Book Review: Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt|A Memoir|

Many of us have the privilege (and the audacity) to say that tragedies associated with Dalit lives are just news to us. We read about them during our morning tea or a passing glance to a news update on our phones. No matter what we say, the lack of knowledge among masses and representation inContinue reading “Book Review: Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt|A Memoir|”

Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo|Three stories of female desire|

“But the stories wherein desire was something that couldn’t be controlled, when the object of desire dictated the narrative, that was where I found the most magnificence, the most pain.” The lives of 3 women are left bare for us to read and judge, in Taddeo’s novel ‘Three Women’. Over a period of 8 years,Continue reading “Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo|Three stories of female desire|”

Book Review: The Case that Shook the Empire by Raghu Palat and Pushpa Palat|A trail that strengthened the Indian Independence Movement|

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that killed thousands of Indian is one of the scariest and tragic events in Indian history. But there is more to this story than one person unleashing violence on these innocent souls, trapped within a confined space and jumping walls and throwing themselves into a well to escape death by rainingContinue reading “Book Review: The Case that Shook the Empire by Raghu Palat and Pushpa Palat|A trail that strengthened the Indian Independence Movement|”

Book Review: Upon A Sleepless Isle by Andrew Fidel Fernando|A Travelogue on SriLanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando’s travelogue on the beautiful country of Sri-Lanka is an honest, brutal, heartwarming and glorious compilation of his journey across the length and breadth of this country and its cities- full of dreams, history, culture and its fair share of problems. Fernando’s precise observation, witty narration and unbiased portrayal of cities, people andContinue reading “Book Review: Upon A Sleepless Isle by Andrew Fidel Fernando|A Travelogue on SriLanka”

Book Review: The Epic City by Kushanava Choudhury|Calcutta through the author’s perspective

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the region his immigrant parents had abandoned, to aContinue reading “Book Review: The Epic City by Kushanava Choudhury|Calcutta through the author’s perspective”

Book Review: It’s Not About the Burqa by Mariam Khan|Articles by Muslim women to a world which generalizes and assumes too much|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describeContinue reading “Book Review: It’s Not About the Burqa by Mariam Khan|Articles by Muslim women to a world which generalizes and assumes too much|”

Book Review: Good Talk by Mira Jacob|A Memoir in Conversations|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”—Celeste Ng “Who taught Michael Jackson to dance?” “Is that howContinue reading “Book Review: Good Talk by Mira Jacob|A Memoir in Conversations|”

A Memorable Journey|The Scent of a Story by Shankar Ghosh|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Combining biography and memoir, Shankar Ghosh writes of his father’s life as a journalist in his father’s own voice. As the longest-serving and the first Indian editor of the second-oldest English newspaper in India, the Pioneer, his father Dr S.N. Ghosh’s career matched step with the most profound changes in modern history,Continue reading “A Memorable Journey|The Scent of a Story by Shankar Ghosh|”

Book Review: It was a Happy, Trusting World, Then by Vilas Kale|A travelogue|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): ‘It Was A Happy Trusting World, Then’ is the story of a three-month hitchhike through fifteen countries in 1971 by three youngsters from Nagpur in Central India to Europe and back. Inspired by Western hitchhikers, the cousins Vilas, Kumar and Vidula plan out their own trip. Traveling on a shoestring budget,Continue reading “Book Review: It was a Happy, Trusting World, Then by Vilas Kale|A travelogue|”

Book Review: She Walks, She Leads by Gunjan Jain

She Walks, She Leads Author: Gunjan Jain Publisher: Penguin Books Genre: Non-fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): • Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India • Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start Infosys • Naina Lal Kidwai was theContinue reading “Book Review: She Walks, She Leads by Gunjan Jain”