The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti

Having read a few of Sobti’s book, it was no surprise that I was yet again drawn towards her writing. This time I picked up The Heart Has Its Reasons.  An unusual title, I was drawn by the image of the woman on the cover. To me it seemed like a mughal era painting of aContinue reading “The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti”

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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)”

To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti

There could be no better timing than this to be writing the book review for a book by Krishna Sobti. The 2017 Gyanpith Award winner, also known as the grande dame of Hindi Literature. The book I am reviewing here is To hell with you Mitro. This book caused an uproar upon its publication owing toContinue reading “To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti”