Choosing such an important and sensitive topic, this book traces roots to the stories that made India as it is today. And what made me even more interested in them was how they were made out of emotions and not criticism and blaming the time of partition. Continue reading “Divided by Partition United by Resilience by Mallika Ahluwalia | Book Review”
Even though I never actually visited the ever popular Kaziranga National Park in Assam, I got to see a deep glimpse of it along with the day to day happenings of it, in this book. And before I say something about the plot, I must admit that the good storytelling took me to the place pretty decently.
Before anything else, the author’s name speaks for its legend and the book’s cover and the title just calls out to you. This time, I wasn’t even guilty about it. It has been really long since I first read work of Rabindranath Tagore and I still could find it as engaging and interesting as it has been since forever. Continue reading “The Hungry Stones and Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore | Book Review”
With a smart methodology, the story tends to an intense issue of the emotional meltdown. In the meantime, it likewise tosses light on the fact that it is so essential to break the shackles of society. The book likewise investigates emotions in a relationship and that too for the romantic ones as well as for a wide range of them in and beyond a family. One can candidly interface with the story and the characters. Continue reading “Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra | Book Review”
I’ve a habit of resisting love stories until I find something really interesting and new in them. This book gave me just that with a story of love, struggle and a fight with boundaries of multiple types.
This is the first translation book I’ve read in the story form, before this I’ve read only The Rumi. And both time when I finished the book, the same question came to my mind was “How would I feel if I’ve read the original one?” But, honestly speaking, Ocean of Melancholy, a translated version of a Bengali nook stood up to my expectations in multiple ways. Continue reading “Ocean of Melancholy: The Tragedy that was Karbala by Mir Mosharraf Hossain | Book Review”
With its unique cover and conceptual design, this book has left me guessing the most about what it might hold before I actually got my hands on and started reading it.