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…

A Thousand Proposals

Author: Prachin Bhoyar Editor: Tanya Jain Year of Publication: 2017 Literary Agency: The Book Bakers How many times can you propose to a girl? He did it a thousand times. And what will you do if she doesn’t accept even after that? Avinash, a small town teenage boy, is a victim of sex abuse. He…

The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows

Publisher: Niyogi Books Author: Siddharth Dasgupta Year of Publication: 2017 The Sacred Sorrow of Sparrows: A Collection of Lives is a justification true to its title when broken into different parts. It is sacred, there is sorrow and there is a melody like the one you feel when you hear sparrows chirrup. It certainly is…

Black Coffee

Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing Author: Priyanka Nawalgaria Editor: Tanya Jain Year of Publication: 2017 Black Coffee – Dark N Strong is a story of youthful romance which undergoes its share of joys and sorrows in the way it should be, but still finds newer ways of experimentation in its course. The novel is a debut work…