Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Song of the Dervish by Meher Murshed

Book Review: Song of the Dervish Author: Meher Murshed Publisher: Bloomsbury Rating: 3.5/5 Book Blurb: Thirteenth century Hindustan: Sultans ruled Delhi. Seduced by gold, they eyed rich neighbouring kingdoms. They marched from one land to another, plundering and preying on…

Book Review: The Indian Spy by Mihir Bose

Book Review: The Indian Spy Author: Mihir Bose Publisher: Aleph Book Blurb: Bhagat Ram Talwar, a Hindu Pathan from the Northwest Frontier Province of British India, was the only quintuple spy of World War II, spying for Britain, Italy, Germany,…

Book Review: Behold, I Shine by Freny Manecksha

Book Name: Behold, I Shine Author’s Name: Freny Manecksha Rating: 5/5 Publisher: Rupa Book Blurb: Set in the once-fabled land of Kashmir, Behold, I Shine moves beyond male voices and focuses, instead, on what the struggle means for the Valley’s…

Book Review: Don’t Look Down by Karishma Attari

Book Name: Don’t Look Down Author’s Name: Karishma Attari Rating: 4/5 Publisher: Penguin Book Blurb: What if the one to betray you was you? Alia may be turning eighteen, but (epic birthday parties aside) age is just a number to…

Book Review: Dvarca by Madhav Mathur

Book Name: Dvarca Author’s Name:Madhav Mathur Rating: 3.5/5 Publisher: Fingerprint Book Blurb:  One Nation, One Religion, One Way of Life Welcome to a land called Dvarca. At the turn of the 22nd century, the world is a mess of warring…

Book Review: The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav

Book Name: The Jeera Packer Author’s Name: Prashant Yadav Rating: 3/5 Publisher: Fingerprint Book Blurb: I once changed the history of this Uttar Pradesh with a gun and a finger. One shot, one man. Right man, wrong man. But that was…

Book Review: Jaffna Street by Mir Khalid

Book Name: Jaffna Street Author’s Name: Mir Khalid Rating: 5/5 Publisher: Rupa Book Blurb: In 1989, an adolescent schoolboy from downtown Srinagar watched as his elders extricated themselves from university campuses, high-school grounds, handloom machines and farms to bear arms and…

Book Review: The Trail of four by Manjiri Prabhu

Book Name: The Trail of four Author’s Name: Manjiri Prabhu Rating: 4/5 Publisher: Bloomsbury Book Blurb: Max Reinhardt, Europe’s most famous theatre director, once adopted the town as home. As the Nazis advanced on his beloved city, he- like many…

Book Review: Living with Tigers by Valmik Thapar

Book Name: Living with Tigers Author’s Name: Valmik Thapar Rating: 4.5/5 Publisher: Aleph About the Author: Valmik Thapar first went to Ranthambhore, in 1976, at the age of twenty-three. He was a city boy, unsure of what lay ahead. When he…

Book Review: Mad Money Journey by Mehrab Irani

Book Name: Mad Money Journey Author’s Name: Mehrab Irani Rating: 4.5/5 Story in a nutshell- The novel opens up with an accident which lands the protagonist, John Pinto in the hospital. He is taken to the hospital by a guy…