Tiger Hills: A Sweeping Epic Set in Turn of the Century India


"Time and again, Mandanna steers her novel in surprising directions. An illuminating portrait of place through six decades of social change."
Editors' Choice, New York Times

"This book is a staggering achievement... Sarita is a major new talent."
Daily Express, UK

"Compelling reading... Mandanna has, with Tiger Hills, established her reputation as an author. Hers is indeed a remarkable first novel."
India Today

Coorg, Southern India, 1878. As the first girl to be born in the Nachimanda family in over 60 years, spirited Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. She befriends Devanna, a young boy whose mother dies under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of much honor and pride. It is the tangled relationships between these three that lead to a devastating tragedy — an event that changes their lives forever and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.

Told in rich, lyrical prose and set against the backdrop of a changing society, Tiger Hills is a sweeping epic about the choices we make in the name of family, nation, and land.

New York Times Editors' Choice
Man Asian Literary Prize 2011, Longlist
Best Reads, TV Book Club UK 2011
Top 10 Autumn Reads for 2010, The Times, UK

Sarita Mandanna belongs to the stunning landscapes of Coorg, India, the setting of Tiger Hills. Her family history extends for centuries through these hills, famous for their coffee plantations and often described as the "Scotland of India." A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, she holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and was most recently a private equity investor in NYC before moving to Toronto in 2010. Sarita was picked by The Telegraph as one of the Top 10 New Novelists for 2010. Tiger Hills is her debut novel.

This event is co-hosted with the Embassy of India.

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Thu 09 Jun 2011
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Embassy of India, 2107 Massachusetts Ave, NW

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