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

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 Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju
Book Review / Indian Author / Murder Mystery

Book Review: ‘The Crows of Agra’ by Sharath Komarraju

My Rating**** I always liked the stories of Akbar and Birbal.  Akbar was one of the great Mughal emperors of ancient India and Birbal was an adviser in his court. The tales of Akbar and Birbal depict Birbal outsmarting his rival courtiers and sometimes even Akbar by using his wit and intelligence. More recently, Sharath … Continue reading