Debut Authors

Shaira Mohan is a Marketing and Business Development Manager working in the IT space for over 5 years. She is also a freelance writer and has been contributing articles to publications like The Huffington Post, Times of India, DailyO and others.  She has her own blog shairamohan.wordpress.com. Her short story...

“You’re an army kid” is a phrase anyone from a defence background is way too familiar with. And it feels as honourable as it sounds, because with the responsibility of letting your family put the country before you, comes pride. Being a fauji kid is not all about the mess, the CSD canteen, stylish Ray bans...

Dear Reader, Learning to Swim is about a refugee trying to adjust to a new life in a foreign land. Most people would think that he has every reason to be grateful. He’s managed to survive a harrowing journey. What’s more, he’s been given a roof over his head and a means of earning a living. He came in search of this new...

Editor’s Note Crime writing in India is often set in big towns and features characters that are slick and suave – this might be because our authors are inspired by crime fiction set in the West. Neeraj Chawla’s ‘The Last Poisoners of 6’ brings the genre closer home with the subcontinental feel in its story and...

Tashan Mehta was awarded the Sangam House Writer’s Residency in 2015, and has been longlisted for the TFA prize for fiction for two years. Her writing has appeared in literary journals such as OUT OF PRINT and NOTES, an Oxbridge publication. The Liar’s Weave is her first novel. Give us the origin story of The...

In May 1999 India was invaded by Pakistan in Kargil in a surprise attack. In this short account, Diksha Dwivedi, whose father was one of the martyrs of that war, brings alive the battleground through the voices of the soldiers. HOW IT BEGAN is an excerpt from LETTERS FROM KARGIL, out in August 2017.

We have received an astounding number of original and imaginative fiction entries for every Juggernaut writing contest. It is no surprise that the Juggernaut Writing Platform, a unique experiment launched this May to bring good writing to us, has been a similar experience. The Writing Platform allows you to publish...

HOW TO SUBMIT Two sample chapters, a synopsis – that’s all we require! We’ve streamlined our submissions process so that your work can be read directly by our editors. Send an email to one of our editors below depending on the genre you’re writing in. Please send only one submission at a time to one address...

उस शुक्रवार की रात मेरे ट्विटर फीड में कन्हैया कुमार ही छाए हुए थे – वो हर कहीं थे और ज़मानत पर रिहा होने के बाद जो रोमांचक...

  At Juggernaut we’re constantly looking for young, new voices with incredible stories to tell.  And we found a perfect match in Tashan Mehta’s wonderful debut novel, The Liar’s Weave. The book tells the tale of Zahan Merchant who has a unique problem: he is born without a future. This cosmic mistake gives him the...