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The Unhappy Marriage of Mrs Jinnah (Bookworm)

By   /  April 16, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Unhappy Marriage of Mrs Jinnah (Bookworm)

He was 42 and she was 18. The union of the reclusive and enigmatic Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the free spirited Ruttie Petit, was not a match made in heaven. The unlikely relationship that took 1918 Bombay by storm, is the subject of senior journalist Sheela Redddy’s new book, “Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage […]

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Not Only On the Idiot Box: Television Shows Needed As Books Too

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Not Only On the Idiot Box: Television Shows Needed As Books Too

By Vikas Datta (IANS) The egg or the chicken paradox doesn’t seem difficult to answer in its literary version — the printed word undoubtedly predates the moving image. Many much-loved books, across genres, have become acclaimed films or TV shows — with varying degrees of fidelity. Unfortunately, the reverse, though not unknown, does not happen as […]

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Five Books to Look Forward to in April 2017 (Bookworm)

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Five Books to Look Forward to in April 2017 (Bookworm)

By Saket Suman  For all those of us eagerly looking forward to making the most of summer by indulging in reading some new offerings, April is — for all intents and purposes — the month of joy. With an ever expanding list of books releasing during the month, bookworms may be faced with a platter that […]

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Bad Words: Fiction’s Worst Opening and Its Unique Legacy (Bookend)

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on Bad Words: Fiction’s Worst Opening and Its Unique Legacy (Bookend)

By Vikas Datta Literary legacies can be strange and unpredictable. Most popular and best-selling in his time, this 19th century British writer coined phrases like “the pen is mightier than the sword” and “the almighty dollar”, influenced both theosophists like Annie Besant and Nazi mystics but is now remembered for writing the most pilloried and […]

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‘Lincoln in the Bardo’: A Tale of Death and Beyond (Bookworm)

By   /  March 12, 2017  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’: A Tale of Death and Beyond (Bookworm)

By Vanita Ganesh Set over the course of a single night, Folio prize-winning author George Saunders’ new novel captures the grief of Abraham Lincoln over the death of his 11-year-old son Willie while the Civil War raged on in the United States of America. “Lincoln in the Bardo” notes that Abraham Lincoln often visited the […]

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