19 - 23 January 2023 | Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
Ravi Singh is publisher and co-founder of Speaking Tiger Books, one of India’s most diverse and distinctive independent publishing companies. Over 28 years, during which time he has also been publisher of Penguin India and co-publisher at Aleph, he has worked closely with many of the finest authors writing from or about South Asia.
The late Vishram Bedekar’s novel, Ranaangan, published in English as Battlefield, is a searing investigation on nationalism and the redemptive power of love. Translated from the original Marathi by Jerry Pinto, the tale follows the love story between a Maharashtrian man and a Jewish girl as the world unravels within the chaos of World War 2. In conversation with publisher Ravi Singh, Jerry Pinto discusses this translation and its many layers of race, identity and a search for home.