Book Reviews

All book reviews are my honest personal opinions and in no way influenced by the author or the publisher.

Some of these are online or offline purchases while others may be review copies provided by the author, publisher, or a third-party reviewing website.

Each review post will not specifically mention whether the book was purchased or not. If there is any book I don’t like, or have nothing good to write about, I would not be doing the review at all.

Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Trains - Indian Railways is the largest single-entity employer in India, and the eight largest in the world. This is a fascinating fun fact for those not familiar with the length and breadth of the railway tracks in the country. For those of us who have actually spent most of our summer vacations travelling across that length … Continue reading Book Review: The Boy Who Loved Trains
Not A Review: Twilight’s Children - There are a few books, in my opinion, that are beyond a review. At least, they should be. This doesn’t mean you cannot critique them. But that those flaws are insignificant in comparison to the message the book delivers. My latest read, Twilight’s Children – Chronicles of Uncommon Lives, published by Readomania is one such … Continue reading Not A Review: Twilight’s Children
Book Review – To Hell and Back By Anurag Anand - How often would you have heard the common whine – ‘It was so meant to be’ or ‘Who can fight fate?’ What if the hand that life deals you wasn’t actually one that fate had played but one that you and your choices and decisions led to? This is the premise of Readomania‘s latest offering … Continue reading Book Review – To Hell and Back By Anurag Anand
Book Review: When Padma Bani Paula by Anupama Jain - When I first got to know that my fellow author in Mock, Stalk and Quarrel was coming out with a full-fledged novel I was obviously thrilled for her. What added even more to the charm of the book was that it had initially been a short story which was later expanded to a novel. When … Continue reading Book Review: When Padma Bani Paula by Anupama Jain
Book Review: A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami DuttaGupta - Just before I first picked up A Thousand Unspoken Words, I had finished reading some very difficult but hard-hitting books like Status Single and Mornings in Jenin. In fact, the only reason I picked up this one was that I was looking for a feel-good romance that would make me all dreamy-eyed and therefore reduce … Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Unspoken Words by Paulami DuttaGupta
Book Review: Kailash Manasarovar - I have a childhood connection to cycling. It’s not something I consider to be just a sport. It’s a reward. It’s not exercise, it’s fun. And, now as an adult, every time someone mentions cycling, it brings back some very fond memories of my childhood. My affair with cycling began in the fourth standard when after … Continue reading Book Review: Kailash Manasarovar
Book Review: Mornings in Jenin - I received the book Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa (along with another book by the same author- The Blue Between Sky and Water) as a birthday gift from Kirthi Jayakumar, author of The Doodler of Dimashq. Because I had loved The Doodler of Dimashq, Kirthi thought I may enjoy this book too. Thank you, Kirthi, for … Continue reading Book Review: Mornings in Jenin
Book Review: Status Single - When I got to know about a book titled ‘Status Single’ written by a popular and well-respected author in Indian literary circles, I knew I had to read it by all means. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to review it for WomensWeb, and a copy found its way to me. To say I loved the … Continue reading Book Review: Status Single
Why I Loved Yudhisthira- The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee - Watching B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharata is a fond memory of my growing up years. The title song was my favourite part of the serial for it also aptly captured the essence of the epic. Every time the voice crooned, ‘Bharat ki hai kahani sadiyo se hai puraani; Yah gyan ki hai ye ganga rishiyo ki amarbaani,‘ I … Continue reading Why I Loved Yudhisthira- The Unfallen Pandava by Mallar Chatterjee
A Tete-a-tete with Sadiqa Peerbhoy - Set during the communal rights that followed the Babri Masjid demolition, Sadiqa Peerbhoy’s House of Discord, published by Readomania, is the story of a dysfunctional family living in Bombay and explores the impact of the violence and hatred that erupts around them. I’ve read (Here’s what I thought of it) House of Discord and was absolutely thrilled … Continue reading A Tete-a-tete with Sadiqa Peerbhoy