In this book, the writing was simple, comprehensive, interactive. I would go so far as to say it was the ideal kind of writing I look for in dystopian or science fictions: perfectly explanatory (to a layman like me) but also lively. The same sort of writing carries on throughout the book.
Rose of Sarajevo is set during the 1990s which shook the entire nations of Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia. The war that ensued saw millions of Bosniaks being tortured and murdered in the name of ethnic cleansing. This story is of one such family who lost their everything in the war.
The Last Nomad narrates the life events of a boy called Rahul who suffers from selective mutism and is denied decent medical treatment due to the superstitious nature of his parents. The slums of India is portrayed in minute details. Heramb delves on the subjects of unemployment, poverty, alcoholism and corruption.
Wedding Pickle will appeal to the masses but more so to the female readers. Neha’s writing style combines romance and chick-lit in an almost effortless way. Her strength as a writer lies in making the book appeal to a large number of readers with the help of a story which celebrates women and their flaws.
Feral (Many Lives #1) is the story of a young girl Maya who lives in a world where humans and hybrids co-exist. She is a human but has been brought up by a group of hybrids living in Bombay. After learning this, she sets out in search of her true parents. What she uncovers in the process is truly surprising.
Chandan Sen Gupta’s Unforeseen is the story of a simple family who has hardly ever moved out of their native village in Rasoolpur, Pakistan and are now bound to run around India to avoid the law forces as well as the terrorists who are trying to kill them.
रणक्षेत्रम: प्रथम खंड की रचना उत्कर्ष श्रीवास्तव ने की है। यह कहानी हमें ले जाती है एक ऐसे काल में जहाँ असुर, देवता, नाग तथा मनुष्य एक साथ निवास करते हैं। यह उस युग की कहानी है जहाँ वामन अवतार द्वारा राक्षस महाबली को पाताल भेजने के उपरांत असुरों का मानव जाति पर दबाव काफी कम हो चुका है।
Most of the college romances that I read touch upon a college goer’s daily life but does so only superficially. In Himanshu Rai’s My Mute Girlfriend, however, the readers also get to relive those days of college life in a better manner. The thing that sets this book apart from others is its “true story” tag.
Sorrow That You Keep is the story of love and separation captured beautifully in a language which is soothing to the mind and melodious to the heart. Just under 80 pages, it manages to indulge the reader in a way many other books fail to. It is that book which you read not for entertainment but for its life lessons.
The Unhealthy Love is everything you’d like from an exciting, fast book. Romance, delight, mystery. It starts with just the right amount of intrigue where you wonder about the characters as they slowly unravel. There is no need to worry about pace or balance since the flow of the story take care of that.
The Gory Story of Genghis Khan is a children’s book for 9 years and above. It is beautifully illustrated with black and white sketches of Genghis Khan and his subjects’ life under his rule. It also talks about the prevailing culture, the traditions, the value system, and lives of daily people.
Mamang Dai’s The Black Hills takes us back in time to Arunachal Pradesh of the 1840s and 1850s. Here in this land, which is yet untouched by the British and left alone by the Chinese authority in Tibet, arrives a French pastor, Father Nicolas Krick to spread the word of his Lord.