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A Strangeness in My Mind By Orhan Pamuk

A Strangeness in My Mind By Orhan Pamuk

“A feeling that I was not for that hour, Nor for that place.”   Orhan Pamuk’s ninth book uses Mevlut , a street vendor’s narrative ...

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Review of the play ‘Kappatagudda’

Review of the play ‘Kappatagudda’

The barren heaths, the arid moors, the silent valleys, the lonely mansions are always haunted. They are possessed with fatal beauty, mesmerizing the characters as ...

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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Overcooked Khichdi Flood of Fire, by Amitav Ghosh. Penguin. 2015. 624 Pages Amitav Ghosh’s novels always seem like a somewhat satisfying bowl of khichdi. The ...

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The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

“The murderer got famous, and his story’s too well written for me to get any ideas about imitating him. He wrote in his own language. ...

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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

  Memory is the worst thing about healing. The novel takes one back to the Song of Solomon (1977) and Beloved (1987).  The characters created ...

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

  If that’s how you’ve remembered it, Axl, let it be the way it was. With this mist upon us, any memory’s a precious thing ...

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A Modern Masterpiece: The Good Soldier one hundred years on

A Modern Masterpiece: The Good Soldier one hundred years on

In spite of its title and its British and American 1915 date of publication – just as the destruction of the First War really gets ...

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Hyphenated by Mihir Chitre

Hyphenated by Mihir Chitre

The world looked so distant then and so indifferent  just as it did twenty years later when we grew up           ...

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The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

It’s odd how faces, solid and visible as they are, evaporate, while words, made of breath, stay. There are stories and there are stories.  This ...

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Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri

Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri

Art was not only about not saying everything; it was about not being able to say everything…As things become easier to tell, they became plainer, ...

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