Manohar Malgonkar

Combat of Shadows by Manohar Malgonkar

Combat of Shadows | Manohar Malgonkar | Book Review

PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Racial discrimination was one of the major reasons behind the Indian independence struggle. Brown people were treated like dogs; sometimes even worse. Though inter-racial and illicit relations were prevalent, they seldom translated into marriage. Even the not-so-white Anglo Indians were treated with suspicion …

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Spy in Amber

Spy in Amber | Manohar Malgonkar | Book Review

PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 There are many Indian authors who have made it big on the International stage; Rabindranath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai to name a few. Manohar Malgonkar, whom R.K. Narayan once referred to as his “favourite Indian novelist …

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