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

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

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

Book Review: ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju
Book Review / Indian Author / Indian Mythology / Mahabharata

Book Review: ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju

My Rating**** ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ by Sharath Komarraju is the first book of one more series based on the grand old epic Mahabharata. The distinguishing feature of this new series is that it concentrates on the ladies rather than the well known men of the epic. While the narrative of Draupadi has been retold … Continue reading