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Chaturanga by Rabindranath Tagore

Chaturanga by Rabindranath Tagore

Chaturanga, Quartret is a novella which is short in length, but contentwise, I think, it is the heaviest novel of this book, The Tagore Omnibus. In this novella, Tagore has dealt with lots of philosophical questions regarding atheism and religion. Chaturanga has four main characters, Sachish, Sribilash, Damini and Sachish’s […]

by September 6, 2010 Review
Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore

As soon as I finished reading Yogayog, I jumped upon the next offering in The Tagore Omnibus, ‘Chokher Bali’ (Well, actually it is the first one in the present edition, but I was over enthusiastic to read Yogayog first). Chokher Bali literally means ‘A grain of sand’ and the novel […]

by September 4, 2010 Review
Yogayog by Rabindranath Tagore

Yogayog by Rabindranath Tagore

The noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore provided me the first glimpse into adult fiction world, when I read his novel ‘Yogayog’ for my summer holidays work in Seventh grade. The first initiation soon led to a life long love of fiction and since then novels, stories and poems have become the […]

by September 4, 2010 Review

Nature and Humanity

I saw a Sea when I was small Currents were high, I was enthralled. Sea was majestic, my attention called Then I tasted water and was appalled. The water was salty, not to my taste I was thirsty, so I left in haste. I looked for a brook, which was […]

by September 2, 2010 Poetry
Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu

Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu

The myriad human emotions of Wuthering Heights had left me hyper excited since yesterday, so I decided to read something light to soothe my frayed up nerves. With this intention I picked up Cappuccino Dusk by Kankana Basu. A quick glance at the arrival of Banerjee clan in the city […]

by August 30, 2010 Review
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I was first acquainted with Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights during my Masters. One of my professors lavished high praises on this novel, ascribing it as an unwomanly writing of a brilliant 19th century woman writer. However, I was less than impressed with a writer, who herself considered her work to […]

by August 29, 2010 Review
A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

A Spoke in the Wheel by Amita Kanekar

I have just finished reading ‘A Spoke in the Wheel’ by Amita Kanekar, a historical fiction that revolves around Buddha and Asoka. The protagonist of the novel is Upali, a Buddhist Monk, who wishes to write the story of Buddha’s life minus all the myths and fanciful legends. However, the […]

by August 28, 2010 Review
India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

I have just finished reading India by Sanjeev Bhaskar. For the uninitiated, Sanjeev Bhaskar is ‘Sanjeev Kumar’ of the famous Celebrity Chat Show ‘The Kumars at No. 42’. The book caught my attention as it was presented as ‘One Man’s Personal Journey Round the Subcontinent’ and Sanjeev has stated in […]

by August 19, 2010 Review