Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: With Ash on their Faces by Cathy Otten

Book Name: With Ash on their Faces Author: Cathy Otten Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Isis’s genocidal attack on the yezidi population of northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 brought the world’s attention to followers of…

Book Review: The Aayakudi Murders by Indra Soundar Rajan

Book Name: The Aayakudi Murders Author: Indra Soundar Rajan Translated by: Nirmal Rajagopalan Publisher: Blaft Publications Genre: Fiction Rating: 5/5 Blurb: When intrepid young journalist Rajendran first arrives in Aayakudi to investigate a curious tip about a ghost, the place…

Book Review: The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar

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Book Name: The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar Author: Nalin Verma Genre: Fiction Publisher: Rupa Rating: 5/5 Book Burb: There are human skulls speaking to men. There are demonesses falling in love with their prey. There is a jackal pretending…

Book Review: So Now You Know by Vivek Tejuja

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Book Name: So Now You Know: Growing up Gay in India Author: Vivek Tejuja Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Memoir Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn’t: he just…

Book Review: Agents of Change by Mike Thomas

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Book Name: Agents of Change Author: Mike Thomas Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction/Self-help Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Both at work and at home, our lives are growing more and more hectic and it can be hard to survive, much less thrive,…

Book Review: The Microphone Men by Priyadarshi Dutta

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Book Name: The Microphone Men Author: Priyadarshi Dutta Publisher: Indus Source Books Genre: History Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: A gripping accounts of how a few good men, without any inherited authority of military clout, laboured to shape the political destiny…

Book Review: The Shiva Sutras by Ranjit Chaudhri

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Book Name: The Shiva Sutras Author: Ranjit Chaudhri Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Spirituality Rating: 3.7/5 Book Blurb: As the legend has it, Lord Shiva appeared to Sage Vasugupta in a dream and instructed him to go to a particular stone near…

Book Review: Bathinda to Bangkok by Vibha Batra

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Book Name: Bathinda to Bangkok Author: Vibha Batra Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Mahi’s back in the pavilion, but, ji, her dreams got mixed with mud. Hopes got crushum-crushed. Heart became pieces-pieces. As if life isn’t tatti enough, one after another new-new siyapas are…