The Sixth Wife

by Suzzanah Dunn

I began my journey of reading history with Tudors. ‘The Tudor Wife’ by Emily Purdy is where I began. From then on, my fascination with Tudor historical fiction only grew, for better or for worse. I seem to get back on the wagon and I just realised why I quit reading the genre in the first place. Unfortunately, I have a collection of all possible Tudor historical fiction. Follow Cover page I absolutely loved the... continue reading→

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The Seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

by Stuart Turton

Reading this book was nothing short of comedy of errors! I assumed I had a book of a similar name on my kindle and started this one. Only to realise soon after that I have mistaken this one for something else. While this too was on my TBR, I continued reading this thriller and here is a quick take on it. Follow Cover page The 7½ deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle or The seven deaths of... continue reading→

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Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle

Saifuddin Soz

I went to Kashmir last year and fell in love with it! Who wouldn’t. I did my preparation though. I read as many books on Kashmir as I could manage. But I was still spellbound when I visited it. This book has come around approximately a year after my trip and it has put a lot of things in perspective. There is a lot of background to what I already knew and some new revelations... continue reading→

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DNF: The Mulberry Courtesan

by Sikeena Karmali

I did not want to DNF it all it! In fact I was excited to read A historical fiction from the court of Bahadur Shah Zafar. I tried really hard to like the book but I could not make it beyond 79 pages. The book begins with 19 years old Laale stuck in Hindu Kush with her rapist whom she just had killed. The first chapter establishes her present condition and second goes back to... continue reading→

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The Palace Of Illusions

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

It is funny now that I go back to my first encounter with the Book. I had just finished my internship in Auroville. I was exhilarated with the experience and I wanted to read more about architecture. While I was looking for books to read on architecture I came across ‘The Palace Of Illusions’. I was completely in awe with the cover until I realised this wasn’t anything on building science but a retelling Of... continue reading→

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The Stranger

by Albert Camus

There are books that are earmarked as “must reads” by most readers around the world. There are Authors who are considered to be legends. Sometimes these must reads are everything you expect them to be. Sometimes these books disappoint so much, you question your own choices. I have disliked more of these “must reads” than liked them. Perhaps my taste is queer; perhaps I come from a smaller group of people who have their own... continue reading→

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