Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

Hullabaloo in The Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in The Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai

When I picked up ‘Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard’ by Kiran Desai, I was in two minds as to whether this book would be a light hearted comedy as evident from its very title or it would be an intense emotional drama as expected from the daughter of the famous […]

by February 18, 2011 Review

Chronicler’s Daughter by Kishore Thukral

The recent furore created in Egypt by the conscious common man, protesting against the tyrannical rule of Hosni Mobarak and later the euphoria of liberated Egyptians on being successful in throwing over the three decades old dictator grabbed the eyeballs all over the world and the newspapers and channels were […]

by February 16, 2011 Review
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

There are very few books, whose very title tells a story. The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor is one such rarity. It is based on our GREAT epic Mahabharta, is very INDIAN in character and indeed a NOVEL (though not so noble) attempt by our cattle-class-conscious, suave, charismatic, yet […]

by February 4, 2011 Review
See Paris for Me by Priti Aisola

See Paris for Me by Priti Aisola

I have finally finished ‘See Paris for me’ today and I am feeling very relieved. Before I share my views, lets take a sneak peek into this story about Sadhavi – a traditional, educated, dutiful wife of Raghav, a high ranking officer posted in Paris. Sadhavi is a creative person, […]

by January 6, 2011 Review

A House For Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

I wanted to read ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ for quiet a long time. One of the primary reasons for my interest was that I found the title intriguing enough. My speculation was that it is a story about a home less wanderer or a perennial tenant, who is made […]

by December 10, 2010 Review

Mistress of Spices by Chitralekha Banerjee

Time is difficult to understand. If your heart is set on something, it simply flies by and makes you feel as if you were engrossed for only a moment, but a boring activity makes it stretch indefinitely. Well, for me, the way time has behaved becomes an important factor in […]

by October 24, 2010 Review
Brida by Paulo Coelho

Brida by Paulo Coelho

Ever since I read Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho became one of my favorite authors, a sensitive writer, who is able to understand the psyche of a woman and can present her as a real self without succumbing to any pre conceived male notions. It was largely due to this fact […]

by September 11, 2010 Review
Malancha by Rabindranath Tagore

Malancha by Rabindranath Tagore

Malancha literally means Garden, and an apt title for a novella, that concentrates on a childless couple whose entire life revolves around their garden, providing them with money and the much needed respite from their routine lives. However, things turn sour after Niraja is bedridden due to a miscarriage and […]

by September 8, 2010 Review