Reviews

September 17, 2017

‘When The Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal, who at 90, is one of our most respected writers in English, touches on all the issues that she’d raised two years ago when she returned her Sahitya Akademi award – namely, “the vicious assault” on “India’s culture of diversity and debate”, intolerance by the majority community leading to widespread persecution of Muslims and Dalits, the use of violence or intimidation to suppress artists and scholars, etc.’ Book review of When the Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal.

September 12, 2017

‘A novel with a melody of its own, it creates sweet music for the reader, for those who have been in love and for those who haven’t — a must read on your book-it list.’ Book review of It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan.

September 9, 2017

‘This is the book that lovers of Urdu literature needed, to understand its history.’ Book review of A Thousand Yearnings: A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose translated by Ralph Russell, edited by Marion Molteno.

September 5, 2017

‘… Snowfed Waters is a fictional sequel to an acclaimed memoir A Glimpse of Eternal Snow… but the novel stands its ground on its own. A tale of courage and compassion; unlearning the past and embracing the future is magnificently woven that keeps you hooked throughout!’ Book review of ‘Snowfed Waters’ by Jane Wilson-Howarth.

August 27, 2017

‘Highly anecdotal, the book presents several such instances to make for what is an extremely relevant memoir as well as political commentary.’ Book review of ‘Azadi’s Daughter: Being a Secular Muslim in India’ by Seema Mustafa.

July 31, 2017

India Dissents: 3,000 Years of Difference, Doubt and Argument edited by Ashok Vajpeyi leaves you with thoughts that make you understand the value of Indian citizenship, while at the same time questioning what the leaders have dragged it down to.’ Click here to read the full review.

July 24, 2017

‘I did not want the book to end is what I have to say after completing Ruskin Bond’s Lone Fox Dancing, My Autobiography. Enamoured of his writing skills, I have always enjoyed reading Ruskin Bond, but his endearing autobiography, which allows readers to get further up close with the author, weaves an enchanting web from which they may find hard to break free.’ Book review of Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography by Ruskin Bond.

July 21, 2017

‘India was home and yet he was alone, England was never something that attracted him and though, as a 17 year-old he did go and spend four years in London, at heart was the determination and the conviction that he would return “home” to India. And return he did… Mostly alone, looked after by maids and cooks, they still preferred to stay on in the new India. The book provides fascinating insights into the kind of low level British who have rarely been written about.’ Book review of Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography by Ruskin Bond.

July 17, 2017

‘Half-Open Windows is a refreshingly uncommon tale set in Mumbai. It is contemporary fiction that examines the city from the perspective of architecture and the morass it is in. ‘ Book review of Half Open Windows by Ganesh Matkari, translated by Jerry Pinto.

July 17, 2017

‘This book, let there be no doubt, is for die-hard Sherlockians. For the Irene Adlers in us and the loyal Watsons.’ Book review of Sherlock edited by Otto Penzler.

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