Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Elephant Chaser's Daughter | Book Review

Dear readers, gone are the days when we used to say that only suspense fiction and thriller detective tales could get our reading senses craving and up! Today, I am going to tell you about a book, and surprisingly a memoir, which has taken the town a buzz - The Elephant Chaser's Daughter by Shilpa Raj. It's the very debut work of Shilpa but her writing style and the vision of the book has given her the recognition to stand in the front row of Indian writings in English! The Elephant Chaser's Daughter was released on 28th of July when Shilpa and many guests unveiled the book at a gathering of literary enthusiasts and other guests. 

Published by Rupa Publications, Shilpa Raj has been working on her debut book for more than 7 years. Her memoir chronicles the family history, Shilpa's individual struggles, her mother's story, her grandparents narrative and her sister's tragic death. These things surely look like 'just a person's autobiographical records' but when one reader reads the book, then the craft of Shilpa's literary skills open up. Wonderfully enough, Shilpa has created a narrative which does not only speak for herself but for many and many other individuals who have been through the same life at different times. 

Prabhat Ranjan's Debut Work - With You; Without You

Have you ever loved your best friend? This is surely a question which might get everyone at the edge all of sudden, ain't it? Prabhat Ranjan's debut work, With You; Without You, a novel written in Hindi language asks the same questions of the readers. His book is due to be released sometime next month, September 2017. Nevertheless, the pre-release buzz for the book has been in the air for a while. An engineer by profession, Prabhat Ranjan works for Indian government per se but his love for literature has always kept him bound to paper and pen and he has been writing for a while now. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Playing It My Way: Sachin Tendulkar - Book Review

Sachin Tendulkar's Playing it My Way is an international bestseller from the very first day it was launched. It has broken all the previously set records for pre-launch booking even in the fiction category, leave the nonfiction genre apart. The book, published by Hodder & Stoughton, and co-authored by Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Majumdar, has revealed the secrets of life of a player who for 24 long years have been carrying the aspirations of a nation of a billion and more people on the 22 yards of cricket pitch! Sachin Tendulkar is the name of a brand which did never stop selling the runs! 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Elephant Chaser's Daughter by Shilpa Raj

Shilpa Raj is the first ever woman author from India belonging to a Dalit community who has written a memoir! She belongs to the class of people which is considered as 'untouchable' and in India, there are still the people who take a deep interest in taking pleasure in such practices. Shilpa's debut book, a memoir, The Elephant Chaser's Daughter is an attack on the same practices of discrimination, untouchability, casteism and many other follies which are still there in the society, acting as hindrances on our way to a new India. Her book will be launched on 28th of July 2017 and will be available in stores as well as shopping websites. 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Protectors of the Aesner

The Protectors of the Aesner by Srinath S is a novel which you cannot put in a certain frame or can apply many different genres at the same time. This is a novel which brings science fiction with it as well as the magical realms from the forgotten annals of history... there is witchcraft; there is black magic and there are also many different details which any reader would love to read. In short, the novel has the quality which can attract many readers and its easy flow makes it a smooth reading. 

Rafflesia - The Banished Princess

A novel with the title which describes a princess in exile and a cover image which depicts a woman's face, beautiful, but the story of the novel is much more encircled around a person named Appu - a boy who goes on to become a youth and makes a man of himself at the end... Rafflesia - The Banished Princess is a novel which will leave you with different impressions and only one feeling - a feeling of connectivity with the protagonist Appu and a disgust against the modern society. 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Monsoon Minds by Ravi Nambiar

Monsoon Minds Ravi Nambiar

What is the true pleasure of reading a short story? This is a valid question as we are all eager to read short stories for they are short and don't require long time commitments from us. You can finish it in an hour, half an hours or within a few hours if it's a little longer than the usual. The question of what you take out from a short story got its best answer when our team got the book Monsoon Minds by Ravi Nambiar. This is a collection of eighteen short stories. Being a debut book by the author, you get even more than what you expect Monsoon Minds to be! The stories are sentimental and a kind of 'towards' movement you will find in most of them...