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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review – Part 1

The Namesake - Book Cover

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – William Shakespeare “The Namesake”, the critically acclaimed book by Jhumpa Lahiri, first published in 2004 by Harper Parennial, revolves around the eternal questions. The sense of belonging that is so important to a human being, where does it come from? Where ... Read More »

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton | Book Review

Once in a while, a writer unintentionally creates a set of characters that become popular beyond his/her imagination and their fan-following becomes almost a cult. Julian, Dick, Georgiana, Anne and Timothy the dog came into existence when Enid Blyton wrote “Five on a Treasure Island“. The story featuring the brave children and their dog on a summer adventure was first ... Read More »

The Templar’s Quest by C. M. Palov | Book Reviews

“The Templar’s Quest” Sounds familiar, isn’t it? Yes, published in 2011, “The Templar’s Quest” is one of those books written in wake of phenomenal success of “Da Vinci Code” which made every reading soul in English world aware of the mysterious Holy Grail. Book Title : The Templar’s Quest Author : C. M. Palov Publisher : Random House (Paperback) Purchase ... Read More »

The Source by James A Michener | Book Review

First published in 1965, “The Source”, by James A Michener, is part of the pool made by the endless number of books written by mankind about God and religion. And yet, it is different in a way that it hardly discusses God and Religion as we are accustomed to see it portrayed in literature. Book Title : The Source Author ... Read More »

India Unlimited – Stories from a Nation Caught between Hype and Hope By Kulpreet Yadav | Book Reviews

Recently we got a chance to go through a book named “India Unlimited – Stories from a Nation Caught between Hype and Hope” by author Kulpreet Yadav. What made us to go through the book is definitely its title. We are curious to know the stories from a nation which has the oldest historical references available. The country which was/is/will ... Read More »

Caravans By James A Michener | Book Reviews

First published in 1963, “Caravans”, by James A Michener, is one of the first stories to come out of Afghanistan. Written as memoir of an employee of the American embassy, it vividly captures the complicated Afghan life, in the post world-war II era. Today, when we think of Afghanistan, we invariably think of it as a victim caught in the ... Read More »