinto, Ruskin Bond, Susmita Dasgupta, to name a few. Translations will also be an important part of the list and will include translations of Daya Pawar’s Marathi classic Bulata (translated by Jerry Pinto), Syed Mujtaba Ali’s Deshe Bideshe (translated as In a Land Far from Home by Nazes Afroz). Translations of Tagore (by Arunava Sinha) and Indra Bahadur Rai (by Prawin Adhikari) are also on the cards.