Through The Mother-in-Law: The Other Woman in Your Marriage, the author tries to take you across the complexities of the married life of eleven Indian women, via a series of interviews. The attempt and purpose of this book, clearly, is to bring out and evaluate the ugly truth of the Indian society, when it comes to life-after-marriage.
Why I Scream in Verse: At the World is a collection of 50 poems which are segregated into 3 different categories – A Woman’s Journey, Social Clauses and And we Rise. If you are just getting into non-romantic poetry this might be a good book for you because the author’s simple yet powerful writing makes for an effortless read.
Lonely Hearts is the story on one of the prevailing situations in India – the practice of alienating people in their old age. It may be due to a daughter moving to her marital home after marriage or a son traveling abroad for studies and job. Lonely Hearts provides a simplistic narration of modern life and its consequences on familial relationships.
It Was a Happy Trusting World, Then is a book by Vilas Kale which talks about a hitchhiking trip that he took, along with his two cousins, in the year 1971 to the Middle East and Europe. Planned on an impulse and carried out despite extreme budgetary limitations, the trip proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Indian trio.
From Monkeying to Parenting is basically a mini-guide for those parents who find it tough to balance work with children. It is also meant for those parents who are looking for some very specific answers to questions like how to make homework easy for kids? How to manage tantrums? How to address hyperactivity in kids? How to manage bullying amongst kids?
Ae Zindagi: Safarnama is a collection of short poems which are written in a combination of Urdu and Hindi. The poems or shayaris, as it is more appropriate to call them, speak about a young woman’s struggle in today’s world. The book sends out a strong message for those who have lost all hope and are falling apart under societal pressure.
Yes, My Accent is Real is full of tales rich with experiences and wisdom which will be helpful to many people who are struggling with the cultural shock of moving to America. It will also be helpful to aspiring actors and people who plan to move to America for college or job.
The unique selling point of this book is its theme. The book is a collection of poems on poetry. All the poems are written about either a poet or a poem. Overall, the book tells us that poems and poetry are a tricky thing. Pick up Making a Poem if you are looking for something strikingly unusual in your reading.
Please, Let Me Go is the true story of the decade-long struggle of a 14-year-old child who was forced into prostitution, sex trade and human trafficking because she was young, naïve and, meek. The language of the book is simple and the author speaks candidly.
The Rise of Rama tells us the original story as it goes in the Ramayana. It is not a mythological fiction but true mythology. The book takes some creative liberty and reimagines certain conversations but that’s pretty much it. Apart from this small distinction, the story remains unaltered.
Finding Your G-Spot In Life by Geetika Saigal is a self-help book “written for all of us, whether you’re just starting out your life or wishing to change it”. The book holds true to this little promise – anyone can read. The solutions that the author gives aren’t unrealistic and ideal – most of them are quite doable.
Native Officialdom in Western India provides an interesting understanding of the Watan system and how it affected the socio-economic and political system in Western India. Through this book, Abhijit Sirdesai attempts at discussing the role and chain of command of the Maratha hereditary officers.