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When authors send in their feedback! Kiran Doshi on the review of Jinnah Often Came To Our House


The review and interview were first published on

and later shared on The Good Book Corner
…Thank you for the review of Jinnah often came to our House. I have been reviewing books for ages and know what a tough job it is—apart, of course, from the job ruining the joy of reading. I have learnt only lately that the trick is to read the book as a reader the first time, then to plod through it as a reviewer a second time.
I am not sure if that is what you do. Whatever your method, it has worked with Jinnah . . . ! Your review says just enough about the book to whet the appetite, and not give away the plot. (A recent extraordinarily long review of the book in an Indian magazine has given away so much of the story that I am sure that many people who read the review will decide that they don’t need to read the book now!) Incidentally, I was impressed with the way you began the review—linking the Francis Bacon quote, the first sentence of the novel, and the sentence with which it ends. Over the months since the book came out, many critics have reviewed the book. None of them noticed the link.
One selfish request. Do put me in the mailing list of your future book reviews. I love good books and far too many books I begin (and, from force of habit, complete) turn out to be unsatisfactory. Maybe reading their reviews first would help to save me some time.
Kiran Doshi





About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

3 comments on “When authors send in their feedback! Kiran Doshi on the review of Jinnah Often Came To Our House

  1. Ami
    March 8, 2017

    Hi, i recently read the book, “Jinnah often came to our house”. Really loved reading the book, after which I was hunting the author’s email address to write an email of praise. Through googling, I stumbled upon your wonderful website and now am following it too ! Can you share Mr. Kiran Doshi’s email ID with me, so that I can appreciate his work and be grateful for writing such an amazing book. You can send me his email address at my mail ID : will really be grateful, if you grant me this favor. Please. Thanks


    • artikabakshi
      March 14, 2017

      Hi! Thanks for your comment. I have passed on your email to Mr. Doshi.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ami
        March 14, 2017

        Thank you so much. I am hoping I get an email from him, so that I can talk to him about his masterpiece !👍

        Liked by 1 person

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