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Books

  • Dragon On Our Doorstep flags a fresh strategic approach in dealing with our adversaries.’ –The Tribune
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  • ‘A timely pointer to how India’s foreign policy falls short of the challenges posed by China’s growing potency.’ –India Today on Dragon On Our Doorsteps
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  • ‘There have been warriors, rulers and leaders among women, but only a handful remain in our memories.’ –The Asian Age reviews Ira Mukhoty’s Heroines
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  • ‘The book is not just a lesson in history and socio–political milieu of Tamil Nadu during MS’s time. It is also an ode to some of the greatest female musicians to have graced this culturally diverse and spiritually united soil of India.’ – The Millennium Post on T. J. S. George’s M. S. Subbulakshmi: The Definitive Biography
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  • ‘Tarini Bedi’s book shows how this maledominated party became dependent on its women workers’~ Mint reviews The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena
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  • ‘It is the one sweeping story of independent India’s history that every Indian must know.’
    Devapriya Roy reviews Shashi Tharoor’s An Era of Darkness
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  • ‘His passion for the subject comes through every page…’
    Rediff.com reviews Shashi Tharoor’s book An Era of Darkness
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  • Ira Mukhoty speaks to Asian Age about her new book Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth & History.
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  • An excerpt from Dragon on Our Doorsteps by Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab.
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  • ‘An immaculately-researched study of how warriors paid, while netas and babus got away clean in the 1962 war against China’
    Financial Express in the review of 1962: The War That Wasn’t
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  • M.G. Devasahaya interviews Shiv Kunal Verma
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  • Valmik Thapar’s Winged Fire in the Hindustan Times
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  • Live Mint reviews Barkha Dutt’s This Unquiet Land
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  • Barkha Dutt’s ‘This Unquiet Land’ surprisingly unbiased-The Quint
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  • Fiction & Poetry
  • An unnerving excerpt from Tejaswini Apte-Rahm’s collection of short stories, ‘These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape’.
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  • ‘An anthology that takes you into the dark places of the mind’
    Tejaswini Apte-Rahm talks to HT Brunch about her debut collection of short stories.
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  • ‘I’m quite fond of older forms of storytelling, from folklore to epic, and that’s certainly informed the way I write fiction.’
    Kanishk Tharoor in conversation with Earthen Lamp Journal
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  • ‘Vikram Seth’s first volume of verse in 15 years is a requiem not merely to summer, but to the growing pains of his increasingly political and self-critical metre,’ says Gayatri Jayaraman in India TodayRead more
  • The Hindu – Arundhathi Subramaniam reviews Jeet Thayil’s Collected Poems
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  • ‘In an exemplary debut, Kanishk Tharoor spins a weave that is for all time, yet achingly of the present,’ says Live Mint’s Sumana Mukherjee
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  • Travelling with a Storyteller | Swimmer Among the Stars by Kanishk Tharoor
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Aleph

 

  • Jerry Pinto wins the Windham-Campbell Prize 2016 (Fiction) for his novel Em and the Big Hoom
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  • Bena Sareen wins the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize for Talking of Justice by Leila Seth
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  • Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar won the Muse India Young Writer Award 2015 for his debut novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey
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  • Cyrus Mistry won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2015 (English) for his novel, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
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  • Ravi Singh resigns as Co-Publisher of Aleph Book Company
  • Cyrus Mistry wins the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
  • Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Girl’ by Vikram Seth
  • Jerry Pinto’s novel ‘Em and the Big Hoom’, which was awarded the Hindu Literary Prize for 2012, wins the Crossword Book Award for Fiction 2013
  • ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’ by Cyrus Mistry has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014.
  • The King’s Harvest by Chetan Raj Shrestha has won the Tata Literature Live First Book Award 2013.
  • ‘Em and the Big Hoom’ has been longlisted for the Impac Dublin Literary Award
  • Butterflies on the roof of the world – a memoir by Peter Smetacek, The King’s Harvest by Chetan Raj Shrestha and ‘The Competent Authority’ by Shovon Chowdhury have been longlisted for the Tata Literature Live First Book Award 2013.
  • An interesting piece by Peter Griffin in the Forbes India about Aleph’s ‘Short Biography’ series.
  • “I think that’s the whole point of fiction. To create plausible worlds that readers can lose themselves in.” -David Davidar in conversation with Sambha Lamarr.
  • ‘The Wildings’ and ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’ have made it to the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014 longlist.
  • “Novelists in India are world-class. But there are other areas that are still undeveloped, like history and science.” – David Davidar in an interview with Deccan Herald
  • “Globally, non-fiction has historically outsold fiction,” says David Davidar,
  • IBN Live – We are aiming to make Aleph the premium publishing brand: David Davidar
  • Tehelka – ‘We have no respect for reputations or brand names’ : David Davidar
  • The Hindu- Making a statement
  • Forbes India – David Davidar: Aleph books will be competitively priced
  • Outlook – ‘Aleph Book Company is out with its first catalogue list: elegantly brought out with an eclectic mix of authors’.