Book Review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

Title: The Wildings Author: Nilanjana Roy Set in: Delhi, India Pages: 338 Source: Library Genre: Adult Fiction Awards/ Nominations: Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize (2013), DSC Prize Nominee for South Asian Literature for Longlist (2014) Rating: 4/5 My thoughts: This is story about a colony of strays, a story where cats are the main characters.... Continue Reading →

Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai

Title: Witness the Night Author: Kishwar Desai Genre: Mystery Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Beautiful Books (15 April 2010) Set in: Jalandhar, India Source: Review Copy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 My Thoughts: How does one avoid the Tyranny of dreams? The footsteps that keep taking you back to a house full of ghosts, where every... Continue Reading →

Rani by Jaishree Misra

As a review for a book, this might contain spoilers but since Rani Lakshmibai is a historic figure, the time line and major events in her life are well known. Title: Rani (meaning Queen) Author: Jaishree Misra Paperback: 432 pages Publisher: Penguin Global (November 26, 2008) Genre: Historical fiction Set in: Jhansi, India Source: Library... Continue Reading →

The Blue Notebook by James Levine

Title: The Blue Notebook Author: James Levine Genre: Fiction Source: Personal library Set in: Mumbai (India) Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (July 6, 2010) Rating: 1 out of 5 My thoughts: By now I guess everyone must have heard or read about this book. It's a story of Batuk from rural India who... Continue Reading →

Daughter of the Ganges by Asha Miro

Title: Daughter of the Ganges Author: Asha Miro Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Atria (September 4, 2007) Genre: Non Fiction (memoir) Source: Library Set in: India Rating: 2.5 out of 5 My thoughts: This is the story of an adoption. Asha was an Indian orphan who was adopted at the age of 6 by a couple... Continue Reading →

East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

Title: East of the sun Author: Julia Gregson Genre: Historical Fiction Source: Library Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: Orion; Reprint edition (12 Jun 2008) Rating: 3.5 out of 5 A Richard and July book club pick My thoughts: At the center of East of the Sun are 3 women, Viva, Rose and Tor. Rose and Tor... Continue Reading →

Legends of Pensam by Mamang Dai

I avoided reading this book for a long time. Partly because I thought it was a book of short stories and partly because I do not like reading Indian authors. It’s not that I haven’t tried, I have, but they have been a major disappointment most of the time. That doesn’t mean they are bad,... Continue Reading →

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