Monday, June 21, 2021

Book-Reviews

Finding the Truth in Fiction: A tale of resistance against a never-ending state-imposed dystopia

A review of the book ‘The Half Mother’ by Shahnaz Bashir. (Published by Hachette India Pvt. Ltd in 2014) When there is an imminent tussle between the...

Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first read her 'Lihaaf' (The Quilt), which was banned in 1942 for its erotic and lesbian...

‘Andhar, Badhirar, Mookar’ is the cultural resistance against political dictations of NaMo – Imthiyas A., Kerala

When religion dictate constitutional rights of Kashmiries in the contemporary Indian political scenario, the novel ‘Andhar, Badhirar, Mookar’ by T D Ramakrishnan stand aside with political sharpness...

The Rear End of Mankind – Aniruddh Kala’s ‘The Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness’

Almost seventy years after Sadaat Hasan Manto’s seminal short story ‘Toba Tek Singh’, Ludhiana based psychiatrist, Anirudh Kala explores the impact of the Partition...

Essence of life – A book review on Debashis Barah’s Wisdom Capsules from the Diary of the Visionary of Truth by Mahesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

Wisdom Capsules from the Diary of the Visionary of Truth belongs to the category of self-help books. But unlike the run-of-the-mill books that belong...

A Foreword by Roderick Craig Low, UK to Serpentine Blues by Dr. Sigma

When I was invited to write this Foreword, I was reminded of the observations of Thomas Gray (1716 – 1771) on the authenticity of...

Disaster of identity contestation: the fate of Chemmeen – Praveen Pilassery

It is definitely worse of times – at least for writers and other activists who live with freedom to express. It was two weeks...

Challenging the Prejudices in Hindol Sengupta’s Being Hindu – Jayendrina Singha Ray, New Delhi

Being Hindu is a book with an interesting cover, quite like the book itself. Blue in colour, the cover displays the picture of a...

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