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Book Review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

Title: The Wildings Author: Nilanjana Roy Set in: Delhi, India Pages: 338 Source: Library Genre: Adult Fiction Awards/ Nominations: Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize (2013), DSC Prize Nominee for South Asian Literature for Longlist (2014) Rating: 4/5 My thoughts: This… Continue Reading →

Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai

Title: Witness the Night Author: Kishwar Desai Genre: Mystery Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Beautiful Books (15 April 2010) Set in: Jalandhar, India Source: Review Copy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: How does one avoid the Tyranny of dreams?… Continue Reading →

Chokher Bali or A Grain of Sand by Rabindranath Tagore

Title: Chokher Bali Author: Rabindranath Tagore Translated from Bengali by Sreejata Guha Paperback: 287 pages Set in: Kolkata (India) Publisher: Penguin Books (January 1, 2003) Rating: 4 out of 5 My Thoughts: Chokher Bali is a Bengali novel written by… Continue Reading →

Rani by Jaishree Misra

As a review for a book, this might contain spoilers but since Rani Lakshmibai is a historic figure, the time line and major events in her life are well known. Title: Rani (meaning Queen) Author: Jaishree Misra Paperback: 432 pages… Continue Reading →

The Blue Notebook by James Levine

Title: The Blue Notebook Author: James Levine Genre: Fiction Source: Personal library Set in: Mumbai (India) Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (July 6, 2010) Rating: 1 out of 5 My thoughts: By now I guess everyone must have… Continue Reading →

Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miro

Title: Daughter of the Ganges Author: Asha Miro Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Atria (September 4, 2007) Genre: Non Fiction (memoir) Source: Library Set in: India Rating: 2.5 out of 5 My thoughts: This is the story of an adoption. Asha… Continue Reading →

A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings by Ruskin Bond

Title: A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings: Collected Stories of the Supernatural Author: Ruskin Bond 197 pages Publisher: Viking Books (January 2004) Genre: Fiction (short stories) Set in: India My thoughts: Ruskin Bond. How much do I love… Continue Reading →

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Title: East of the sun Author: Julia Gregson Genre: Historical Fiction Source: Library Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Orion; Reprint edition (12 Jun 2008) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 A Richard and July book club pick My thoughts: At the center… Continue Reading →

For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani

I really cannot describe the story or plot of this book. There really isn’t any. So here’s the blurb from behind the book. Anju wants a husband. Equally important, her entire family wants Anju to have a husband. Her life… Continue Reading →

Legends of Pensam by Mamang Dai

I avoided reading this book for a long time. Partly because I thought it was a book of short stories and partly because I do not like reading Indian authors. It’s not that I haven’t tried, I have, but they… Continue Reading →

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