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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
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

As a student, I always regarded history as boring and impersonal, but as I read Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, I was dumbstruck with the sheer impression history can make. Hilary Mantel has very wisely chosen a stormy period in Tudor History, and has successfully created a wonderful story, by […]

by August 13, 2012 Review
The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image by R.K. Narayan

The Roman Image sees the return of Talkative Man as the central figure, after A Night of Cyclone and Lawley Road. TM re enters and takes center stage in this story of archaeology and discovery where TM becomes the assistant of an archaeologist, a man detached from his fellow beings, […]

by August 3, 2012 Review
Cross Country by James Patterson

Cross Country by James Patterson

“Georgetown, Washington DC The name of the family was Cox, the father a very successful lawyer, but the target was the mother, Ellie Randall Cox….’The Tiger’ had given out guns to his team and the only instruction ‘The mother is mine. Kill the rest” And, thus begins the thrilling novel […]

by July 29, 2012 Review