The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Publication Date: June 6th 2017 Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (Penguin Random House India) Read Date: October 30th 2018 Genre: Literary Fiction / Indian Culture and politics / Contemporary Pages: 464 Stars: 3.5/5 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped […]

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Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar

Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India by Chitra Soundar Illustrator: Uma Krishnaswamy Expected Publication Date: January 1st 2019 Publisher: Candlewick Press Read Date: September 9th 2018 Genre: Children’s Fiction / Indian Folktale / Middle Grade Grade range: Grade 1 – Grade 4 Age range: 6 yrs – 9 yrs Pages: 192 Stars: 5/5 Can Prince […]

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Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C. Shibu

Published: September 2015 by Niyogi Books Read Date: May 23rd 2017 Stars: 3/5 Blurb (in my words)- Story revolves around Hydro Electric project (AM Hydro) – biggest dam under construction in Dhaulandhar and men working at the site. Nanda, engineer at project site, is running from his violent retribution past. Khusru, Kashmiri man, who has […]

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CAP Series 2 Chinky And Pinky Oodhi Baba! by Hemdiva Dev

Published: March 1st 2017 by HemDiva Dev Read Date: May 1st 2017 Stars: 4/5 This is beautiful short story that children would love to read. Blurb (in my words)– After school, Chinky and Pinky are waiting for their moms to pick them up. While they are waiting, a scary dog comes from nowhere and scare […]

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Blemishing the Odds by Harish Penumarthi

Published: October 23rd 2016 by Half Baked Beans Read Date: April 30th 2017 Stars: 3/5 Blemishing the odds is debut novel by Harish Penumarthi, set in India. Blurb (in my words)– Story starts with protagonist- Raghav narrating the best phase of his life (school life) to his children. Raghav, last bencher, famous for bad reputation […]

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