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Book Review: The Shaadi Story by Amita Nigam Sahaya

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Book Name: The Shaadi Story Author: Amita Nigam Sahaya Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: The wedding is the most celebrated event in Indian society. It forms the heart of a multi-billion-dollar industry driving fashion, food, music,…

Aleph to publish MURDER AT THE MUSHAIRA: A Novel by Raza Mir

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Reminiscent of The Name of the Rose, this is a cracking murder mystery, literary novel, and perhaps the finest work of historical fiction in twenty-first-century Indian literature. BOOK DESCRIPTION (INR 799, 360PP) 3 May 1857. India stands on the brink of war. Everywhere…

Hawakal Publishers to publish The Kolkata Cadence

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This 15 January, Hawakal Publishers releases an anthology of 25 contemporary Kolkata poets, titled The Kolkata Cadence. The volume, graced by a substantial foreword by Sanjeev Sethi, is a glorious celebration of the city’s vibrant literary culture. The editors—Jagari Mukherjee, Inam…

New Asian Writing Short Story Competition 2020 Results

The editors would like to thank all who participated. The prize winning entries for NAW Short Story Competition 2020 are: Siddhartha Gigoo for his short story Elephant’s Tusk. A retired mountaineer’s decision to sponsor a partially blind girl’s trip to the…

Book Review: A New Journey by Samantha Kannan

Book Name: A New Journey Author: Samantha Kannan Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.7/5 Book Blurb: Jurnee is a recent college graduate struggling desperately to find a job as a teacher. Discouraged, she happens upon a chance opportunity to teach in a…