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 the stories in this collection were written then lending them a patina of nostalgia. The cover of this book showcases the photograph of a group of young women and little children standing in a darkened … Continue reading Bombay Stories – Saadat Hasan Manto

Boats on Land – Janice Pariat

This book was sent  to me courtesy of Random House India for review purposes I am a girl from the hills. It’s the thing that defines me. I know I say it often and that I am an ‘awful repeater’ but it’s as if I can’t stop myself from proclaiming again and again that I belong somewhere in the mountains. The plains don’t suit me as well. And I suppose they never will. There is a way of life and a way of looking at things which is unique to mountain folk, and you have to be one yourself to understand the nostalgia … Continue reading Boats on Land – Janice Pariat