Malgudi Days – R K Narayan

"I do not know who R K Narayan is" said no Indian worth her salt. He evokes a distinct feeling of nostalgia among anyone who reads him. The fictional town of Malgudi with its tigers, dogs, lanes, the river Sarayu amidst rolling hills is a setting that is simple, vague and perennially caught in time. The... Continue Reading →

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

After a really tedious read of The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, I admit I was a little hesitant to pick up Aravind Adiga's Booker Prize winner (Roy's book dimmed my view of the Booker Prize's standard) The White Tiger. I was blown away.  Breezed away? Because I breezed through the book in just... Continue Reading →

The God of Small Things – Arundati Roy

Ayemenam, Kerala and the Booker Prize Roy's book The God of Small Things (TGOST) catapulted her to international fame. A book that won her the Booker prize and which had everyone raving, one which drew comparisons with Salman Rushdie's Mighnight's Children. It was an expose on the Malayali Syrian Christian family and of the oppressive happenings of a family,... Continue Reading →

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