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Annamalai by R.K. Narayan

Annamalai by R.K. Narayan

Annamalai, a short story written by R.K. Narayan, is an engaging pen picture of the narrator’s servant, gardener and companion of 15 years. The story begins with the arrival of a letter from Annamalai, who had supposedly left the job quite a few years back, and is now in dire […]

by September 16, 2012 Review

A Horse and Two Goats by R.K. Narayan

God made Man and Man made languages! But, little did man know that the medium invented for convenience would alienate him from his own kind. Though, birds, animals and even insects can understand each other (at least of their own species) without any specific language, with just a few sounds […]

by September 14, 2012 Review

Kanhu Charan Mohanty

I recently read The Storm written by Kanhu Charan Mohanty, a famous Oriyan writer, who is little known outside his state, mainly because his works had not been translated. Otherwise, he is a brilliant writer, and his novel Jhanja (Storm) abounds in pearls of wisdom, that mesmerized me with their […]

by September 13, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
The Storm by Kanhu Charan Mohanty

The Storm by Kanhu Charan Mohanty

The Storm by Kanhu Charan Mohanty, was originally titled as ‘Jhanja’ in Oriya , and written in 1949, by one of the most voluminous writer of Oriya Literature. However, as expected, the regional writer remained in the obscure shadow for more than six decades, until Bijay Kumar Nanda chose to […]

by September 12, 2012 Review
Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

I was a little apprehensive as I picked up ‘Train to Pakistan’ by Khushwant Singh, as I had read Burial at sea by the same author and was left disappointed with his sloppy treatment of a murder mystery. But, ‘Train to Pakistan’ is synonymous with the name of Khushwant Singh, […]

by September 3, 2012 Review

Naga by R.K. Narayan

Naga by R.K. Narayan is a short story about relationship between man and animal, who are mutually dependent on each other for food and affection, though they are neither a part of the natural food chain, nor the residents of same territory, yet they establish a bond which proves to […]

by September 2, 2012 Review
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga

I had heard, never judge a book by its cover, but sadly I failed to understand that the warning includes the cleverly worded blurb too! Till now, I have been selecting books on the basis of short summary printed on the back, but after the present novel, I seriously doubt […]

by August 27, 2012 Review

Selvi by R. K. Narayan

R.K. Narayan’s short stories are invariably getting longer. As I reached his sixth story, Selvi, it is almost 20 pages long, and is quite heavy in import, characterization as well as content. Strangely, I found Selvi, to be strikingly similar to Rosie in Guide. Though, Selvi, unlike Rosie does not […]

by August 19, 2012 Review