Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: A Sweet Deal by Andaleeb Wajid

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Book Name: A Sweet Deal Author: Andaleeb Wajid Publisher: Fingerprint Genre: Romance Rating: 5/5 Book Blurb: Say hi to Rumana. A freshly minted (baked?) chef who decides to trade her powersuit for chef’s whites to live her dream of owning…

Book Review: New Kings of the World by Fatima Bhutto

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Book Name: New Kings of the World Author: Fatima Bhutto Publisher: Aleph Genre: Non-fiction Rating: 3.8/5 Book Blurb: There is a vast cultural movement emerging from the Global South and sweeping all before it. India’s Shah Rukh Khan, after all,…

Book Review: Gunboat Jack by Timeri N. Murari

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Book Name: Gunboat Jack Author: Timeri N. Murari Publisher: Aleph Genre: Fiction Rating: 4/5 Book Blurb: Based on a real-life character, a legendary American boxer who lived in Bangalore in the 1960s and the 1970s, Timeri N. Murari’s novel tells…

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…