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Book Review:The Peshwa by Ram Sivasankaran

I first read about Bajirao as part of a history lesson in school. Very recently Film maker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali recreated and romanticized Bajirao to etch a memory that would stay in mind for some time to come. Now you have Author Ram Sivasankaran who […]






Book Review – Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Not another book about the slums and poverty of India/Mumbai, I grimaced as I read the synopsis on the back of the book. But the cheerful cover and beautiful title caught my eye and I picked up the slim volume. The book is based in […]






Book Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

  Ella Rubinstein is a 40 year old stay-at-home mother and wife with a beautiful home, 3 children and a prosperous husband. Outwardly, Ella has everything one could wish for, despite which she still feels an unnamed sense of discontent.   Agreeing to a part […]






Twin Book Reviews – The Last Queen of India AND Nefertiti

Book Reviews: The Last Queen of India AND Nefertiti Historical fiction is not a genre that would interest me. Or so I thought, till a friend introduced me to Michelle Moran’s books. I was reluctant to start reading the first book but when I did […]






Book Review : Before We Visit The Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I have been a huge fan of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ever since I read her first book of short stories, Arranged Marriage. Sister of My Heart and The Palace of Illusions have been amongst my constant favourites among all of her books I’ve read so […]






Book Review – Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani

Each of us has grown up listening to, believing in and following certain ideologies which have been passed onto us from our parents, our religions, our cultures and later got firmly entrenched into our being from our experiences. More often than not we’ve followed these […]






Book Review: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

With her debut novel, Nadia Hashimi takes us to Kabul where women were child brides to men thrice their age, were rarely the first or only wives and were treated depending on the number of sons they gave birth to. Rahima is the 3rd  of […]






Book Review: The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Thank you for recommending this book, Maya 🙂 What I know of the Mahabharata is courtesy the much-revered epic telecast on the small screen years ago. Sunday mornings meant sitting in front of the television watching the majestic Bheeshma Pitamah exuding power, the valiant Arjun […]






Book Review: The Diary of a Social Butterfly

In her own words, Butterfly is ‘sophisty, smart and socialist.’ Her friends, Mulloo, Flopsy, Furry and Twinkle are ‘always doing competition’ with her. According to Butterfly, those who’ve studied at Oxford come back ‘three years later an Oxen.’ She laughs till she becomes ‘historical’ says […]






Book Review: My Friend Sancho

Dear Jasmine Shah Varma, I just finished reading, correction smiling, through Amit Varma’s debut book, ‘My Friend Sancho’ In his acknowledgments Amit Varma credits you for the existence of this book, and adds that if the reader doesn’t like it, it’s your fault. So I […]






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