Press Releases

December 2018

Simon & Schuster India is delighted to announce the acquisition of Indian subcontinent rights for Githa Hariharan’s latest novel, I Have Become the Tide. An urgent, wonderfully crafted novel where political, historical and contemporary realities jostle with each other to come to an understanding of the India we live in today, with its unjust caste and religious underpinnings.

ADVANCE PRAISE for I Have Become the Tide: ‘Powerful, no holds barred … A heart-stirring story of what happens to those who dare to dream of equality.’ Nayantara Sahgal

'Altogether captivating.’ Perumal Murugan

Githa Hariharan‘s highly acclaimed body of work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in 1993; the short story collection The Art of Dying; the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege, and Fugitive Histories; and the collection of essays Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also written children’s stories, and edited a collection of translated short fiction, A Southern Harvest, and the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity.

QUOTE SIMON & SCHUSTER INDIA: Githa is one of India’s foremost Indian English novelists, and we are really excited to be publishing her latest novel, I Have Become the Tide in February, 2019. Three separate stories – of a cattle skinner’s untouchable son, of a professor researching a mystic poet and of three students in contemporary India – come together slowly but relentlessly as this novel unfolds and reaches its despairing and astonishing climax.

QUOTE GITHA HARIHARAN: We live in an India where the inequalities of caste flourish, side by side with terrible new ways of crushing all dissent. But we also live in an India where many people are brave enough to resist. The terrors of the new India, but also people's hope: I wanted both to  come to life in my novel.

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