Dahan: Suchitra Bhattacharya, Debjani Sengupta (Editor), Mahua Mitra (Translator)

As a literature student I have been exposed to many books that speak of atrocities against women. But few have struck a chord when it comes to Indian  writing. On a vacation I happened to read the much acclaimed novel Dahan by Suchitra Bhattacharya. Being a fan of Bengali literature I picked up this book while surfing for aContinue reading “Dahan: Suchitra Bhattacharya, Debjani Sengupta (Editor), Mahua Mitra (Translator)”

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Three Women: Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Arunava Sinha)

Having tasted the sweet nectar of Tagore’s writing, I am lately drawn towards his writings. My last read was ” Three Women”, a collection of three short novels . They are aptly titled that summarizes the whole complex setup within a word. The novellas, Nashtaneer( Broken nest), Dui Bon( Two sisters) and Malancha( The gardener). I would be onlyContinue reading “Three Women: Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Arunava Sinha)”

Sunflowers of the Dark: Krishna Sobti: translated by Pamela Manasi

Katha has always offered a wide array of literature through translated works. I recently finished reading Krishna Sobti’s ‘Memory’s Daughter’. And the after effects are that I am drawn to books by the author. So I managed to lay my hands on another masterpiece, “Sunflowers of the Dark”. The title of the book is enigmatic,Continue reading “Sunflowers of the Dark: Krishna Sobti: translated by Pamela Manasi”

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”