Book Review || A Flutter in the

Many thanks to @penguinbookssea for the review copy! A young man arrived at 'Malaya' with his family during the late 1950s. They left behind a history in Calcutta, a history laden with grief, turmoil and interlaced with India's struggle for independence. They found themselves in a quiet little town and its mixed society, consisting primarily … Continue reading Book Review || A Flutter in the

Book Review || Those Women of the Coromandel by Ranga Rao

'Those Women of the Coromandel', written by Ranga Rao and translated from Telegu, brings to life the eclectic intertwined lives of three women living in Coromandel in nineteenth century India. It's quite an uplifting story, a remembrance of sorts, like someone has written tales after tales from memories only. Like memories they come out softened … Continue reading Book Review || Those Women of the Coromandel by Ranga Rao

Book Review || Closing the Drift by Tom Bray

Plenty of fiction, poetry and other genres offer insights into one aspect of death or another. Literatures, from the earliest times, have often been using death as a central theme creating suspense, mystery and trauma around it. Death and the supernatural ideas pertaining to it have remained vastly popular in literature because of the mysticism … Continue reading Book Review || Closing the Drift by Tom Bray

Book Review || The Trouble with Belonging by Magdalena Stanhoff

Magdalena Stanhoff's 'The Trouble with Belonging' is a contemporary coming-of-age novel featuring Kehuan and Niki. Kehuan grows up in a multicultural Asian family. With his mother dead when he's just four years old and his father moving to a new country every few years, Kehuan struggles with his social skills and his apparent lack of … Continue reading Book Review || The Trouble with Belonging by Magdalena Stanhoff

Book Review || The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a great scholar, sociologist, civil rights activist, author and the first African American to earn a doctorate. Contrary to what the name suggests, this book is not about him. It's about the centuries-old history of America and its people - the natives, the colonizers and the slaves who were … Continue reading Book Review || The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois