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Literary Theory and Criticism by Patricia Waugh – Review

Studying Literary Theory and Criticism has always been a difficult task for Indian students of English literature. It is because of many reasons and today I am not in that leisurely mood to discuss all these. I am writing this article just to ensure that I convey my thoughts about Patricia Waugh's edited book Literary Theory and Criticism, published by Oxford. The book is costly (Indian standards), respected among the [...]

By |2019-04-15T09:28:43+05:30April 15th, 2019|Books|1 Comment

Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy – Book Review

So, today I finally decided it. I will be sharing my review of Thomas Hardy's famous novel Far from the Madding Crowd today. This novel is very close to me and I have read it many times. First time this novel came into my life was during graduation, at Nalanda College Biharsharif in the year 2009. Moreover, there are many other memories associated with this work by Hardy. Coming back [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:11+05:30April 8th, 2019|Books|1 Comment

I also slept with Rashmi Verma – Book Review

Book: I also slept with Rashmi Verma Author: Sexthon (pseudonym) Publisher: Self-published Pages: 90 Genre: Erotic Campus Fiction Rating: 3/5 stars A line: It serves the purpose it intends to serve - keeps the readers engaged and entertained. I have read some of the erotic fiction. Some written by well-known authors and some by newcomers while some by just someones somewhere. However, each of these works has something different to [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:12+05:30April 4th, 2019|Books|6 Comments

The Perfect Couple by Sunain Banga – Book Review

Alok’s opinion on the novel, The Perfect Couple by Sunain Banga, in a nutshell: "The book is a contemporary romance. But that's not all... The Perfect Couple has an instant connect with the young readers especially. Even though I don't read much of the contemporary romantic novels, I was compelled to read it! Like it? Yeah, I liked Ananya's attitude and Raman's passion..." Sunain’s novel, the second one, The Perfect [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:13+05:30March 13th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Man vs Wife by Ashish Srivastava – Book Review

Man vs Wife - doesn't it sound poetic? However, the concept behind this phrase is horrible as well as humorous at the same time. If humour wins over the horrible thought, it can be enjoyed. However, if it is literally what it seems, Man vs Wife, then one has to be very cautious; lives are at stake, a family is at the betting line and too many emotions as well. [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:13+05:30March 7th, 2019|Books|0 Comments

Janardhan Talbot Vol I – Book Review

Mohan Timmaraju's debut novel Janardhan Talbot had been a curious case for me until I read it recently - the past week. It a voluminous novel when you are reading it in a Kindle format and it will take a little time. Therefore, one has to be patient enough to let the chapters move and comprehend the story which is very interesting and full of surprises - sometimes expected and [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:13+05:30February 27th, 2019|Books|1 Comment

Why do we celebrate Holi? by Anitha Rathod – Book Review

Why do we celebrate Holi? For grown-ups like us, this is a very simple question. We can tell the stories related to this Hindu festival and walk away. However, when a child asks the same question, it becomes very important to satisfy his or her curiosity effectively. What children learn in the early days remain with them forever. So, what should be the best way to tell a child about [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:13+05:30February 21st, 2019|Books|1 Comment

Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral – Book Review

Before we begin: Greed Lust Addiction by Ravi Dabral is a novel that perfectly suited my thinking, my vision and my expectations from Indian English literature. It has that serenity, a class and also the modern share of thrill and 'fiction entertainment' that the readers of young age need in a novel. Ravi Dabral has been wonderful most of the times except making this novel a little oversimplified at places. [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:13+05:30February 20th, 2019|Books|2 Comments

Mumtaz and Taj Mahal – Book Review

Pravin Anand's latest book, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal, is more about retelling a tale of love, a monumental love that saw the Taj rising. He has used his imagination to colour the realities into a realistic-fiction in which he glorifies the love of Mumtaz and her king, Shahjahan. Moreover, as the ease is too easy and the book can be read by teenagers, youths, young and grown-ups, the book has [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:14+05:30December 27th, 2018|Books|3 Comments

The Evening by Phidalia Toi

Phidalia Toi is back with another stunning analytical book on the NDA government's fourth year at the centre. The Evening is the fourth and penultimate instalment of the series Marathon Race to Acche Din by the author from North-East India and like all the previous ones, this book also shows an inclination towards maturity as well as a subtle attitude in analysing the various issues that rocked the scenes in [...]

By |2019-09-13T05:12:14+05:30December 1st, 2018|Books|1 Comment