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    THE WILDINGS (English, Hardcover, NILANJANA ROY)

    THE WILDINGS  (English, Hardcover, NILANJANA ROY)

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    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: ALEPH
    • ISBN: 9788192328096, 8192328090
    • Edition: 2012
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    The Wildings is a wonderful story for any cat lover. It describes what goes on in the lives of the cats that are the main characters in the story.

    Summary of the Book

    We have always read stories about human beings and it is easy to relate to them. The Wildings is a story about a band of cats and their struggle to survive. The main characters are all cats and they have been living peacefully in the alleys and by-lanes of Nizamuddin in Delhi. The lives of the cats that live inside the house and of those who live outside is very different and they generally keep a distance from one another. However, there seems to be a major problem arising between the outside and inside cats of the area, and the main reason for this is Mara, a young and powerful kitten who lives with humans. She changes the lives of the cats and the two groups experience plenty of adventures together. The story will capture your heart and will make you think and feel like the cats in the book.

    About Nilanjana Roy

    Nilanjana Roy would spend a lot of writing about humans, but soon realized that animals were more fun. The Wildings is her first novel and she also writes for the International Herald Tribune on gender. A lot of her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies. She has edited A Matter of Taste: The Penguin Book of Indian Food Writing. Nilanjana lives in Delhi with her husband.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Awards
      • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize
    • Award Year
      • 2013
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      • NILANJANA ROY
    Ratings and Reviews
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    Just fantabulous

    Bumped into this book accidently while searching for something else, read the intro, read other people's reviews and thought to give it a try. Ordered it immediately and as usual no words for flipkart-delivery :). The first few pages were so boring....i begun to doubt the reviews posted here but nonethless carried on. But as i progressed further it started becoming so much interesting my mind just kept asking "what next...what next". And when I finally finished it my mind was like......WOW, w...
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    Satya Prakash Panigrahi

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    24 Apr, 2013

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    a must read.

    the wildings is one of best books of 2012.it has great style of imaginative writing and fabulous illustrations.illustrations are not very common to indian novels and so is careful book designing.this book has both at pinnacle levels which makes this as collectible.just go for hard cover.
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    PRASANTH

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    16 May, 2013

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    This amazing book is not just for cat lovers, it is a beautiful piece of writing, and the illustrations are a bonus!

    Nilanjana Roy knows her cats. But she also knows how to write a story that draws you deep into a world that is half fantasy and half real, as we visit 'the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old neighbourhood in Delhi' and meet the band of cats who live there....the very names bring alive their personalities - Miaow the Elder, Katar the Warrior, Southpaw, the adventurous kitten. Qawwali, a dhargah cat, Bitterbite and Bakbuk (crows!) and other evocative names make you pause and s...
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    Devika Khazvini

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    17 Apr, 2013

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    Brilliant read!

    The Wildings is a brilliant read, and a must for any cat lover. Nilanjana Roy creates a world of fantasy rooted in reality that enthralls and captivates. Prabha Mallya's sketches, which intersperse the narrative, are absolutely stunning, and add a lot to the story. I wish this one has a sequel soon!
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    Harshad Karandikar

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    27 Jan, 2013

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    Beautiful Read with some great storytelling

    This book is very well written both for children as well as us grown ups. The narratives does not drift and carries on at a very good and catchy pace. The characters of all the "wildings" in the Nizamuddin area are well sketched and very likable. My favorite is the mongoose "Madam Kirri". This character reminded me most of Rikki Tikki Tavi from the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The illustations on the hard back are very well done and add weight to the story. I would recommend this book highly.
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    Ateeq ahmad

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    24 Nov, 2012

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    A purrfect read!

    A wonderful read for the cat-lovers and non cat-lovers alike.

    Almost all the characters in the book are non-human and humans are referred to as Bigfeet by the felines and other animals. The story is about Mara - a cute, orange furball who lands amidst a pack of cats after she separates from her mother. Unbeknownst to her, she is a Sender - a cat who can telepathically converse with other cats and even teleport sometimes. A dashed difficult problem arises when the cats in the free Nizamuddin ...
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    Nandana Nallapu

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    19 Nov, 2012

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    Classic adventure

    I loved this book from start to finish. It's a powerful and gripping story, and even though I'm more of a dog lover I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book design is amazing and it's a real keepsake with its brilliant illustrations. I hope Nilanjana writes the sequel sooon!
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    Gertrude G

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    30 Oct, 2012

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