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How To Get Published In India (Bloomsbury, 2019) - NATIONAL BESTSELLER

#1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases and #1 on Amazon's Bestseller List, HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN INDIA (Bloomsbury) is India’s first and only comprehensive book on how to write, publish and sell a book. Launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the book also includes never-before collected essays from authors and publishers, including Jeffrey Archer, Shobhaa De, Twinkle Khanna, Ashwin Sanghi, Meena Kandasamy, Durjoy Datta, Preeti Shenoy, Rashmi Bansal, Ravi Subramanian and many more. 

'Getting your book published is not easy, especially in India. This book will give you the finest advice available on how to get published. I wish I had this book when I started my career as an author. Do read it.' – Amish Tripathi 

'An excellent book with a whole lot of common sense.' – Shobhaa De


'A useful guide to navigate the often-opaque Indian publishing industry, the book fills a vacuum in the market.' – Times of India

‘Helps you understand the hush-hush world of publishing’ – The Hindu

'A guide to anyone who is interested in writing, publishing and selling any kind of book' - The Mumbai Mirror

'Paving the way for writers' - The New Indian Express

'Gives readers and first-time authors a peek into the inside world of publishing' - Sakal Times



Feminist Rani (Penguin Random House, 2018) - NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A powerful, sensitive and thought-provoking book that is a must-read for anyone who thinks that women and men are equals, and for those who don’t’ – Kamla Bhasin, Feminist, Activist and Social Scientist


‘The feminist flag . . . is being held high increasingly by women, transpeople—and even the occasional man!—from all walks of life’ – Urvashi Butalia, Publisher


‘A much-needed book that captures the realities of our times’ – Mallika Dua, Comedian

One & A Half Wife (Westland, 2012)

​Pant's debut novel won the national MUSE INDIA YOUNG WRITER AWARD (2013) and was shortlisted for several other awards, including the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. On the bestseller list across many bookstores, the novel went into multiple reprints.


The narrative keeps you turning the pages till the very end – The Sunday Standard

Pant is elegiac — a testament to her emotional wisdom as a writer. Her sensitivity to the multidimensionality of the issues and her eye for the detail of social interactions result in an intelligent, satisfying read. – The Gulf News


A delightful debut novel  – Sakal Times


The book is a must read – The Deccan Chronicle


A competent debut – Jerry Pinto

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Happy Birthday (Random House India, 2013)

A beautifully written, compelling and emotionally intelligent collection of short stories. Happy Birthday was published  to critical acclaim and ​longlisted for the FRANK O'CONNOR PRIZE (2014), the world's biggest short story award and selected among the WORLD'S TOP 10 MOST MEMORABLE SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS by Wikipedia. 

In the front row of Indian short fiction – The Sunday Guardian

Meghna Pant’s short stories stick like burrs. They are small, dramatic pieces that hook into the skin with urgent claims

that are not easy to resolve or brush off – The Asian Age

Deft, merciless, expertly-tuned stories – Jeet Thayil

Pant creates characters that will surprise and move you – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Exceptionally thought-provoking narrative that is provocative & inspirational – Ashwin Sanghi

These intimate stories juxtapose a range and register of aerial and emotional perspectives, with craft, delicacy and an intensely human sensibility – Namita Gokhale

The Trouble With Women (Juggernaut, 2016)


Pant's second short story collection is considered a landmark in feminist writing. The evocative and poignant stories address sensitive dilemmas faced by Indian women, with themes such as molestation, abortion, sexual harassment, domestic violence and senicide. 


The most unsettling short fiction I’ve read all year. Consistently smart and sure-footed, a collection that never insults the intelligence of its readers. This is the best book from the Juggernaut stable – The Hindu Business Line

Smart, sexy and very dark – Chiki Sarkar

Pant will leave a stamp on Indian fiction – Jaya Bhattacharji Rose

 Tales o f women from across urban and rural India, the book captures the social realities of what they undergo – The Hindustan Times