Book Review: Hijabistan by Sabyn Javeri

Blurb (as on Goodreads): A young kleptomaniac infuses thrill into her suffocating life by using her abaya to steal lipsticks and flash men. An office worker feels empowered through sex, shunning her inhibitions but not her hijab … until she realizes that the real veil is drawn across her desires and not her body. A British-AsianContinue reading “Book Review: Hijabistan by Sabyn Javeri”

Book Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa|A terrific world building|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa|A terrific world building|”

The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a mélange of the finest writing to be had on a variety of Indian themes—the great cities, aspects of Indian culture and civilization, uniquely Indian phenomena. Filled with insights and haunting evocations ofContinue reading “The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|”