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Mita Kapur
D-241, Amrapali Marg, Hanuman Nagar, Jaipur, 302021 India
91 9829013402

Siyahi, in Urdu means 'ink', the dye that stains the shape of our thoughts. We try our best to cherish and nurture the timeless magic of words.

Tell us your story. And we’ll help you tell it to the world.

Here at Siyahi, we’re with you right from the beginning. From editing the manuscript to finding the right publisher and promoting the book after publication, we stand firm by our authors through it all.

While we deal primarily with manuscripts in English, we are actively involved in facilitating translation of books to and from various languages.

We represent books in many languages from across the world. We have sub-agents in USA, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Korea, Brazil and Germany and also work directly with publishers worldwide.

While our core is good literature, our portfolio links various aesthetic and artistic fields such as dance, cinema, music and textiles. We also organize literary events – everything from intimate readings to international literary festivals.

Our aim is not only to boost book sales. We believe in creating a platform where writers and readers can meet, exchange ideas and discuss their love for books.

We are actively looking for Creative Non-fiction and accept submissions in all genres except short stories and poetry.

General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Young Adult, New Adult
"Siyahi has been a joy to be associated with on both a professional and personal level. As my book agents, they have been pillars of strength, bouncing board, wailing (all mine)walls and shield on all issues." - Wendell Rodricks

"Siyahi brings a world of experience into the world of Publishing. This experience and hands on understanding of everything an author should know about getting a book published has been of great help to us in bringing out our book which went on to become a bestseller.
Needless to add, we are Siyahi men now and are finding out that Siyahi adds value at many levels during the process of writing our next book."
- Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma

"Siyahi is not just a professional and creative literary agency; it also cares for good literature and writers."Tabish Khair

"All I can say is that Siyahi is everything an aspiring author could ever hope for in an agent: they are experienced, dedicated, and highly professional. Their support in finding the best publisher, handling the contractual arrangements, and in general, all the professional support they provide to their clients, is invaluable."Dirk Collier

“From the get go it was clear that Siyahi cared about me as much as the project. Their professionalism, enthusiasm and tenacity is what separates them from other literary agencies. I am proud to be a Siyahi client.”Abbas Kazerooni

"Letting Siyahi represent me has been one of the best decisions I've taken. It's gone way beyond a client-agent relationship now."
- Jane De Suza

"Can't say I've met a better and more enthusiastic lot of folks who made my transition from actor to author such a smooth one."
- Tisca Chopra


  • Devdutt Pattanaik

  • Rocky Singh

  • Mayur Sharma

  • Arunava Sinha

  • Shraddha Soni

  • Wendell Rodricks

  • Kalpana Swaminathan

  • Soniah Kamal

  • Kalpana Mohan

  • Ashok Ferrey

  • Shiamak Davar

  • Gulzar

  • Jane De Suza

  • Dirk Collier

  • Pradip Krishen

  • Pratik Kamat

  • Sampurna Chattarji

  • Sangeeta Bahadur

  • Mridula Koshy

  • Achala Moulik

  • Daman Singh

  • Saad Bin Jung

  • Shobha Narayan

  • Priyanka Sinha Jha

  • Sidharth Bhatia

  • Sudeep Chakravarti

  • Vikram Nair

  • Tisca Chopra

For a list of all our authors and their works, please click here.


  • Mountain Echoes Literary Festival

  • Hindustan Times Crime Writers Festival

  • Business Sutra: A Very Indian Approach to Management by Devdutt Pattanaik

  • Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik

  • Jungle Trees of Central India by Pradip Krishen

  • The Thing About Thugs by Tabish Khair

  • How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position by Tabish Khair

  • Moda Goa: History and Style by Wendell Rodricks

  • The Green Room by Wendell Rodricks

  • Not Only The Things That Have Happened by Mridula Koshy

  • The Professional by Ashok Ferrey

  • Svaha by Pratik Kamat

  • The Diary of Amos Lee Series by Adeline Foo

  • The Love Letter and Other Stories by Buddhadeva Bose translated in English by Arunava Sinha

You can view a compiled list of all our Events and Books on our website.


  • Sold the World Rights of A Million Islands by Sidharth Bhatia to HarperCollins Publishers India.

  • Sold Indian Subcontinent Rights for The Geek's Guide to Dating by Eric Smith to Fingerprint Press.

  • Sold the rights for Indian Subcontinent of Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith to Rupa Publications India.

Click here to view all our sales.

For a comprehensive list of rights available, please check out our rights catalog.
Please visit for submission guidelines.