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Uske Hisse ka Pyar

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Love has no definition. As many relations are formed in this world, those many forms of love shine like stars in the sky of this mortal world. This book ‘ Uske Hisse ka Pyar’ by Ashish Dalal brings to life a few of these love forms. This book of short stories is filled with love in various of its manifests and celebrate each of the kinds it depicts. All the stories showcase a form of...

With You; Without You by Prabhat Ranjan – review

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How good a debut novel can be? The speculations often end within the perimeter of English literature because seldom we have the time to think about literature in other regional languages because we don’t even think about the works of Hindi literature. The prejudiced English elites would certainly not love the challenge that the Hindi authors and the widening reading audience of the Hindi language...

An Apology for Shakespeare

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An Apology for Shakespeare is a collection of poems written by S A Joseph, a popular poet from Kerala and also an acclaimed and experienced academician. S A Joseph has been writing poems for long (off the writing field, unofficially) and he finally decided to come up with his maiden poetry anthology but to make it even serious and ascribe a certain purpose to it, the poet made it ‘a defence...

Sita: Warrior of Mithila

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Amish, the author of widely successful Meluha trilogy, has not followed the typical feminist pattern while writing this work (Sita: The Warrior of Mithila). But he has been a feminist in a way that he rescued the women in the story of the pettiness of womanly jealousy. He has made an effort to empower the villainous character also giving them a considerable motive. His female characters, be it...

The Spectacular Now

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Tim Tharp is an experienced screen writer and a novelist, popular for ‘one-name-fame’ The Spectacular Now’. The novel was published in 2008 and also saw a film based upon it which fetched a little more attention than the book itself. The novel The Spectacular Now is focused on the youths, addiction and their silly romance. Very popular and a general read among the teenagers with...

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter

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Poverty teaches thousands of lessons which elite can never learn. The urge to learn comes from the vacuum that’s created in one’s life in absence of education. Rich don’t value what is worshipped by the poor. A similar kind of thought is conveyed by the book The Elephant Chaser’s daughter. It’s the ordeal of a poor girl Shilpa Anthony Raj. She lives in a village...

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter by Shipla Raj

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The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is a much-awaited memoir for the readers who are waiting to read the first-hand account of the life of a girl from the untouchable community of India – Shilpa Raj, the author of the memoir. This memoir is surely going to rock the online stores as well as the bookstores near you because, until the date, there is not a single author coming with a memoir as...

Legend: Marie Lu

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Legend is the first novel in the dystopian series by author Marie Lu. The title was later accompanied by two other novels, Prodigy and Champion. Legend came out in 2001 and became a sensation after that. Out and out a dystopian fiction, the work features violence and exile in different forms. What was once the western United States is now home to The Republic, a nation constantly at war with its...

The Quest of the Sparrows

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The Quest of the Sparrows is a novel which offers many interpretations for many people. It does not limit itself to a certain and fixed interpretation and which, no doubt, is the real power and beauty of this novel. Authored by Ravi Sharma and Kartik Sharma, both IIT alumnus with IIM to their credentials, The Quest of the Sparrows also makes use of the metaphors very cleverly to narrate their...

Right Here Right Now

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Have you ever thought of it that if we lose our memory how will we survive? We won’t get to know who was true to us and who is acting fake. Who might try to take advantage of our illness and whom we can trust? Something like this takes place in the novel of Nikita Singh – Right Here Right Now. I have gone through this novel and today, I will be sharing what I found and what I liked...

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