Books

A list of newly-released books by Siyahi’s authors

Ladies Tailor by Priya Hajela

Category: FictionRights: All rights available Ladies Tailor is not a book about religion, neither is it a historical novel. It is fiction that captures a setting and a group of characters that represent the immigrant spirit, the refugee spirit, the spirit of never giving up on what you want and a spirit of adventure and entrepreneurship …

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FAIZ: From Passionate Love to a Cosmic Vision by Surinder Deol

Category: Non-FictionRights: All rights available The twentieth-century produced several major Urdu poets, but the place that Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911–1984) occupied in the galaxy of poets was unique. Faiz created a unique poetic structure while inventing a new language of metaphoric modes of expression. He absorbed what was best in the classical Urdu poetry and …

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Turds of Gold by Jugal Mody

Category: FictionRights: All rights available Bombay suffers from a severe gastric epidemic of inexplicable origins. A young freelance caregiver, Nikunj, discovers that he has the superpower to make anyone poop, and with that poop, cure that person of any stomach ailments. Nikunj starts helping people and making money using his superpower. Things go well till …

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Dhula Rai’s Conquest of Dausa and the Early History of the Kachwahas by Maharaj Devraj Singh

Category: Non-fictionRights: All rights available The inception of the Kachwaha kingdom of Dhundhar is ascribed to the life and conquest of the ‘bridegroom prince’ Dhularai, who is remembered as the progenitor of the royal family of Jaipur. Details of his life and achievements however remain a murky subject while his family background and its history are …

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Ten Minutes to Six by Vijay Balan

Category: FictionRights: All rights available Ten Minutes to Six challenges accepted notions of wartime loyalty through the transformation of one man from loyal servant of the British Empire to rebel spy.  Kumar Nair is dismissed from a British para-military unit for refusing to disperse unarmed women agitating for India’s independence from colonial rule. He moves …

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Hidden Garden by Gopi Chand Narang translated to English by Surinder Deol (Forthcoming)

Category: Non-FictionPublisher: Rights: Mir Taqi Mir (1723–1810), known as the God of Urdu Poesy (Khuda-e Sukhan), is widely admired for his poetic genius. He was the first major poet to demonstrate the hidden beauty and grandeur of the Urdu language, a great gift of India’s cultural fusion. From the raw Braj vernacular in Agra to …

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Flyaway Boy by Jane De Suza

Category: FictionPublisher: Penguin Random House IndiaRights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)  Kabir doesn’t fit in. Not in the wintry hill town he lives in, and not in his school, where the lines are always straight. Backed into a corner with no way out, Kabir vanishes. With every adult’s nightmare now coming true, finding this flyaway …

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