Hungry to Read

Author: Arti Sonthalia Published By: Scholastic India Year of Publication: 2017   Do you like books? Do you like them when you are forced to read? What if you are treated for reading books?   Reading books could be exciting for many, but a boring task for some. Hungry to Read is a very easy to…

The Heroine and Other Stories

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: D Jayakanthan Translated (from Tamil) by: Deepalakshmi J Year of Publication: 2017 The Heroine and Other Stories is an anthology of selected stories by renowned author D Jayakanthan, a Sahitya Akademi fellow and Padma Bhushan recipient, who though wrote about people of his time, but spoke of an universal emotion. The short stories…

A Word Thrice Uttered

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: Parveen Talha Year of Publication: 2017 What was the word that was thrice uttered? In the recent set of events and the judgement which was passed, the horrendous practice was declared unconstitutional by the court of law. ‘Triple Talaq’ an Islamic practice which gave a married man right to divorce his wife…

Mai: Silently Mother

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: Geetanjali Shree Translated (from Hindi) by: Nita Kumar Year of Publication: 2017 A mother is a very significant ‘character role’ played by a woman, and now a days also by people of all gender. But the basic idea of giving birth by a woman and its immediate next step to be called…

Bridge Across the Rivers

Publisher: Niyogi Books Edited By: Jasbir Jain and Tripti Jain Year of Publication: 2017 Bridge Across the Rivers: Partition Memories from the Two Punjabs is an anthology of stories by a variety of people who have been associated with the idea of ‘partition’. The writers and their translators bring us the stories which at first invoke…

If You Can Walk You Can Dance

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author:  Marion Molteno Year of Publication: 2017 If You Can Walk You Can Dance is a long narrative book which is as musical in its flow as it’s title. But is this music melodious? Can you really hear it as you read the book? Sounds like a paradox, isn’t it? This is the…