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

For love and Honour – Anand Ranganathan

This book was sent to me by Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review For love and Honour is a heavy title. It predisposes one to expect great things from the pages that follow.  Plus, when you bring in the very tantalizing prospect of an Army Officer as the main protagonist you have effectively hooked an army brat into reading the book with unbridled … Continue reading For love and Honour – Anand Ranganathan