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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...

The Kite Runner

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Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini If anyone has ever been able to create a mèlange of emotions like brotherhood, love, compassion and loyalty in the most heart-wrenching way, it’s the very gifted American-Afghan writer, Khaled Hosseini. Rare are the times when one can imagine a friendship tale ejecting such pathos. The Kite Runner, with its subtle poignancy, is plain stupendous. The book...

Rafflesia the banished princess

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All fairy tales on the book cover are not exactly the fairy tales that you find inside the book. The latest one is Rafflesia the banished princess. This is a book which rather focuses on the human side of life which is absolutely on our own prerogative that what we make out of it. Author Gautam conveys us the same message through his wonderful and almost allegorical novel which features the story...

Life is What You Make It

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LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT Life is What You Make It is a national bestseller written by an Indian author Preeti Shenoy. Yes, the author who has made a name for herself, especially for her romantic novels which portray a different class of romance. However, this time, she came up with something even better than her standards and delivered a motivational sermon (a sort of) through the story of a...

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