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IndiaWrites Publishers Inc. is non-profit 501(c)3 company formed in 2006. Our primary mission is to disseminate contemporary works of fiction rooted in the Indian ethos, including translations from Indian languages into English. India has more than 20 languages with distinct scripts and 2000 listed dialects. Local writers speak in a raw, visceral voice of a world left behind by modernity. The global community has access to only a tiny fraction of these remarkable works. We will shine a light on as many as we can.

From 2006 to 2010, IndiaWrites Publishers published a free monthly online magazine Literary Voices of India that translated works of writers in Indian languages. In 2010, the best stories were published as an anthology, 1947 Santoshabad Passenger and Other Stories, by Rupa & Co., one of India’s biggest publishers.

All proceeds from the sales of our books go toward supporting authors in pursuance of our mission.

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BOOK 3: THE SEASIDE BRIDE AND OTHER STORIES

Dasu’s personal tales are spun from four significant migrations that defined his life, tracing his lineage to an ancestor who was also a migrant. He takes the reader to places with different histories, geographies, and cultures. Three of these locations, once ruled by Muslim dynasties, are open-air museums of royal tombs and homes to awe-inspiring Islamic marvels of architecture: Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and New Delhi. In contrast, the setting of the first story in Dasu’s collection, “Cracking Infinity,” is an epitome of modern minimalism in the United States, the location of his last migration.

Dasu is a deft storyteller and creates a sparkling work of autofiction. Through deceptively simple prose, imbued with wit and joie de vivre, he takes us on a nostalgic reverie that is sure to enthrall and delight.

BOOK 2: THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

The Perfect Candidate, Book 2 of the Spy, Interrupted trilogy, picks up with Stephen Edward James and his wife Nina Sharma about to enter the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Stephen’s native Massachusetts. With his high-profile philanthropic endeavors, interracial marriage, and uncommonly principled stance, Stephen makes a compelling Republican candidate in the traditionally Democratic stronghold—despite his shadowy past. Stephen’s opponent—grandmother and professor Katherine Collins—hires a tracker, Dave Tyler, to sling mud as the race heats up. It’s hard to keep secrets on the campaign trail, and Tyler will go to any lengths necessary to discredit Stephen, as his tabloid curiosity turns into a personal dislike for the privileged candidate. Tyler’s efforts rock the campaign, jeopardizing Stephen’s marriage as well as pushing one of his young, closeted staffers to the breaking point. But Stephen is not one to back down from a fight. He has powerful friends in his corner—setting off an ominous chain of events. A fast-paced novel full of political intrigue, espionage, and romance, The Perfect Candidate spans multiple genres and continents, taking us inside the world of state secrets and intercultural relationships in a thrilling tale of power and ambition.

 

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BOOK 1: SPY INTERRUPTED

spy interrupted, the waiting wife, book cover, t.dasu, tamraparni dasuWhen Nina Sharma falls in love with and marries the reclusive, New England aristocrat Stephen Edward James, she expects life will change. But she could not anticipate how. After six months of seemingly serene wedded bliss, a trip to India begins to unravel the secrets of Stephen’s hidden life—and the truth will have the pair evading terrorists and narrowly escaping with their lives. As Nina grapples with the truth about the stranger she married, Stephen must do everything in his power to keep his wife alive and bring down the men he’s hunting—and who are hunting him. Then, the photographs start arriving…photos from a mysterious sender. Photos of Stephen and Nina in increasingly intimate moments. Can Nina and Stephen’s fledgling love survive? Can they survive? Filled with intriguing characters and plot twists that span multiple continents, Spy, Interrupted: The Waiting Wife is a unique and thrilling, cross-cultural novel about the strength and endurance of love.

1947 SANTOSHABAD PASSENGER

1947 Santoshabad Passenger and Other Stories is a heart-warming and delightful collection of English translations of Telugu short fiction. Celebrating the centenary of the Telugu short story, this book brings together some of the best stories that reflect the wit, humour, and strong sense of culture from this region of India. This outstanding translation, with its unadorned writing style, retains the passion and freshness of the originals. These stories clearly convey that despite advances in living standards and changing social mores, today’s men and women grapple with the same core moral and emotional dilemmas that confronted people a century ago. The collection features never-before translated Telugu short stories by a wide range of authors, including what is considered to be the first Telugu short story published in 1902.

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ABOUT T. DASU

T. Dasu is a published author of both nonfiction and fiction, including Spy, Interrupted: The Waiting Wife, which came out in November 2014 and is the first in the Spy, Interrupted trilogy. She enjoys classic stories of love and longing, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, and is hooked on literary espionage, exemplified by Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana. T. Dasu recently took part in the Fall for the Books Literary Festival (2015) and the 2nd Annual IAAC Literary Festival, hosted by the Indo-American Arts Council in NYC.

 

By day, Dasu is a research scientist working on problems in statistics, stream mining, and machine learning, which allow her to put her PhD in mathematical statistics to good use.

 

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ABOUT DASU KRISHNAMOORTY

Dasu Krishnamoorty, 93, was educated at Andhra University, the University of Bombay, and Osmania University, before becoming a successful journalist with Indian print media. He was senior political commentator with All India Radio and taught mass communications at Osmania University, Indian Institute of Mass Communications and the University of Hyderabad. Krishnamoorty is now an anthologist and storyteller in New Jersey. He is also the author of 1947 Santoshabad Passenger and Other Stories.

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