Book Review: The Curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee|An introspective retelling of an unconventional heroine’s story|

Aditi Banerjee’s ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฎ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Š is an introspective retelling of Mahabharata and how Gandhari and Krishna’s fate intertwined to end in a Curse that destroyed Krishna’s tribe and caused his untimely death. . Banerjee helps us look at this epic through Gandhari’s eyes- A woman of immense virtue, meant for a greater destiny butContinue reading “Book Review: The Curse of Gandhari by Aditi Banerjee|An introspective retelling of an unconventional heroine’s story|”

Book Review: A Respectable Woman by Easterine Kire

Kire’s latest novel ‘A Respectable Women’ is a daughter’s account of a changing landscape through the stories told by her mother and some bitter personal experiences. Kevinuo is fascinated by stories of her homeland and when her mother finally starts telling her tales from the past, stories of a war-torn Nagaland, she is elated. SheContinue reading “Book Review: A Respectable Woman by Easterine Kire”

Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|

“The experience of love that I’m going to describe is the strangest you’ll have ever encountered.” Countless stories about numerous women from different phases of life and yet, K R Meera succeeds in creating a disparate world with her audacious portrayal of fierce women tormented by love and longing. ‘The Angel’s Beauty Spots’ is aContinue reading “Book Review: The Angel’s Beauty Spots by K R Meera|Three Novellas|”

Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire

It is always the narrative that helps us remember certain life lessons better than the others and ‘Son of the Thundercloud’ is one such mesmerizing, tragic and comforting story. Pele, after losing his entire village including his wife and child, embarks on a journey without a destination in mind. On his way, he meets twoContinue reading “Book Review: Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire”

Book Review: Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore|A Timeless classic of love, lust, and lonliness|

Tagore’s novel on lust, jealousy, entangled fate and sacrifices, Chokher Bali takes us into the heart of a Bengali household. When Mahin decides to marry the meek and gentle Ashalata, his relationship with everyone else including his best friend Bihari suffers a strain. But Mahin, engrossed in his newfound marital bliss doesn’t notice these changes.Continue reading “Book Review: Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore|A Timeless classic of love, lust, and lonliness|”

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

Blurb (as onย 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 onย 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”