Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup

Shubhangi Swarup’s debut novel is the literature of marvellous excellence, and original imaginative grit. This novel is an experience which you would have never had. When you pick up the book, even with the blurb, you can barely anticipate what this ambitious novel entails. The book just takes a few pages to stand out. Like, … Read more

Winner of 2022 Int Booker prize is Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Winner of 2022 Int Booker prize is Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand, Daisy Rockwell’s English translation of Geetanjali Shree’s Hindi novel Ret Samadhi, won the 2022 International Booker Award. “I never dreamed of the Booker, I never thought I could. What a great recognition, I am amazed, delighted, honoured and honoured,” Shree said in her acceptance speech. “There is a melancholy satisfaction in the … Read more

Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Reluctant fundamentalist book review

Mohsin Hamid should be read by everyone. He presents a very unique sub-continental perspective in his book through his Pakistani gaze. That Pakistani gaze does wonders in this particular book. The purpose of the title of the book is never explicitly told, but rather left to the reader to comprehend.  A Pakistani man–Changez– a graduate … Read more

What is Cancel Culture, know about the toxic online trend

What is Cancel Culture, know about the toxic online trend

Ground Report | New Delhi: Cancel Culture; JK Rowling has responded to Vladimir Putin after the Russian president quoted her in a wide-ranging speech criticizing “cancel culture”. In a televised meeting on Friday, Putin compared recent criticism of the Harry Potter author to that faced by pro-war Russian composers and writers. In response, Ms Rowling … Read more

Estuary by Perumal Murugan, Translated by Nandini Krishnan

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Just after I was done reading ‘One Part Woman’– another novel by Perumal Murugan– I couldn’t shut up about it. Without wasting a minute, I searched the author’s name: Perumal Murugan. One of the articles about the author quoted Murugan, “Perumal Murugan the writer is dead…An ordinary teacher, he will live as P Murugan. Leave … Read more

Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

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“Charat Singh was feeling kind, though he did not relax the grin which symbolized six thousand years of racial and class superiority.”  The book follows a story of an ‘untouchable’ Bakha, who cleans toilets for a living. The profession has been passed onto him through generations. As the book is set in the pre-independence era, … Read more

How is English Degrading Culture; What Does Terry Eagleton Say?

How is English degrading culture| Ground Report | New Delhi: Language is a medium to connect, to relate, to sharing not with just the people nearby but with people from different cultures as well. It is not new that language building has helped and played an important role in the evolution of the human race. All the different cultures, ethnicities, countries, races have their different languages which are one of the distinguishing factors when it comes to comparison. Diverse cultures home diverse languages. 

How is English degrading culture| Ground Report | New Delhi: Language is a medium to connect, to relate, to sharing not with just the people nearby but with people from different cultures as well. It is not new that language building has helped and played an important role in the evolution of the human race. … Read more

Book Review: Qabar by K.R. Meera, Translated from Malayalam by Nisha Susan

Book Review of Qabar : The line between reality and magic slowly diminishes with each sentence. The themes which the author has picked to comment on or tell the story around, quite fascinatedly blend with magical realism. This definitely demands a suspension of belief from the reader. But, magical realism is always a big thumbs … Read more

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Catch-22 is the kind of book that intimidates me. Mainly for two reasons. First, it is a long book. At the same time, it is a luxuriously, extravagant display of English vocabulary. Second, the book is set beyond my cultural understanding. In the middle of World War II. These are the exact kinds of books … Read more

Girl, Woman, Other By Bernardine Evaristo

I am sure, there would be a big f* you sign in front of the author while Bernardine Evaristo wrote this ambitious assembly of stories. The description of the book in the Booker prize shortlist was an ‘experimental novel’, which grabbed my eyes.  The book follows the story of the lives and struggles of twelve … Read more