Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Anamika by Meghnad Desai

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Book Name: Anamika Author: Meghnad Desai Publisher: Rupa Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Book Blurb: It is the eighteenth century. Emperor Aurangzeb has fallen, the Mughal Empire is a shadow of its former self, and India is rife with civil war.…

Book Review: The Making of Aadhar by Ram Sewak Sharma

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Book Name: The Making of Aadhar Author: Ram Sewak Sharma Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Aadhaar is the world’s largest identity project that enrolled a billion residents. The making of Aadhaar offers insights into the creation of…

Book Review: The Magic of Friendships by Shubha Vilas

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Book Name: The Magic of Friendships Author: Shubha Vilas Publisher: Penguin Genre: Self-help Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Do you have numerous friends on social media, but hardly any in real life?Do you find that your relationships don’t last?These and similar…

Book Review: The Most Notorious Jailbreakers

Book Name: The Most Notorious Jailbreakers Author: Abeer Kapoor Publisher: Rupa Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Did you know Sher Singh Rana, Bandit Queen Phoolan Devi’s killer, walked out of prison with his friends dressed up like the police…

Book Review: Myths of Old by Krishnarjun Bhattacharya

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Book Name: Myths of Old Author: Krishnarjun Bhattacharya Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.9/5 Book Blurb: ‘Where is Adri?’‘Hiding, somewhere in the darkness.’‘I am Darkness!’ Come forth, come hither. It is finally time.Fairy tales, and spit and blood and bone…

Book Review: Joy at Work by Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein

Joy at Work

Book Name: Joy at Work Authors: Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein Publisher: Pan Macmillan Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Find your focus – wherever you’re working – with Joy at Work. Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked…

Book Review: Seven Sundays by Shouvik Banerjee

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Book Name: Seven Sundays Author: Shouvik Banerjee Pubisher: Hay House Genre: Self-help/Fiction Rating: 4.6/5 Book Blurb: Sometimes it takes falling apart before falling into place Seven Sundays chronicles the story of 40-year-old Alok, who, despite all his efforts, finds himself…

Book Review: The Shooting Star by Shivya Nath

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Book Name: The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the World Paperback Author: Shivya Nath Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Penguin Rating: 4.5/5 Book Blurb: Shivya Nath quit her corporate job at age twenty-three to travel the world. She gave up her…

Book Review: Once Upon A Life by Temsula Ao

Book Name: Once Upon A Life, Burnt Curry and Bloody Rags A Memoir Author: Temsula Ao Publisher: Zubaan Genre: Memoir Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Born in 1945 in the Assamese town of Jorhat, Temsula Ao lost both her parents in…