3.5/5 A historical fiction which sheds light on the dawn of the British Empire in India. It's 1744, Nicholas Ballantyne dreams of becoming a laird (heir) of his ancestral estate in the Scottish highlands, but fate has other plans. He is sent to Hindustan, on a ship named 'Winchester'. He meets Robert Clive, who dreams … Continue reading Fortune’s Soldier by Alex Rutherford review.
City of my heart. Selected and translated from the Urdu by Rana Safvi. ⭐⭐⭐/5 ~ I fell in love with the cover, it's so beautiful!! I spent a decent amount of time gawking at the cover and then finally started to read. The very mention of Lal Qila of Delhi makes me feel special because … Continue reading City of my heart review
A beautiful not to be missed, out of the box fairy tale!!
Translated from the Urdu, "Aangan" by Daisy Rockwell. Khadija Mastur was known as the Bronte sister of Urdu literature. I can see why. This book is a literary masterpiece. Read on to hear my thoughts about it. This novel is set in the 1940's in the background of Indian independence and with the partition looming … Continue reading The women’s courtyard by Khadija Mastur review
#kindnessiscontagious Holly Bourne has become one of my favourite authors now. She is known for her mental health and feminist talks. This was my first book by her and I absolutely loved it. Read on to hear my thoughts about it. This book primarily speaks about teenagers and mental health and how kindness is contagious. … Continue reading Are we all lemmings and snowflakes? by Holly Bourne review
I've often wondered about that, how kids turn into monsters, how the they can learn killing is right and oppression is just, how in one single generation the world can change on its Axis into a place that is unrecognisable. Dystopia is a genre out of my comfort zone. I get very disturbed while reading … Continue reading Vox by Christina Dalcher review
This book is pure magic!! I had never enjoyed reading crime and horror stories this much. This book is easily one of my favourite reads of 2018. It's an anthology of crime and horror stories written by prolific writers like Satyajit Ray, Premendra Mitra, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Gobindolal Bandopadhyay to name a few. The … Continue reading The moving shadow review Electrifying Bengali pulp fiction.
Pages: 348 Publishers: Aleph book company Genre: Fiction The Storm is an aptly named book because the events in the book are a whirlwind of emotions. We follow our protagonist, Shahryar Chaudhury, who is being deported in the US because his work visa is about to expire. He has to make a decision to leave … Continue reading The Storm by Arif Anwar review
Genre: Non Fiction Pages: 175 Publisher: Aleph book company We Indians are familiar with the concept of 'Jugaad' that we almost knowingly or unknowingly use it on a daily basis to make our life simple and it also helps to save money. With this book, Nelson dives deep in the word and also explores the … Continue reading Jugaad Yatra by Dean Nelson
Genre: Psychological thriller No. of pages: 371 Publishers: Hachette India A five year old boy, Jacob, dies in a hit and run accident on a rainy afternoon in November. The boy was everything to his mother. His death leaves her devastated. In charge of this investigation are a Bristol CID team, Ray Stevens and Kate … Continue reading I let you go by Claire Mackintosh review.