Reviews

March 9, 2020

She Stoops to Kill: Stories of Crime and Passion, is a steaming witches’ cauldron of stories that will keep you riveted, page after page. Book review of She Stoops to Kill

March 9, 2020

Looking for Miss Sargam – Stories of Music and Misadventure
‘Set in the heart of the world of Indian music, these are stories with a rhythm entirely their own. They speak of hope and disaster, genius and fakery in surprising ways. And they are wickedly funny.’ Book review of Looking for Miss Sargam

March 4, 2020

Calling Elvis Written with an exceptional depth of knowledge, Calling Elvis is an absolute treat for musicians and music-lovers everywhere. Book review of Calling Elvis

March 4, 2020

A Doctor’s Experiments in Bihar: The Story of an inspiring struggle to transform maternal and child healthcare The government’s focus on making healthcare affordable through an insurance-based model such as Ayushman Bharat PMJAY might help a certain section of the poor, but unless the broader effort is to boost the state of public hospitals, the laudable objective of universal healthcare will only remain a pipedream. Book review of A Doctor’s Experiments in Bihar.

March 4, 2020

Feasts and Fasts ‘A fascinating book about the subcontinent’s culinary and gastronomic heritage—from the Indus Valley civilization to the modern day. It overturns many of our most commonly held beliefs about Indian food and, indeed, Indian history.’ Read Colleen Taylor Sen interview Feasts and Fasts

March 2, 2020

The Legend of Himal and Nagrai The Legend of Himal and Nagrai is an enchanting collection of folk tales from a land as beautiful as it is misunderstood—Kashmir. Book review of The Legend of Himal and Nagrai

March 2, 2020

The Drunk Bird ChroniclesA lively tour de force across decades; through landscapes in three continents, narrated in journeys, encounters and conversations that convey the spaciousness of India.Book review of The Drunk Bird Chronicles

February 24, 2020

Calling Elvis: Conversations with some of music’s greatest Written with an exceptional depth of knowledge, Calling Elvis is an absolute treat for musicians and music-lovers everywhere. Book review of Calling Elvis

February 24, 2020

The Drunk Bird Chronicles Wickedly funny and full of surprises, Malay Chatterjee’s The Drunk Bird Chronicles is a sparkling debut that will be read and enjoyed for years to come. Book review of The Drunk Bird Chronicles

February 24, 2020

‘Fern Road’ Set in 1980s’ Calcutta, Fern Road portrays with quiet sensitivity a beautiful young boy’s journey through conflict, confusion, and self-acceptance. Book review of Fern Road

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