Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Like a Bird on the Wire by Chhavi Bhardwaj

Book Name: Like a Bird on the Wire Author: Chhavi Bhardwaj Genre: Fiction Publisher: Amaryllis Rating: 4.4/5 Book Blurb: Nethra Kaul is sharp, efficient, beautiful and single. A quintessential “good girl”, she believes in doing the ‘right thing’, always. Only, her life isn’t…

Book Review: Anon. by Bhavani Iyer

Book Name: Anon. Author: Bhavani Iyer Publisher: Fingerprint Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Welcome to Calcutta of the sixties and the seventies. Meet Debottam, the genius vagabond son of a wealthy zamindar. Meet Urbish, the ambitious dreamer whose father is a fisherman. Walk…

Book Review: Hungry Gods by Richa Lakhera

Book Name: Hungry Gods Author: Richa Lakhera Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.7/5 Book Blurb: Beaten and brutally raped, her body is never found. However, the killers make one mistake. They leave a witness, a witness who has nothing to live…

Book Review: The Mulberry Courtesan by Sikeena Karmali

Book Name: The Mulberry Courtesan Author: Sikeena Karmali Publisher: Aleph Rating: 4.7/5 Book Blurb: In 1857, the shadows are falling thick and fast on what is left of the Mughal empire. The last emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, is a broken, bitter man…

Book Review: Just Tigers by Jim Corbett

Book Name: Just Tigers Author: Jim Corbett Publisher: Aleph Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Just Tigers brings together all Jim Corbett’s stories about shooting tigers, many of whom were man-eaters. Taken from Man-eaters of Kumaon, The Temple Tiger and More Man-eaters of…

Book Review: Yours Forever by Nimmu

Book Name: Yours Forever Author: Nimmu Publisher: Fingerprint Review: 3.8/5 Book Blurb: What happens when you fall in love with someone who has vowed to never love again? Sneha’s luck is cursed. What she had anticipated to be a joyous ride…

Book Review: Jugaad Yatra by Dean Nelson

Book Name: Jugaad Yatra Author: Dean Nelson Publisher: Rupa Rating: 3.9/5 Book Blurb: India’s Mangalyaan mission to Mars and the Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, are two of the country’s most celebrated achievements in recent times. They have something in common…

Book Review: Voice of the Rain Season by Subrata Dasgupta

Book Name: Voice of the Rain Season Author: Subrata Dasgupta Publisher: Fingerprint Rating: 4.1/5 Book Blurb: On a September Saturday afternoon in 2011, Martin Shawncross and Joya Bose in perfect synchrony surrendered their respective virginities. That Martin, a twenty-one-year-old American, had…

Book Review: Invisible Ties by Nadya A R

Book Name: Invisible Ties Author: Nadya A R Publisher: Rupa Rating: 4.7/5 Book Blurb: As Karachi burned in the 1990s, the painfully shy Noor Kamal found refuge in an antique jade mirror stolen from Daisy, her social butterfly mother. One fateful…