Book Review: The Yogini by Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay| When Fate Confronts the Strong-willed|

Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay’s The Yogini recreates the concept of a ‘Fate’ through Homi-a modern woman who believes in the importance of actions and a lustful yogi who derails Homi’s life in order to bring her to the center of a bigger conspiracy. Homi, a passionate and hard-working journalist, and a loving wife to a compassionate andContinue reading “Book Review: The Yogini by Sangeeta Bandhyopadhyay| When Fate Confronts the Strong-willed|”

Translated Books That Should be on your ‘Priority’ TBR

Translated books are only worth your money if the translation is flawless and is capable of keeping the essence of the original text intact. Here are a few books with great translation, unique characters, and interesting themes: The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Translated by Deborah Smith): A woman turns vegetarian after a nightmare and herContinue reading “Translated Books That Should be on your ‘Priority’ TBR”

Book Review: No Presents Please- Mumbai Stories by Jayant Kaikini

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Jayant Kaikini’s compassionate gaze takes in the people in the corners of the city, the young woman yearning for love, the certified virgin who must be married off again, the older woman and her medicines; Tejaswini Niranjana’s translations bring the rhythms of Kannada into English with admirable efficiency. This is a BombayContinue reading “Book Review: No Presents Please- Mumbai Stories by Jayant Kaikini”