Book Review: “The Conquest of the East: Royal Crown Returns” by R. Durgadoss
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

Book Review: “The Conquest of the East: Royal Crown Returns” by R. Durgadoss

The Conquest of the East: Royal Crown Returns by R. Durgadoss is a befitting sequel to the bestselling book The Indus Challenge. While the book is the second installment of a series, the book can be read as a stand-alone book. With a well-written plot, the book holds your attention till the end. By creating … Continue reading

Book Review: “Storm From Taxila” by Shreyas Bhave
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

Book Review: “Storm From Taxila” by Shreyas Bhave

Storm From Taxila by Shreyas Bhave is the second installment of the series called Asoka Trilogy. As the title of the series suggests, the books of this series are based on the life of Asoka, a well-renowned Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. The Prince of Patliputra, the first book of the series, presented a … Continue reading

The Tree Bears Witness: Another Birbal Mystery
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

The Tree Bears Witness: Another Birbal Mystery

The Tree Bears Witness by Sharath Komarraju is the second installment of ‘A Birbal Mystery’ series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first installment ‘The Crows of Agra’ and was eagerly waiting for this second book. So, was this book worth waiting? Did I like this book? The answer is yes. It is an excellent detective … Continue reading

Why I loved Abhaya (And You Should, Too!)
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

Why I loved Abhaya (And You Should, Too!)

An interesting literary phenomenon in India today is the rise of historical fiction. Most of these books try to retell our myths, legends, folklore, history and culture in an innovative and interesting manner. The commercial success of these books suggests that such books appeal readers’ need for an adventure (challenging the odds, taking on an … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Counterstroke’ by Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

Book Review: ‘The Counterstroke’ by Medha Deshmukh Bhaskaran

Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres as I am a student of history and archaeology myself. While the subject of history may appear mind-numbing and uninteresting to some readers, fiction based on history gives you a chance to envision the story behind the facts. If written cleverly and in an appealing manner, these … Continue reading

Book Review: “The Prince of Patilputra” by Shreyas Bhave
Book Review / Historical Fiction / Indian Author

Book Review: “The Prince of Patilputra” by Shreyas Bhave

Shreyas Bhave’s first book The Prince of Patliputra (Asoka Trilogy #1) offers an action-packed story-line to the lovers of historical fiction. Taking a well-known personality from Indian history and weaving a gripping tale on his life is not an easy task. The task becomes more difficult when the personality the author is choosing is a … Continue reading