Christena Appleyard

A Marked Man

The Story of My Assassins


Melville House 529pp £17.99 order from our bookshop

Tarun Tejpal is a publisher, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Tehelka, an award-winning, campaigning magazine that has exposed the corruption in India’s defence industry, leading to the resignation of the defence minister. He is, in other words, a man at the centre of things in one of the most baffling and dynamic countries in the world.

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