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Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur

Last week, I finally got to read Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur. Though, it is her first novel, I ended up reading it only after her later and less popular works like Home and Married Woman. However, after reading Difficult Daughters, I am a bit surprised as to why the […]

by August 11, 2010 Review
Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

I was a bit apprehensive when I picked up ‘Immortals of Meluha’ by Amish, as the name sounded too unfamiliar. But a quick reading of the blurb on the back cover of the book was enough to attract me. This novel is the first in Shiva Trilogy written by a […]

by August 9, 2010 Review
The City of Djinns by William Dalrymple

The City of Djinns by William Dalrymple

‘The City of Djinns’ by William Dalrymple is a book that my brother insisted, I must read if I want to understand Delhi and its rich heritage. However, I thought it to be a travel book, which may attract the first time tourists, but would not appeal to a seasoned […]

by August 4, 2010 Review
Collected Stories by Anita Desai

Collected Stories by Anita Desai

Fasting Feasting was my first encounter with Anita Desai’s writing. The book jolted me emotionally. I became an ardent fan of hers and religiously devoured Clear Light of Day and ‘Baumgartner’s Bombay‘. I like her style of writing in lyrical, fluid language, fusing imageries and dreams to create an impressive […]

by August 1, 2010 Review
Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel set in Highbury, the country side of England, adjacent to London. The main protagonist of the novel is Emma Woodhouse, a rich, handsome and clever girl, who happens to have too much free time, with nothing significant to do. Emma, with her fertile […]

by July 30, 2010 Review
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was written in 2000 and adapted into a movie in 2009 starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. I had seen the movie and believed that ‘Angels and Demons’ was written after ‘Da Vinci Code‘ as a sequel but only after reading Angels and Demons, […]

by July 26, 2010 Review
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I was hoping to read Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown for quite some time, given the buzz it created when released first. But, the book seemed to be perpetually listed on the ‘already issued’ category of the local library. At last, this Monday, I got my copy of Da […]

by July 21, 2010 Review
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Just day before yesterday, I was impressed by Chitra’s ingenious remark ” Names are graceless conveniences” in her novel ‘The Vine of Desire‘, and then I stumbled upon a novel entirely based on names and their role in our lives. Yes, I am talking about Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’, the […]

by July 18, 2010 Review