Author: Nilanjana Roy
Number Of Pages: 336
Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1.0 inches
Release Date: 12-08-2013
Details: Product Description The Wildlings is a book that takes the readers into the strange and intriguing world of cats that are stray and living in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi. In the twisted and meandering alleys of the old neighbourhoods of Delhi, a complex and vibrant set of cats are introduced to the reader. There’s Miao, a grave and wise Siamese cat who is the clan elder, Katar, a cat who is feared by his enemies and worshipped and loved by his followers, Hulo, a tom cat who is a warrior, Beraal, who is deadly, swift, and beautiful, and the queen, and Southpaw, the proverbial curious cat, except in this case he is a kitten whose unquenchable curiosity always gets him into trouble. The cats in this tribe are wild and do whatever the please and go wherever they want. They communicate with each other through telepathy and refer to humans as Big Feet. But one day their world is thrown into upheaval when a Sender, an orange kitten with green eyes who has amazing powers and is terrified out of its mind lands in their neighbourhood. What will happen to the wildlings’ world now? The book has humorous, skilled writing with some poems and beautiful illustrations. The Wildlings was published by Aleph Book Company in 2013 and is in its first edition. It is available in paperback. Key Features: This is the author’s debut novel. It won the Shakthi Bhatt prize in 2013. About the Author Nilanjana Roy wrote a column on books and reading for the Business Standard for over 15 years. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Caravan, Civil Lines 6, Guernica, the New York Time's India blog, Outlook and Biblio. She is the editor of A Matter Of Taste: The Penguin Book Of Indian Food Writing.