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Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish

The Shiva Trilogy, with The Immortals of Meluha, The Secrets of  The Nagas and The Oath of  The Vayuputras, made Amish India’s literary pop star. I quite enjoyed the trilogy, though amongst them … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chillies and Porridge edited by Mita Kapur

Chillies and Porridge- Writing Food  came to me just at the time when I was starting my regimented diet – post a big fat Punjabi wedding and the festive gluttony … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vikram and the Vampire by Natasha Sharma

Growing up on a staple of Indian folktales, most of us are familiar with Vikram and Betal, and in this book Natasha Sharma brings some of these stories to life! … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Payal Kapadia

Payal Kapadia’s Wisha Wozzariter won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2013. It is also on the 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love! list. We loved Horrid High and … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Separation by Dinah Jefferies

What happens when a mother and her daughters are separated, and who do they become when they believe it might be forever? Dinah Jefferies writes beautifully!!! Her second novel  The … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview With Andaleeb Wajid

Andaleeb Wajid is the author of eight published novels – Kite Strings, Blinkers Off, My Brother’s Wedding, More than Just Biryani and The Tamanna Trilogy. Her Young Adult novel When … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble

Margaret Verble’s debut novel Maud’s Line is set in the Cherokee area of Oklahoma in the 1920s. Maud Nail is part of the Cherokee community, living on the government allotment … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peek A Book – Children’s Literature Festival

Interview with Lubaina Tyebji Bandukwala, one of the organizers of Peek A Book this Nov15-Nov16 at Hyderabad, India. tgbc: Why did you feel the need to start the lit fest … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Peacock Palace Hotel by Angeli Koura Dayal

A twist of fate entwines the lives of three people who ordinarily would never have crossed paths. Robby, a product of Hollywood is fraught with emotional issues. Sundri makes her … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Never Said by Susan Shapiro

Lila Penn’s ex-professor of poetry Daniel Wildman has just won a Pulitzer for his book of poems ‘Losers Like Me’, and is in New York for a reading. Daniel had … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment