Book Review: “The Boy from Pataliputra” by Rahul Mitra
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Book Review: “The Boy from Pataliputra” by Rahul Mitra

Fiction based on historical events/personalities is one of those genres which are gradually getting popular among Indian readers. As a result, Indian bookshelves are gradually getting filled by such books. Indian readers are enjoying these books. I am also one of those readers who love reading historical fiction. For me, historical fiction can be an … Continue reading

Penumbra: A Gripping Novel In The Style Of Agatha Christie
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

Penumbra: A Gripping Novel In The Style Of Agatha Christie

With Penumbra, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay has woven a gripping novel in the style of Agatha Christie. The book can be placed in the realm of old schooled detective and mystery literature. The book takes the reader into the scene of a ‘Locked Room Murder-Mystery’ where a perfect crime takes place. The author leaves clues for the … Continue reading

The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: An Inspector Saralkar Mystery
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen: An Inspector Saralkar Mystery

Though the murder mystery is quite a popular genre all over the world, it was not gaining the due attention in India. This statement is with special reference to English as the genre is somewhat popular in other regional languages (especially in Hindi). However, the pattern is changing and many Indian authors are penning down … Continue reading

Killing Ashish Karve : An Inspector Saralkar Mystery
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

Killing Ashish Karve : An Inspector Saralkar Mystery

Killing Ashish Karve (An Inspector Saralkar Mystery) by Salil Desai was my first encounter with Inspector Saralkar. This book was first published as The Body in the Back Seat. And you know what? I enjoyed reading this book. It is a brilliantly woven murder mystery. The plot is good. The story-line is both eventful and … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Dowry Bride’ by Shobhan Bantwal
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Book Review: ‘The Dowry Bride’ by Shobhan Bantwal

My Rating*** The Dowry Bride by Shobhan Bantwal focuses on the life of a wife in an orthodox milieu of Indian society. The story in this book shows that a wife in a traditional Indian society is generally given a secondary place. This results into losing all notions of her independence, her individuality, stature and strength. … Continue reading