Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee

Rating: 3/5 ★★★☆☆ One of the towering female writers of India, Divakaruni's texts have always proved their merit in determining the ultimate question of female emancipation from the regulating forces of patriarchy by providing a narrative space for the feminist voices to flourish. This book is a collection of eleven short stories where the female … Continue reading Arranged Marriage by Chitra Banerjee

Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami ★★★★★

Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old abandons his home to embark upon a journey in the quest of something, something which makes him feel free, something which gives him a profound comprehension of himself, something which absolves him of the devastating prophecy and something which gives meaning to his otherwise meaningless life. Nakata is an old man … Continue reading Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami ★★★★★

Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Title: Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author: Gabriel García Márquez Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ A sense of amazement struck me when within a few pages Santiago Nasar was murdered by the Vicario brothers who were seeking vengeance for the honor of their sister. Quite opposed to a murder fiction where the murderer is to be identified throughout … Continue reading Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag

Title: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag Author: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Rating: 3.5/5 ★★★½ Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag is one of the rare bold texts written by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain which experiments with the existing and prevalent gender binary in our society. Hossain was a Bengali writer, social activist, educationist and advocate of female rights. Each year, … Continue reading Review: Sultana’s Dream and Padmarag

Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

A sense of melancholy permeated within me while I was comfortably reading on a Sunday morning, marveling at Adichie's recollection of the struggles of a forgotten time. Set against the backdrop of Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-70, I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded. It is an account of thousands of innocent, impoverished, … Continue reading Half Of A Yellow Sun: #AfricanLit★★★★

The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini: Review ★★★★

The Kite Runner, set in the politically unstable backdrop of Afghanistan, is a journey of redemption which makes us introspect ourselves and reevaluates the values of life. We have skewed perception towards Afghanistan as a torn, poverty-stricken and wounded country, owing to the stereotypical representation generated by popular media.   "If someone were to ask … Continue reading The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini: Review ★★★★