Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan

Anita Krishan’s novel, the latest one, Despite Stolen Dreams is being considered as being one among the works of fiction by Indian novelists which represent the Indian English writing on the world stage with the true colours and in the best possible way! I am not saying all this merely because many others are saying so. I am saying all this because I have been reading literature for some time now and I have grown old reading books by authors from various parts of the world – India being special. Despite Stolen Dreams, as it might reflect by the metaphor in the title, is a work of fiction which traces the loss but the ‘despite’ that begins it says a lot to the readers who are rather serious about reading! Continue reading “Despite Stolen Dreams by Anita Krishan”

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With You; Without You book review

प्रभात रंजन द्वारा रचित उपन्यास, विद यू; विदाउट यू मैंने हाल में ही पढ़ी है। उनकी कहानी काफी अच्छी एवं इंसानी जज्बातों को प्रगट करने वाली है इसमें कोई दो राय नहीं हो सकती। शुरू से लेके अंत तक मुझे ये पता ही नहीं चला की मैंने कितनी जल्दी इस उपन्यास को पढ़ डाला। आप अगर खुद इस पुस्तक को पढ़ेंगे तब आपको पता चलेगा मैं ऐसा क्यों कह रहा हूँ। इस कहानी में कुछ तो खास है जो पाठकों को बस लुभाए एवं उलझाए रखती है और लेखक इस काम में बहुत सफल हुए हैं। हमें तो बस वही दीखता और पढ़ने को मिलता है जो लेखक पन्नों के पीछे से पढ़ाते और दिखाते हैं Continue reading “With You; Without You book review”

Bleeding Queens by Palak Kundra – review

Have you ever come across a book which openly supports the brazen and ghastly punishment against rapists? If not, then you need to read this book Bleeding Queens by Palak Kundra. Bleeding Queens is a novel written in Hindi and which runs around 150 pages. However, the novel does not let you rest unless you finish this and sit relax after knowing how does the central character, Diljit, punishes the culprits who have raped her and takes her vengeance. Other than that, you will find the frustration of the author against the society which has become so dumb and deaf against the crime against women.  Continue reading “Bleeding Queens by Palak Kundra – review”

What do I follow for book reviews?

There are the people who might be following my WordPress website for their book reviews update. However, for my updates, I do follow some of the leading book review platforms in India. These websites keep me updated about the latest happenings in the book world and among the reading fraternity. Today, I will tell about some of my favourite book review websites.  Continue reading “What do I follow for book reviews?”

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter | Book Review

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is the debut book by author Shilpa Raj who has been in the constant focus after the launch of the book on 28th of July 2017. Shilpa has been invited by different institutions to deliver a talk on her book and tell the audience about the issues she has raised in her memoir. So far, the book has been a success for Shilpa’s writing career debut and she must be feeling inspired to come up with more works like this which focus on the vicious side which we constantly ignore. Today, I will review The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter for my readers and also provide the link from where you can purchase the book. And be clear about it, Shilpa’s book is far more serious than a book is supposed to be by some debut author. The issues she has raised are grave and a civil society must look into those. Continue reading “The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter | Book Review”

Indian Culture and Literature by Ajay Mishra

Indian Culture and Literature by Ajay Mishra is a book which tells the readers about the glorious past that our nation has enjoyed. This 224 page book documents the culture and literature of our country across the length and width of our physical geography. It talks about the literature in Assamese language and also talks about the literature in the Maithili language. Sufi literature, Punjabi literature, Indian literature in foreign languages, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu and so on… Ajay Mishra has talked about the literature in different Indan languages and has tracked the progress (briefly) to the modern times.

Indian Literature and Culture

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The Elephant Chaser Daughter by Shilpa Raj – Next book to read!

Are you gearing up to read something? I am getting ready for a sensational debut book by a young lady who happens to belong to the community of people who had been kept bereaved of the facilities that we otherwise have. The book’s title is quite catchy and at the same time thought evoking – The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter. The author of this work, which is a memoir, is Shilpa Raj. A 23-year-old lady who has completed her M.Sc. in Psychological Counselling. Before I read the book, it was my urge to know more about the book and the author and surprisingly, I could find very emotional as well as hard facts about Shilpa… she had the past which was filled with misery and hopelessness before she found herself in Shanti Bhavan, a school for many children like her. Continue reading “The Elephant Chaser Daughter by Shilpa Raj – Next book to read!”

The Guide by R K Narayan

I have recently finished this book once again. It was the last time when I was pursuing my graduation that I have read this book. However, that was rather a study than a read per se. I had to study the aspects of the book academically rather than reading the book and extracting things out of that reading personally. The Guide by R. K. Narayan is truly a masterpiece of Indian Literature produced in English. It had the appeal when there was no me; it has the appeal when there is me and it’d have the appeal even then when I won’t be around! Such is the master creation of one of the greatest English novelists of India – R K NarayanContinue reading “The Guide by R K Narayan”

Rafflesia – The Banished Princess Book Review

Well, I am super excited writing this post. At last, I got a chance to officially review my first ever novel online. I have done many in the offline mode to a limited audience. However, this is first ‘official assignment’ and I loved doing so. Nevertheless, do let me tell you that though I liked the book, it was rather slow and grave compared to other books of the age. Rafflesia – The Banished Princess, though rated high by the readers and book review websites, is for a limited spectrum of the audience which is rather sophisticated and rather intellectual types. My experience with the book I will be sharing through this blog post. Continue reading “Rafflesia – The Banished Princess Book Review”