A Conflict in Thin Air presents an exemplary example of a well-researched book that captures the essence of not just the India-China border conflict of 1962, but also give us an overall purview of the geo-political history and diplomatic outlook of China, India, and Tibet.
North Korea’s Hidden Revolution is a book that showcases a much less dramatic and neutral side of North Korea. It tells us a tale not of a pseudo-dystopian regime but that of a nation yearning for change. At the same time, it brings to us honest and sincere voices from the other side of the border.
A White Trail is a book that should be read by everyone who believes in equality and the right to freedom of religion. It should be read by everyone to understand how Pakistan really treats its minorities. The author uses simple and easy to understand language. He relies a lot on first-hand data through oral interviews.
The 2002 book A Corner of a Foreign Field by prominent Indian historian Ramachandra Guha is likely categorized as a “sports novel.” It is, after all, an extensive look back at the sport of cricket, arguably the most popular sport in the country. It is an illuminating look at Indian history, a juxtaposition of a country and a sport.
A History of Folktale Collections in British India deals with the Indian folktale collections made by the British civilians, their relatives and the European missionaries during British rule in India.
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.
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.
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Amish – “India’s literary popstar” Over the years Amish has emerged as one of India’s most popular writers in English. His books have sold millions and he has been rightly hailed as India’s literary popstar. After a long stint at writing mythological fictions, […]
SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Mossad needs no introduction. It is one of the world’s most secretive and powerful intelligence agencies. “Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service” is an attempt by the authors Nissim Mishal and Michael Bar-Zohar to bring to the forefront few of the Israeli […]
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 From times immemorial dogs have been hailed as a man’s best friend. Throughout history, there have been umpteen instances where dogs have proved their undisputed loyalty to mankind. Being a dog lover myself (I am the proud owner of a Labrador retriever called Argo and […]
SUBJECT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Ghost Stories from the Raj” makes for an exceptional read. It is one of those reads which is sometimes perilously funny and yet other times quite creepy but at the end of the day, it sure is an entertaining read. I picked up this book from the kindle […]
CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere,” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of “Tales and Legends from India”. In his introduction of this book, he mentions that this book is designed to give the reader […]