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Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi

Ten-year-old Mukta’s life changes when she is rescued from her village and taken to Mumbai by Ashok, the village zamindar’s son. Ashok gives Mukta a home, much against the wishes … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Leila by Prayaag Akbar; reviewed by Amina Singh

I’d  heard about Prayaag Akbars debut novel Leila .. heard it was chilling , heard it was a must read. So I finally got hold of a copy At first … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee; reviewed by Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

Fascinating insight into the Naxalite Movement Born in the late 60s and early 70s, we heard horrific tales of the brightest youth of our family and friends having died or … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Idris:Keeper of the Light by Anita Nair

But now your heart is set: you want to have the tale of all my trails- I must add more tears to those I have already shed.  What should I … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Democrats And Dissenters by Ramachandra Guha

…’ I do not think that the present system is a failure,’ said Nehru to Narayan, ‘though it may fail in the future for all I know. If it fails, … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Girl Who Chose by Devdutt Pattanaik

After the Fun in Devlok series and Pashu, comes The Girl Who Chose, the story of Sita. As it says on the cover, this is Devdutt Pattanaik’s way of narrating … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Neon Noon by Tanuj Solanki

Generally, book reviews are quite easy; you either like the book or you don’t! With Tanuj Solanki’s Neon Noon, it’s not that simple. Though I managed to read it in … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jihadi Jane by Tabhish Khair

Tabish Khair’s heart-wrenching narrative comes at a time when ISIS poses a worldwide threat. The Islamic State was founded by a handful of fanatics; now it holds the world to … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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
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