White Mughals captures a romance that blended cultural, political and religious spaces, considered taboo in eighteenth-century India. James Achilles Kirkpatrick, a British Resident in Hyderabad, fell in love with Khair un-Nissa, a Muslim Indian princess and the great-niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister, in the late eighteenth century in Hyderabad, India.
The Lowland written by Jhumpa Lahiri is a novel rooted in emotions, against the backdrop of the Naxalite Movement of the 1960s in West Bengal, India. The story of two brothers - Subhash and Udayan - bound and separated, like two poles of a magnet, is about the conventions and contentions in a relationship between brothers, between husbands and wives and between parents and children.
I finally read a must-read classic and there was more to it than expected!
One Part Woman touches upon tradition, taboo, and conformity, while also throwing light on concepts like gender identities, relationships and marital struggles that are constantly in discussion in the present day scenario. That’s what makes it relevant. And it lets you understand that you really aren’t alone in your triumph or your struggle.
The Millennium Series is a commentary on the state of the justice system and all that Larsson loathed in his personal and political life – racism, sexism and forms of abuse. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is the third instalment in the series.
I read To Sir, With Love a year ago, right as I came to the end of my first ever teaching experience. It was the first book in ‘A Year of Non-Fiction’ that I pursued and I must say that it was quite a promising start.
In Muller’s debut novel, the story revolves around 16-year-old Daniel Thatcher and his troubled life that takes as unusual turn into the paranormal realm.