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An Interview with Anita Anand, author of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist for almost twenty years. She is the presenter of ‘Any Answers’, the political phone-in on BBC Radio 4. She was a … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

We Are Afghan Women – Voices of Hope

Having read enough and more fiction, with Afghanistan as the central theme, I thought I knew all there was to know about what the country had endured. Add to that … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Curse of Damini by Debajani Mohanty

1945 – when many in pre-independence India had to make a choice between Gandhi’s ideology of nonviolence and Bose’s idea of snatching what was rightfully yours. The Curse of Damini starts … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a 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

We That Are Left by Clare Clark

“DENIQUE COELEM” is the  family motto of the Melvilles of Ellinghurst. Translated it means ‘heaven at last’. Ellinghurst serves as the backdrop of Clare Clark’s period novel We That Are Left. With … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad

“It is said that the news of the world war reached Calicut along with the morning eggs….. The egg boy may have been told that rationing and shortages were expected, … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Children’s Train by Jana Zinser

The Children’s Train comes at a time when everyone has been talking about Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. With books such as Doerr’s Pulitzer winner and others, like The Boy … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Footprints in the Desert by Maha Akhtar

There can be nothing more heartbreaking than a storyline that fails to connect with the reader and with Footprints in the Desert, Maha Akhtar proves it. The blurb online, promises an … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl

“It is the real power of a book—not what is on the page, but what happens when a reader takes the pages in, makes it part of himself. That is … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment