This book was an adventure in itself. I liked it, but didn't love it. Read on to know why. Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina are three sisters who embark on a pilgrimage to India, because of their mother's last wish, to reconnect and rediscover their roots. Their mother expresses this wish in form of a letter, … Continue reading The unlikely adventures of the Shergill sisters review
We read so many books about the partition of 1947, which was a catastrophic event in itself and both sides suffered an immense loss. While I have read stories mostly about people who came to India from Pakistan, I never got to read about what happened in the Pakistani side of the border. So when … Continue reading A promised land review
The doll factory had quite an interesting and an intense premise. But did it match my expectations? Read on to find out. I love historical fiction and this book should've connected with me, but it did not. This book was part historical fiction and part thriller, but I felt it was more thriller than historical … Continue reading The doll factory review
It would be safe to say that I liked this book. I had my fair share of likes and dislikes about it. Read on to know my thoughts about it. "Romanov" is a historical-fantasy novel. It takes us to the Russia of the 1918's under the Bolsheviks. The Tsar and his family are imprisoned. Our protagonist, … Continue reading Romanov review
I loved reading this book and finished it in a single sitting. Bhaunri was a delight to read. Bhaunri, our protagonist, belongs to the nomadic blacksmith clan of Rajasthan. She is married in her childhood, as is the custom of her clan, but she lives in her father's house until she is ready to be … Continue reading Bhaunri by Anukrti Upadhyay review
I raced through this book in a single sitting. Brilliant writing, stunning prose and an equally engaging story made this book a great read. This book is about a DC (District collector), who is posted into one if the rural and far away districts of Rajasthan (a state in North India). The DC becomes oddly … Continue reading Daura by Anukrti Upadhyay review
Refugees dont just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they'd put enough time and distance behind them and their misery to wake to a better day. -Nadia Hashimi, When the moon is low. This was a mesmerising and a difficult book to read and review. Very thought provoking, it had … Continue reading The beekeeper of Aleppo review
I unplugged the inkpot and was startled to see the color the sage had chosen for me. Red. But of course. How else could I write my story except in the color of menstruation and childbirth, the color of the marriage mark that changes women's lives, the color of the Ashoka tree under which I … Continue reading The forest of enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni review.
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