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Reading about Autism – Mark Haddon: The Curious Case of the Dog At Nighttime

I have just finished reading Mark Haddon’s book called the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The protagonist is an autistic child and like all autistic children, excels in observing details closely but unable to absorb a … Continue reading

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Khana-Mihirer Dhibi. Bani Basu. Bengali novel.

Thousand thanks to Sarvani for introducing me to Bani Basu’s writings. I had heard a lot about this firebrand feminist author but never quite read her works. Sarvani handed me a hard bound book by the author named Khana Mihirer … Continue reading

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Just Having Read Shantaram

Shantaram is an unabashed praise for India in its Hindu way of life. The author, named Shantaram by the mother of his hero, Prabhaker finds himself in India in his search for freedom. The book is an autobiography of Lin, … Continue reading

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Symbols of Lakshmi, The Goddess of Wealth

Symbols of Lakshmi, The Goddess of Wealth Review of Lakshmi. R. Mahalakhsmi. Penguin. Delhi. 2009. Lakshmi has never intrigued me so much before I read Mahalaxmi’s work on the deity published presently by Penguin with the simple title Lakshmi. I … Continue reading

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Bandicoots – A Study of Biharis

Bandicoots in the Moonlight. Avijit Ghosh. Penguin. Delhi. 2008. Bandicoots in the Moonlight is an autobiographical account of a young boy who has traversed a very long journey into his present state of settling down in his own flat in … Continue reading

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Cinema Bhojpuri by Avijit Ghosh

Avijit Ghosh’s book, Cinema Bhojpuri is a veritable encyclopedia of the Bhojpuri cinema. Bhojpur, signifying the large stretch of land covering Eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar along the banks of the Ganges has had a distinct past and … Continue reading

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Playing Solo; A Review of Solo By Rana Dasgupta

The book, Solo, is divided into two parts called Life and Daydreaming respectively running us through the memories and image construction of a hundred year old Bulgarian who identifies himself with an old and dying parrot that must somehow cohere … Continue reading

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