Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

The winner of the Booker Prize in 1981, the Booker of Bookers in 1993, and the Best of the Booker in 2008, this book is much-acclaimed and highly recommended. The New York Times claims: The literary map of India has to be redrawn… Midnight’s Children sounds like a continent finding its voice. And, I can’t […]

Rohinton Mistry – Such A Long Journey

This book is not in the same league as A Fine Balance, or even, for that matter, Family Matters. However, the more I think about this book, the more I appreciate it. Mistry has this amazing knack of bringing to life a realistic Indian society, and how they handle various crises and catastrophes that life […]

Vikas Swarup – Q&A

I bought this book very hesitantly. I’m wary of bestsellers, and the way everyone was bigging this up, I was sure this would be a repeat of The Da Vinci Code or The Kite Runner – two books everyone I know loved, but I could barely get through them. For once, I was pleasantly surprised. […]

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