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: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|

Set in the historic BDD chawls in Mumbai, a society that has been the epicenter for violence and fights for recognition, ‘Black River Run’ is the story of Bhuva. A taxi driver by profession, Bhuva moves between two worlds- the ‘eye’ nation, that constitutes the English speaking elite of Mumbai and the ‘ear’ nation, mostlyContinue reading “Book Review: Black River Run by Kiran Khalap|The iconic BDD Chawl and a story of violence, betrayal, and riots|”

Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay is one person’s journey to Kashmir, amidst political chaos. With a steady increase in the number of militants and the continued war between the locals and the army, Shalini (our protagonist) is looking for answers which are not exactly important in the bigger scheme of things. Narrated in shiftingContinue reading “Book Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay”

Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|

Natasha- the beautiful wife to an aristocratic Prince (an actual prince) spends her days juggling between her three kids, husband and her day job. She is a columnist and writes passionately about her everyday life. She draws inspiration from simpler things and believes in making everyone’s life brighter and easier. But when she finds herContinue reading “Book Review: Love in the Time of Affluenza by Shunali Khullar Shroff|A dwindling marriage, an affair and a lot of glam|”

Book Review: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals

A collection of stories set in the culturally and mineral-rich land of Jharkhand, ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ features a singular and unapologetic voice that will make you aware of the actual problems of a community that has been pushed down the ladder of development. Shekhar’s stories comprise of characters devoid of so many facilities inContinue reading “Book Review: The Adivasi Will Not Dance by Hansda Sovwendra Shekhar|A strong singular voice against oppression of the Santhals”

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: Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay|When love turns into an obsession

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Can too much love be a dangerous thing? Bhaunri is married, as is the custom in her tribe of nomadic blacksmiths, when she is still a child. When she is finally sent away to her husband’s home as a young woman, she finds herself drawn deeply and powerfully towards the gruff andContinue reading “Book Review: Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay|When love turns into an obsession”

Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Meet the beautiful people of the Circus, and the freaks who live in the Village next to them. Mangled, jangled, misunderstood, all find place in the rich tapestry of this book. Siamese twins separate to lose half a heart each, and find snake-man and tiger-taming lovers. A man bitten by a crocodileContinue reading “Book Review: Village Folk and Circus Freaks by Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal”

Book Review: The Children of Destruction by Kuber Kaushik

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Magic has been hiding at the edges of reality all along For Alice, life as a teenager was hard enough without turning into a supernatural herald of destruction. And you would think that after causing mini hurricanes with a mere sneeze, being visited by talking foxes and ending up on a journeyContinue reading “Book Review: The Children of Destruction by Kuber Kaushik”

Book Review: A Tigeress Called Machhli by Supriya Sehgal|True Animal Stories from India|

Blurb (Goodreads): MEET THE SUPERSTARS OF INDIA’S ANIMAL KINGDOM! A crocodile who loves eating rice. A mule who won an award for bravery. A camera-friendly tigress who ruled Ranthambore. Swashbuckling monitor lizards. Rats believed to be the children of a goddess. Cuddly dogs who help nervous travellers. Five thousand punctual parrots… Soar, crawl, hop andContinue reading “Book Review: A Tigeress Called Machhli by Supriya Sehgal|True Animal Stories from India|”