The Moving Shadow translated by Arunava Sinha

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Puppets coming to life, robots falling in love, and death by a dream; The Moving Shadow: Electrifying Bengali Pulp Fiction, an anthology collected and translated by Arunava Sinha is a riveting set of seven stories and a novella. It features some of the adventure world’s favourite characters – from scientists and robots to murderers and […]

The Corridor Whispers by Sonal Chaturvedi

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Sonal Chaturvedi’s The Corridor Whispers is an ambitious project. It sets out to tell the disparate stories of four women – Rabia-ud-Daurani, Nalayani, Quidisiya Begum and Roshanara- ruling “in the veil or on from the throne”; women who must fight to make a place for themselves in the patriarchal order of things, and who are […]

Bheda by Akhila Naik

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Translated from Odia by Raj Kumar Akhila Naik’s 90-page Bheda published in 2010 is considered to be the first Odia Dalit novel, and is centred around caste violence. ‘Bheda’ means a sense of difference, one that’s deeply ingrained in our society; the caste hegemony that has led to economic exploitation, cultural subjugation, social discrimination and […]

One’s Own, Yet Different by Meena Kakodkar

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Meena Kakodkar’s One’s Own, Yet Different makes one want to hug, compliment and thank the author all at the same time. Illustrated by Charutha Reghunat, the book addresses the gender divide prevalent in Indian society. The central theme refutes the social traditions we accept as a convention, and allows us to continue unquestioned. One’s Own, […]

Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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“That’s how it is sometimes when we plunge into the depths of our lives. No one can accompany us, not even those who would give up their hearts for our happiness.”  This quote from the book, Sister of my Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, perfectly sums up the predominant theme of a novel that revolves […]