Post archive for ‘Book Reviews’

The Patna Manuel of Style by Sidhartha Chowdhury: review

 This review appeared in the Tribune

She will Build him a City- Raj Kamal Jha: review

This review appeared in the Tribune on Sunday, 30th March, 2015.

The Recession Groom by Vani: Review

Matrimony in the Slump The Recession Groom; Vani; Leadstart publishing; Rs 299; Pages 295 Marriage has always been an overwhelming obsession Indians. The Recession Groom is a ‚Äėsmart story‚Äô about the trials and tribulations of a Punjabi boy working in Canada. Parshuraman Joshi (an unlikely sort of a name for a Punjabi boy from Chandigarh) [...]

Why I Write: Essays by Saadat Hussan Manto

It was a pleasure to review Manto. It gave me a chance to revisit him.¬† Really, he’s a madly gifted writer….

One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh

  This review appeared in The Tribune. Its about one of the most fascinating books of all times.

Dubeyji Bounces Back by Vivek Atray: review

The Return of the Butterfly by Moni Mohsin: Review

This review appeared in The Tribune on the 14th of Sep, 2014.  

The Hundred Foot Journey

The buzz on the new Helen Mirrin movie, also starring Om Puri, reminded me that I had reviewed the book not so many years ago.¬† I remember I’d enjoyed the book. It was energetic. Anyway, I went hunting for the review and here it is!

Maharaja in Denims by Khushwant Singh

The Retro Maharaja

Conversations with Waheeda Rehman by Munni Nasreen Kabir