BIOGRAPHY THE STORY OF MY ASSASSINS THE ALCHEMY OF DESIRE PHOTOS CONTACT
"Tarun Tejpal is one of Asia’s 50 most powerful communicators"
- Asiaweek
"Tarun Tejpal is among 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia"
- BusinessWeek

'Those two journalists, Marquez and Hemingway will be proud of their tribesman, Tarun J Tejpal'
Paul Zacharia

Tarun J Tejpal is a journalist, publisher, and novelist. In a 26-year career, he has been an editor with the India Today and the Indian Express groups, and the managing editor of Outlook, India’s premier newsmagazine. In March 2000, he started Tehelka, a news organisation that has earned a global reputation for its aggressive public interest journalism.

In 2001, Asiaweek listed Tejpal as one of Asia’s 50 most powerful communicators, and BusinessWeek declared him among 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia. In 2007 The Guardian named him among the 20 who constitute India's new elite.  In 2009 BusinessWeek has named Tarun one of India’s 50 most powerful people.

Tarun's debut novel, The Alchemy of Desire, published in 2005, was hailed by Sunday Times as “an impressive and memorable debut”. Le Figaro called it a “masterpiece”; and Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul declared, “At last – a new and brilliantly original novel from India.” Translated into more than a dozen languages, in France the book won the Prix Millepages and was the finalist for the prestigious Prix Femina.

Tarun's second novel, The Story of My Assassins has been published in 2009 to rave reviews. Pankaj Mishra has said, "It sets new and dauntingly high standards for Indian writing in English", while Altaf Tyrewala has called it "an instant classic".

The book’s website is www.taruntejpal.com.
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