Author(s): Nilanjana Roy
The Nizamuddin cat clan are licking their wounds, slowly recovering after their terrible battle with the ferals from The Shuttered House. But soon they find their beloved Delhi neighbourhood is changing around them, and they encounter new enemies - vicious dogs, snakes and humans. Unless Mara, a young ginger kitten, can use her powers as a Sender to help the clan find a safe haven, the small band of cats will be wiped out for good. Led by the plucky Southpaw the cats set out on a perilous journey through India's urban jungle in search of a new home, meeting many new loyal friends, and deadly foes, along the way. The Hundred Names of Darkness concludes the thrilling story that began with The Wildings.
A delightfully eccentric novel to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. A must for fans of Neil Gaiman The Lady A vivid read The Times of India A few pages into Nilanjana Roy's The Wildings, you'll wish you had whiskers and could mew... a pageturner and a charming read DNA India Could well become a classic in its own time Sunday Guardian A delight to read -- Salman Rushdie
Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realising that animals were much more fun; The Wildings is her first novel. She writes a regular column for the Business Standard and the International Herald Tribune, and some of her stories for children have been published in Scholastic's Spooky Stories, Science Fiction Stories and Be Witched. She also writes for The New York Times, Granta, Al-Jazeera, The Huffington Post and the BBC. She has worked extensively on free speech, censorship and feminist issues in India. The Girl Who Ate Books: Adventures in Reading, a collection of Nilanjana's essays, will be published by 4thEstate. She lives in Delhi with her husband where they are jointly owned by two cats.