Book Review: ‘रेत समाधि’ लेखन की हर सरहद को तोड़ता चलता है

Ret Samadhi Book Review in Hindi

‘रेत समाधि’, (Tomb of Sand) देश दुनिया में छाया यह उपन्यास हिंदी के पाठकों की रुह से नाता जोड़ लेता है। गीतांजली श्री ( Geetanjali Shri) द्वारा हिंदी में लिखे गए इस उपन्यास का अंग्रेजी अनुवाद ‘टूम्ब ऑफ सैंड’, इंटरनेशनल बुकर सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया है। यह हिंदी साहित्य के लिए एक बड़ी उपलब्धी … Read more

Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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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

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

Book Review: ALIF by Umera Ahmed

Book Review ALIF by Umera Ahmed

Alif is a fictional family novel by Umera Ahmed. This novel explores the connection of spirituality and fiction. For those who have read or know about Umera Ahmed’s work like Aab e Hayat and Peer E Kamil, Alif is a treat to read. It was a welcome surprise for Umera Ahmed fans and non-fans alike.  Umera Ahmed is one … 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

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy : This book is about Old-Delhi, hijras, hyper-nationalism, caste discrimination. This book is also about Kashmir. About the insurgency, rise and fall of militancy. The book is also about the protests at Jantar Mantar. Eventually, the book ushers you to the forests of Central India and becomes about the Maoist movement too. Each … Read more

Call me by your name by André Aciman

The book, summer & myself: Was it a summer fling? As summer was picking up in late March of 2021, sitting on a corner seat of The All American Diner, I started reading ‘Call me by your name.’ ‘Later’, that’s how the book starts. The author invests two pages to elaborate the possible casualness of … Read more

Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora?: The Story of a Mass Rape

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Book Review | Ground report | OKAY. Kunan & Poshpora are two villages in the Kupwara district of Kashmir. On a cold February night in 1991, the Indian Army mass raped at least 30 women in the village in the guise of a cordon & search operation. This book is co-authored by five women in … Read more