Kathputli by Ushasi Sen Basu – Book Review

It takes a special talent to narrate complex family dynamics and complicated truths in simple, lucid prose that doesn’t drudge even once. 2 countries, 4 cities, a huge family, hidden secrets, strong female characters with their own shades of black and white – Ushasi has penned a Bengali saga that spans various topics like motherhood,… Continue reading Kathputli by Ushasi Sen Basu – Book Review

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84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – Book Review

This is such an amazing, delightful little book.   An epistolary novel featuring real-life exchange of letters between Helene Hanff and Mr. Frank Doel, chief buyer at an antiquarian bookshop, which resulted in some more exchanges between Hanff and other employees of the bookshop, cementing a bond of a lifetime of selfless friendship, the letters… Continue reading 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff – Book Review

Mrityunjay by Shivaji Sawant – Book Review

There are so many mixed emotions inside me now that I have finished reading this epic based on Karna's life, 'Mrityunjay'. I am yet to come across an author who has such impeccable research about everything ranging from names and back stories of almost all characters involved, to the names of the food items, flora… Continue reading Mrityunjay by Shivaji Sawant – Book Review

Hazaar Chaurasve ki Maa (The Mother of 1084) by Mahasweta Devi – Book Review

#BookRecommendation "क्या इसिलिए जान दी थी उन्होंनें? यह जिंदा लाशें, यह पथरिली, चमकीली लाशें. न कोई ज़मीर, न आत्मा. क्या इसिलिए दाँव पर लगाया था अपना सबकुछ? यह कभी नहीं बाटेंगे अपना कुछ." "घर का, परिवार का, कर्तव्य निभाना ही तो सिखाया है बचपन से. कभी कुछ और सोचा ही नहीं." Do these lines trouble… Continue reading Hazaar Chaurasve ki Maa (The Mother of 1084) by Mahasweta Devi – Book Review

Where there’s a Will… by Piorre Hart – Book Review

Mr. Pratap Sharma, a wealthy businessman is dead under mysterious circumstances. A cryptic will deepens the mystery further. Two sons – A favorite and an estranged. This high profile murder is going to be detective Pranita Roy’s first case. Will she crack the code? Will she let her heart win or the brain? Piorre Hart’s… Continue reading Where there’s a Will… by Piorre Hart – Book Review

Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge – Book Review

Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge Genre - Fantasy My Rating - 4/5 There is a strange tribe of people who have bejeweled teeth. They speak a silent language sometimes. They read thoughts. They have secrets hidden inside them and they have to go to terrifying lengths to keep those secrets. Then there are people who… Continue reading Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge – Book Review