Arranged Marriage : Stories – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This was a Palampur Book Club ( Bookopia) Read This collection of short stories by Chitra Banerjee is above all a cautionary tale about the various things that are bound to go wrong when one is pushed into an arranged marriage. While almost every story she talks about is set in an era when most women looked forward to getting married as the ultimate goal … Continue reading Arranged Marriage : Stories – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Nine Chambered Heart – Janice Pariat

Boats on Land was an exceptional anthology by first-time author Janice Pariat and was an absolute hit. The expectations from her were obviously very high from her after this. Her second offering, Seahorse, was a miss for me, and, unfortunately, so was the Nine Chambered Heart. The premise of the book was exceptional – nine people describe the same girl they have loved at different … Continue reading The Nine Chambered Heart – Janice Pariat

Bombay Stories – Saadat Hasan Manto

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Saadat Hasan Manto was a short story and script writer as well as a novelist and a journalist. He is best known for his short stories, including the famous ‘Toba Tek Singh’. He spent many years in Bombay before he migrated to Lahore after partition, and most of … Continue reading Bombay Stories – Saadat Hasan Manto