Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay(Translated by Malobika Chaudhari)

After having finished reading Munshi Premchand’s “Nirmala”, I found myself drawn to read literature that were set in India before independence. Yes we have read much in our History books, but the real depiction of the times can be best seen in the literature where writers were bound by that shackles of the society andContinue reading “Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay(Translated by Malobika Chaudhari)”

All that could have been: Mahesh Bhatt, Suhrita Sengupta

“All that could have Been” is a 142 page turner that leaves you asking for more.It does not beat round the bush and the tight plot makes it a delightful read. The book is about unrequited love. Yet at the same time it is about love that surpasses all odds and does not follow theContinue reading “All that could have been: Mahesh Bhatt, Suhrita Sengupta”

Custody by Manju Kapur

This is my first book by the author. And I must say that the book held me captive from the first page. She explores very emotional topics with much fervor. In today’s society divorce and fight for child custody is a common scenario. Manju Kapur has been described as the great chronicler of the modern Indian family. Thus,Continue reading “Custody by Manju Kapur”

Lanka’s princess: Kavita Kanè

Lanka’s princess by Kavita Kanè is about Surpanakha and how individual choices and mistakes they lead to can shape the destinies of those associated with us. My memory and knowledge of Surpanakha is dependent on the reading of Ramayana while in school , and watching the epic serial on Doordarshan. Even then I was struckContinue reading “Lanka’s princess: Kavita Kanè”

Chokher Bali: Rabindranath Tagore

This book has been under my radar ever since I was a school girl. And I have wanted to read it as it is renowned as one of the masterpieces of Tagore. But before reading I decided to do a background check because it was written some 100 years back at a time when womenContinue reading “Chokher Bali: Rabindranath Tagore”

Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio

I had read Wonder as it was part of the recommended list I saw in my school. And it held me captive from the first word. Wonder told the story of August, a boy having craniofacial deformity. But the second book Auggie & Me tells the story from three different perspectives of Julian (the guy who bulliedContinue reading “Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio”

The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This book was published in the year 2001, but I got the chance to read this fabulous piece only now. Every time I came close to reading this book, it slipped out of my hand. But this time when it appeared before me I lost no time in reading it. And what a journey itContinue reading “The Unknown Errors Of Our Lives: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni”

George : Alex Gino

       A lot has been written and spoken about LGBT, transgender, gay and lesbian rights. But has anyone stopped and pondered what if a family member turned out to be any one. Have we really thought how our personal view would be? No, I guess not. The book has received mixed reviews citingContinue reading “George : Alex Gino”

Wonder by R J Palacio

  Well this book has been on my must read list for quite some time. It was recommended to me by a dear friend and I also found it in the recommended list for middle school readers. I just happened to google it to get an answer about the hype surrounding the book. Wonder hasContinue reading “Wonder by R J Palacio”

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe

  The past few weeks I have not found time to blog. Rather I was all tied up with work and the one passion that keeps me going -reading. I managed to read a few books and the one that stood out from all is “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters”. Its an African folktale, but the essenceContinue reading “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: John Steptoe”