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The Testaments and many lessons it carries

My lessons derived from The Testaments deeply entrenched in the fear of not just imagining the kind of world depicted in the book but the fault lines of our societies, when magnified may become detrimental to women.

1Q84: A Book Review

1Q84 is a typical culmination of Murakamian writings over the years. Someone who has read Murakami extensively will find some recurring themes ranging from domestic violence, runaways, melancholy followed by a profound loss, parochialism & fanaticism of some religious sects, to stranger events taking place in tandem. Those who take great delight in magical realism,Continue reading “1Q84: A Book Review”

THE NAMESAKE – Book Review

Whereabouts is the latest book of Jhumpa Lahiri, which she wrote in Italian and now has translated into English herself. But here is a nostalgic return to her older work, I read some 4 years back, based on which a movie starring Irrfan Khan and Tabbu has been made. “A simple tale of Indian expatriatesContinue reading “THE NAMESAKE – Book Review”

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities is a classic of 1859,a novel from which the journey to English literature stars for many, written by Charles Dickens is a tremendous piece depicting complexities of humans, their yearning for solidarity, solace, freedom, love, anguish and what not! So here is a note to Mr. Charles Dickens : AContinue reading “A tale of two cities”