Book Talk: The Mothers of Manipur

Stories of 12 extraordinary women who created history by staging a nude protest against exploitation by the state.

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Book Talk: Palestine by Joe Sacco

2018 has been going great in terms of reading. I have been reading diverse books in different formats. Whenever I get into a writing slump, there comes a book which is so moving that it makes me want to write about it. The book I will be talking ( writing) about today is Palestine by … Continue reading Book Talk: Palestine by Joe Sacco

Short Stories by Manto: Reading for the Soul

Find the book on Goodreads here. My interest in Manto arose when I came across his essay, 'Why I write'. I am among those people who like to research the authors because it gives more character and context to their work. When I googled Manto, the algorithms threw a myriad of things in front of … Continue reading Short Stories by Manto: Reading for the Soul

Book Talk: Why you MUST read Dozakhnama?

Who tells the greatest story — God or Manto? Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib … Continue reading Book Talk: Why you MUST read Dozakhnama?

Author Interview: Mike Russell

Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in 1973. I grew up in the small village of Pulborough in the south of England. As a child, I enjoyed daydreaming, art and writing strange stories. As an adult, I enjoy daydreaming, art and writing strange stories. What are you currently reading? ‘Mystic Musings’ by … Continue reading Author Interview: Mike Russell

Book Talk: 5 Reasons You Should Read Persepolis

The blurb on Goodreads: Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of … Continue reading Book Talk: 5 Reasons You Should Read Persepolis