Review

Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh– the name rang a bell in my head, the moment I saw it written in bold letters on the cover page of The Hungry Tide. Perhaps  Amitabh Bachhan – Indian Cinema’s legendary actor and one of my favourites courtesy Baghban had something to do with it. Anyhow, I […]

by April 30, 2010 Review

Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

Anita Desai is a master of tragedy. She portrays her characters so realistically that you start feeling their pain, their suffering rubs onto you for sometime. Fasting Feasting is one of the earliest books of the author that I read. It moved me emotionally, pricking a needle in one of […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Sister of My Heart by Chitralekha Bannerjee

Sister of my Heart by Chitralekha Bannerjee is the story of two young girls, unrelated by blood, but united by a string of heart. They were born at almost the same time, but to different mothers. Basudha and Anjali are the two young girls of Chatterjee clan who are different in […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Queen of Dreams by Chitralekha Bannerjee

Queen of Dreams by Chitralekha Banerjee is one of those few books that I read twice to decipher the true meanings of symbols, dreams and reality interwoven so fantastically that it simply leaves you bewitched each time, egging you to read on till you reach the very end so that […]

by April 23, 2010 Review

Palace of Illusions by Chitralekha Bannerjee

I took a fancy for Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee, the moment I saw it lying on a dusty library shelf. I could relate to her fancy for mythological stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata, that as a kid I grew on. The book tells the story of Mahabharata with […]

by April 12, 2010 Review

Introduction

A book is a compendium of knowledge. As I ruffle through its pages, my whole body gets a pleasant convulsion, its scent wafting through, enriching me with its wisdom, its timeless sheen passed on. At times, I wonder what people used to do when there were no books. A time […]

by April 12, 2010 Review