DNF: The Bride’s Mirror

by Nazir Ahmad, translated by G. E. Ward

I read this book as a part of #discoveringindiareadathon. The book is set in Delhi. It’s a historical fiction set in 13th century written in second half of 19th century. I didn’t leave much about the book neither did I enjoy the writing. I quit the book when I was left with only 60 pages to finish. Follow The book begins with the story of a girl who is married into a working class regular... continue reading→

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Divided by Partition United by Resilience

by Mallika Ahluwalia

Partition has been a painful period in the history of India. As a nation, we lost more than we gained that could be routed back to the year when it all happened. My thirst for literature on the partition of India is never quenching as I come across books after books narrating the time. This book is different from all the others I have read before for a simple reason that this one celebrates the... continue reading→

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I am M-M-Mumbai

by Rishi Vohra

My father is an ex-Mumbaikar. He lived there for almost three decades. My cousin lived his entire childhood there before moving to Bangalore. So many years of being away from Mumbai hasn’t changed how they feel about the city. I would not blame Rishi Vohra for sounding the way he does in his novel. The copy that I read was a review copy, which I got in return for the promise I made to Rishi... continue reading→

Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth

by Audrey Truschke

Cover buys are a real thing, and if you as a bibliophile are going to deny it, I for one, am not buying it! A long time ago, I had read a fiction based in the Mughal era, and I was head over heels in love with it. So, when this book was released, it held quite the appeal to me. Partly for the non fictional take and partly for its cover, I bought this... continue reading→

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Poonachi

by Perumal Murugan

Thanks to the new feature on Amazon for Prime subscribers, I got my hands on a free copy of this book. I had heard so much about the Author that I read it as soon as I got it. If you know me, you’d know that I have had more bad experiences than good when it comes to Indian Authors, but this one- I had a lot of hope from. Follow Cover A red background... continue reading→

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American Gods

by Neil Gaiman

“The boundaries of our country, sir? Why sir, onto the north we are bound by the Aurora Borealis, on the east we are bounded by the rising sun, on the south we are bounded by the procession of the Equinoxes, and on the west by the Day of Judgement.” Having this as the curtain raiser to the first chapter, gave it a mysterious aura to what lay ahead. What followed did justice to my expectation... continue reading→

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