Books

Hello! I am Tara Khandelwal an editor, writer and a founder of Bound. My journey as an entrepreneur and editor has been nothing but fulfilling. I began my startup Bound to help writers like you go from good to great. We  provide editorial services, online classes, one on one mentoring and more. My team of veteran editors and I look forward to working with you on your book!

We provide editorial services for authors, biographers, business writers, academics, journalists and non-profits. We work with all genres.

I have edited the following books: (Please note that these are only the books which have been published by major publishing houses. We have also worked on countless other works in progress and evaluated many manuscripts):

Books Edited

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Mirror City, Chitrita Banerji  (Penguin)

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Sons of Brahma, Dhruba Hazarika (Penguin)

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Quantum Siege, Brijesh Singh (Penguin)

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Nongrim Hills, Ankush Saikia (Penguin)

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Many Roads Through Paradise, Shyam Selvadurai (Penguin)

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The Truth Will Prevail, Sadruddin Hashwani (Penguin)

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A Convenient Culprit, Vibha Singh (Penguin)

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The Essential North East Cookbook, Hoihnu Hazel (Penguin)

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Analog Virtual, Lavanya Lakshminarayan (Hachette)

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What Mina Did, Geeta Menon (Rupa)

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Once Upon an IAS Exam, K. Vijayakarthikeya (Rupa)

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Tides Don’t Cross, Simar Malhotra (Rupa)

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Wonked: A Policy Guide to 21st Century India, Vivan Sharan (Bloomsbury)

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Road to Mekong, Piya Bahadur (Pan Macmillan)

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Running With The Dragon, Saibal Dasgupta (Penguin)

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Dark Destiny, Kamal Kant (Rupa)

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Saints and Martyrs, Martin Penny (Eyewear Publishing)

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The Gollanz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (Hachette)

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Skyfall, Saba Karim (Bloomsbury)

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Essential Items, Udayan Mukherjee (Bloomsbury)

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Girls in Green, Tanushree Podder (Bloomsbury)

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Tales From the Himalayas

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Young Blood: Ten Terrifying College Tales

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Pakistan: A Fashionable History

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An Incomplete Life: The Autobiography

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NEVER TOO BIG TO FAIL: The Collapse of IL&FS and its Ten Trillion-Rupee Maze

Books Pitched
Spotted potential in these previously unknown debut voices and helped them reach publication

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The Eminently Forgettable Life of Mrs Pankajam

(Shortlisted for the Tata Lit Live)

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Three Impossible Wishes

(Best Selling)

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Analog Virtual, Lavanya Lakshminarayan (Hachette)

(Award Winning)

Events

  • Moderated a session on How to Get Published at Times of India Literature Festival, Mumbai December 2018 with Karthika VK and Urvashi Butalia.

  • Panelist in a session on Who is a Reader at Think Literature Live, Mumbai, 2018.

  • Talking books on the Paperback Podcast- http://ivmpodcasts.com/paperback-episode-list/2019/1/16/ep-07-tara-khandelwal

  • Panel Discussion on Graphic Novels at the Women Writers’ Fest, Mumbai, 2018.

  • Moderated a panel discussion on Parenting in The Age of the Blue Whale Challenge, September 2017.

  • Moderated  a panel discussion on strong female characters in literature at the Women Writers’ Fest, Pune, 2017.

  • Book Discussion with Sonya Dutta Choudhury at Barking Deer, July 2017.

  • Panel Discussion titled ‘The Fear of Flying’ at the Women Writers’ Fest, Mumbai 2017.

  • Mentor at Bound Writers’ Retreats 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

  • Teacher for Bound’s online classes.

  • Teacher for Unherd’s Writing classes.

  • Teacher for TFI’s writing classes.

  • Bound Writing and Editing Mentor.

  • Podcast guest on Uninterrupted Podcast.