The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

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The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis by Amitav Ghosh Publisher: Penguin (2021) Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Nutmeg’s Curse’, was quite a refreshing breather from the...

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Breaking Free: A Novel

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Breaking Free: A NoveL by Vaasanthi, translated by N. Kalyan Raman Publisher: Harper Perennial (2022) ‘Breaking Free’, translated from the Tamil work "Vittu Viduthalaiyagi" written around a...

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Chronicles of the Lost Daughters

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Chronicles of the Lost Daughters by Debarati Mukhopadhyay, translated by Arunava Sinha Publsiher: Harper Collins India (2022) Renowned author, civil servant, and an inspiration to many, Debarati...

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The Coward And The Sword

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The Coward And The Sword by Jugal Hansraj Publisher: Harper Children's “A sword is useless in the hands of a coward” - Nichiren Daishonin and Granduncle Shonin...

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Valli: A Novel

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Valli:A Novel by Sheela Tomy, Translated by Jayasree Kalathil Publsiher: Harper Perennial In language as lush as the landscape it describes, Valli is a powerful ecofeminist lament,...

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The Muslim Vanishes: A Play

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The Muslim Vanishes: A Play by Saeed Naqvi Publisher: Penguin Vintage Books In “The Muslim Vanishes”, renowned journalist Saeed Naqvi presents an intriguing premise, “What if...

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Tears of the Begums: Stories of Survivors of the Uprising of...

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Tears of the Begums: Stories of Survivors of the Uprising of 1857 by Khwaja Hasan Nizami, Translated by Rana Safvi Publisher: Hatchette India First published in 1922,...

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The 7 Sins of Being a Mother

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The 7 Sins of Being a Mother by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana Publisher: Juggernaut (2021) I read the seven sins of being a mother by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana....

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Maithili and the Minotaur: Web of Woe

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Maithili and the Minotaur: Web of Woe by C.G Salamander and Rajiv Eipe Publisher: Puffin (2021) Whenever a blurb on the back of a children’s book says...

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India, Bharat and Pakistan : The Constitutional Journey of a Sandwiched...

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India, Bharat and Pakistan : The Constitutional Journey of a Sandwiched Civilisation by J. Sai Deepak Publisher: Bloomsbury (2022) In a discussion with the author–scientist Dr Anand...

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The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: A Doctor’s Memoir of a Deadly Medical...

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The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy: A Doctor's Memoir of a Deadly Medical Crisis by Dr. Kafeel Khan Publisher: Pan Macmillan (2021) I loved the book! ‘Darna ata nahi, Chahe jitna...

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Amma, Take Me to the Taj Mahal

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AMMA, TAKE ME TO THE TAJ MAHAL by Bhakti Mathur Publisher: Puffin (2022) Bhakti Mathur is a former banker who now juggles time between writing, yoga and...

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Undertow

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Undertow by Jahnavi Barua Publisher: Viking Penguin (2020) “The city was to be shut down. Normal life was to be suspended.” Jahnavi Barua’s Undertow begins with an uncanny...

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The Zoo in My Backyard

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The Zoo in My Backyard by Usha Rajagopalan Publisher: Manipal Universal Press (2020) I read two stories in The Zoo in My Backyard and immediately...

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Sebastian and Sons: A Brief History of Mrdangam Makers

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Sebastian and Sons: A Brief History of Mrdangam Makers by T.M Krishna Publisher: Context (2020) I first heard the title Sebastian and Sons when TM Krishna visited...

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The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra

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The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra by Arupjyoti Saikia Publisher: Oxford University Press (2019) I was horrible at Geography in school. "Mark the Western Ghats...

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The Alchemy of Secrets

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The Alchemy of Secrets by Priya Balasubramanian Publisher: Tranquebar (2020) When I was given a choice by Atta Galatta to select a book to review, the Bangalorean...

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What’s Wrong with You, Karthik?

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What's Wrong with You, Karthik? by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan Publisher: Picador India (2020) Journeys to oft beaten paths almost always offer us that deja vu, that familiarity but...

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Hijab

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Hijab by Guruprasad Kaginele, translated from the Kannada by Pavan N. Rao Publisher: Simon & Schuster India (2020) My name is Guru. That is not my given...

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Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation

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Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation Publisher: Harper Collins Tara Kaushal At the outset of “Why Men Rape” Tara Kaushal throws in a shocking revelation that...

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