Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Love and Lust stories and essays

Book Name: Love and Lust stories and essays Genre: Fiction/non-fiction Publisher: Aleph Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a selection of the finest…

Book Review: Kashmir as I see it by Ashok Dhar

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Book Name: Kashmir as I see it Author: Ashok Dhar Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 3/5 Book Blurb: Stories of the trauma and betrayal faced by Kashmiris have been told, the events retraced and analysis offered. And yet, one of…

Book Review: Summer Holidays by Koral Dasgupta

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Book Name: Summer Holidays Author: Koral Dasgupta Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.9/5 Book Blurb: Three cities—Mumbai, Bangalore and Shimla. And a big family feud spanning over sixteen years. Summer holidays is a fairy tale for adults with a comic…

Book Review: Didda by Ashish Kaul

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Book Name: Didda The Warrior Queen of Kashmir Author: Ashish Kaul Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Rupa Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: A girl abandoned by her parents. A disabled princess who fights all odds to become the most feared warrior queen. A…

Book Review: Tell Her Everything by Mirza Waheed

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Book Name: Tell Her Everything Author: Mirza Waheed Publisher: Context/ Westland Genre: Fiction Rating: 3.7/5 Book Blurb: ‘You see, Sara, it had to happen … I couldn’t have prevented it, could I? It could have been anyone, and it was…