Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm

Genre: Classics, Fantasy, Fairy tale My rating: 4/5(kids), 2/5(Adults) Plot: An old widow had two daughters named Snow White and Rose Red. Both the sisters had completely contrasting personalities. Snow White was shy and gentle, whereas Rose Red was outgoing and gregarious. One day the two sisters and their mother let a big bear come toContinue reading “Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm”

The Mother-in-Law: The Other Woman in Your Marriage: Veena Venugopal

GENRE: Cultural, India, Realistic Rating:4/5 Duped, yes I was duped by the comic cover of the MIL with a rolling pin and the DIL with a skimmer. The title had me believe that this was going to be fun read about the squabble between Mother-in-laws and Daughter-in-laws. But the pages within contained stories or ratherContinue reading “The Mother-in-Law: The Other Woman in Your Marriage: Veena Venugopal”

2 Day Down: Dr. Nikita Lalwani

GENRE: Short stories, Realism, Fiction RATING: 4/5 Amazon sale is a boon for any book lover. For me it’s godsend as I can grab all my choices at a reduced price though I am out of space.‘ 2 Day Down ‘ is a collection of 5 short stories which trails the journey of 5 women fromContinue reading “2 Day Down: Dr. Nikita Lalwani”

Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal

GENRE: Poetry, Realism My Rating: 4.5/5 Browsing through Amazon looking for new titles I came across this book. The uniqueness of the title drew me towards it and I was held captive. The bold HER drew me to know more. My mind was busy racing thinking of possibilities that the book would offer. But IContinue reading “Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal”

Mahashweta: Sudha Murthy

I was looking for a book to read with not more than 150 page or so. Mahashweta fit the bill. But I was not prepared for what was to come. Today when I put the book down I feel that I have lost a friend. So attached did I get to the protagonist that, I feel sheContinue reading “Mahashweta: Sudha Murthy”

Three Women: Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Arunava Sinha)

Having tasted the sweet nectar of Tagore’s writing, I am lately drawn towards his writings. My last read was ” Three Women”, a collection of three short novels . They are aptly titled that summarizes the whole complex setup within a word. The novellas, Nashtaneer( Broken nest), Dui Bon( Two sisters) and Malancha( The gardener). I would be onlyContinue reading “Three Women: Rabindranath Tagore (translated by Arunava Sinha)”

To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti

There could be no better timing than this to be writing the book review for a book by Krishna Sobti. The 2017 Gyanpith Award winner, also known as the grande dame of Hindi Literature. The book I am reviewing here is To hell with you Mitro. This book caused an uproar upon its publication owing toContinue reading “To Hell with You Mitro (Mitro Marjani): Krishna Sobti”

Sunflowers of the Dark: Krishna Sobti: translated by Pamela Manasi

Katha has always offered a wide array of literature through translated works. I recently finished reading Krishna Sobti’s ‘Memory’s Daughter’. And the after effects are that I am drawn to books by the author. So I managed to lay my hands on another masterpiece, “Sunflowers of the Dark”. The title of the book is enigmatic,Continue reading “Sunflowers of the Dark: Krishna Sobti: translated by Pamela Manasi”

Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay(Translated by Malobika Chaudhari)

After having finished reading Munshi Premchand’s “Nirmala”, I found myself drawn to read literature that were set in India before independence. Yes we have read much in our History books, but the real depiction of the times can be best seen in the literature where writers were bound by that shackles of the society andContinue reading “Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay(Translated by Malobika Chaudhari)”

Lanka’s princess: Kavita Kanè

Lanka’s princess by Kavita Kanè is about Surpanakha and how individual choices and mistakes they lead to can shape the destinies of those associated with us. My memory and knowledge of Surpanakha is dependent on the reading of Ramayana while in school , and watching the epic serial on Doordarshan. Even then I was struckContinue reading “Lanka’s princess: Kavita Kanè”