Post archive for ‘Book Reviews’

The Patna Manuel of Style by Sidhartha Chowdhury: review

 This review appeared in the Tribune http://54.169.74.217/news/books-reviews/tales-of-people-and-their-relationships/88596.html

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. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20140914/spectrum/book1.htm  

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