The Year That Was…

Dear All,
Greetings from Siyahi!

The year 2012 has been an interesting and busy one: the best kind there is. We look forward to many more such years and would love to share our achievements with everyone who has been a part of it.

The authors who have joined Siyahi in 2012 are:

  • Ashok Ferrey
  • Chandresh Narayanan
  • Faisal Shariff
  • Paro Anand
  • Pratik Kamat
  • Radha Chakravarti
  • Shraddha Soni
  • Soniah Kamal
  • Sudeep Chakravarti

The Siyahi books that have come out this year are:

  • As the River Flows: Tales From the Assam Valley by Ranjita Biswas (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity by Pavan K. Varma (Marathi translation) (Ameya Prakashan)
  • Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity by Pavan K. Varma (Tamil translation) (New Horizon Media)
  • Book of Joshua by Tanya Mendonsa (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Chokher Bali by Radha Chakravarty (English translation) (Random House India)
  • Colpetty People by Ashok Ferrey (Random House India)
  • Garbage Beat by Richa Lakhera (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words by George Beahm (Hindi translation) (Vani Prakashan)
  • I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words by George Beahm (Malayalam translation) (DC Books)
  • Jaal: The Web by Sangeeta Bahadur (Picador)
  • Land of the Well by Sampurna Chattarji (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Moda Goa: History and Style by Wendell Rodricks (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Lost Boy (India title – Not only the Things That Have Happened) by Mridula Koshy (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Posing for Posterity: Royal Indian Portraits by Pramod Kumar KG. (Roli Books)
  • Serendipity by Ashok Ferrey (Random House India)
  • Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey through Islamic Lands (Malayalam translation) by Aatish Taseer (DC Books)
  • Talespin: Stories by Sanjay Chopra (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • The Clockwork Man by William Jablonsky (Silverfish – Westland)
  • The Good Little Ceylonese Girl by Ashok Ferrey (Random House India)
  • Who let the Dork Out by Sidin Vadukut (Penguin Books India)
  • How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position by Tabish Khair (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru: Civilizing A Savage World by Nayantara Sahgal (Tamil translation) (New Horizon Media)
  • The Green Room by Wendell Rodricks (Rupa & Co.)
  • The Thing about Thugs (US edition) by Tabish Khair (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • There is a Ghost in my PC by Payal Dhar (Scholastic)
  • Toke by Jugal Mody (HarperCollins Publishers India)
  • When Loss is Gain by Pavan K. Varma (Rupa & Co.)

 

In 2012 we’ve sold the rights for:

  • Blood Money: Stories from the Battle Zones of India and Borderlands: Into the Hearts and Minds of Two Nations by Sudeep Chakravarti to HarperCollins Publishers India in a two book deal.
  • Chokher Bali by Radha Chakravarty (English translation) to Random House.
  • Helga Ganga by Paro Anand and Örjan Persson to Scholastic India.
  • Hindi Alphabet by Gulzar illustrated by Rina Singh to HarperCollins Publishers India.
  • I Am by Shraddha Soni  to Random House India.
  • I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words by George Beahm (Malayalam rights) to DC Books.
  • Marathi rights for The Exile by Navtej Sarna to Padmagandha Publications.
  • Mari by Easterine Kire (Austrian rights) to Austrian PEN and Löcker Verlag.
  • Serendipity , Colpetty People and The Good Little Ceylonese Girl by Ashok Ferrey to Random House India in a three book deal
  • Seven Secrets of Vishnu, The Seven Secrets of Shiva and Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik (Marathi rights) to Popular Prakashan in a three book deal.
  • The Diary of Amos Lee 3.5: Your DIY Toilet Diary to Fame and The Diary of Amos Lee 4: Lights, Camera, Superstar by Adeline Foo to Hachette India.
  • The Seventh World translated by Padma Narayanan (Indian rights) to Amaryllis.
  • Thomas Titans 1: Men Among Boys and Thomas Titans 2 by Adeline Foo to Om Books International in a two book deal.
  • Tiger Tiger, Dead as a Dodo and the untitled third book of the trilogy by Venita Coelho to Hachette in a three book deal.

 

Mountain Echoes: 

 

  • Siyahi held the 3rd Mountain Echoes Literary Festival at Thimpu, Bhutan from 20th to 24th May 2012.
  • The 4th edition of the festival will be held from 10th to 13th May 2013.

 

Siyahi’s Events:

  • Moda Goa: History and Style by Wendell Rodricks was launched at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur on 23rd January 2012.
  • Prabha Khaitan Memorial lecture on Panch Kanyaa by Dr. Sonal Mansingh, 1st April, 2012. Co-sponsored by Jaipur Marriott.
  • The makers of the critically acclaimed, box-office hit, Kahaani, Sujoy Ghosh (Director) and Arindam Sil (Executive Producer) were in conversation with Mita Kapur on the 22nd April, at ITC Rajputana.
  • The book launch of Tabish Khair’s How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position at Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. The author was in conversation with Saikat Majumdar on 28th April 2012.
  • An Author’s Afternoon, Kolkata – An author interaction event series in association with Prabha Khaitan Foundation. Sessions have been done with Pramod Kumar K. G., Chetan Bhagat, Sangeeta Bahadur, Jeet Thayil, Amish Tripathi and Lord Jeffrey Archer.
  • A book-reading and conversation was held for Toke by Jugal Mody at Wassup Café, Jaipur 21st September 2012.
  • Jaipur Tales was organized at ITC Rajputana in association with Prabha Khaitan Foundation to celebrate the 285 Jaipur Foundation Day.
  • The Write Circle, Jaipur –  An exclusive author interaction event being held in association with Prabha Khaitan Foundation, Taj Group of Hotels and DNA. The first event was held on 2nd December and Saleem Kidwai was in conversation with Arpita Das.
  • Novelist Jeffrey Archer was in conversation with Ravi Subramanian on 18th December. This event was conducted in association with 101 Occasions and Jaipur Marriott.
  • Siyahi is also the programming consultant for the Hindu’s upcoming conclave Lit for Life 2013.

 

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Thank you,
Warm regards,
Mita