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Book Review: ‘Instruments of Torture’ by Aparna Sanyal

Embark on a spine-chilling expedition through the annals of history with "Instruments of Torture," by Aparna Sanyal is a gripping examination of the brutal and macabre devices employed during the Middle Ages to inflict excruciating pain and suffering.

Book Review: ‘In a Thousand Different Ways’ by Cecelia Ahern

"In a Thousand Different Ways" is a thought-provoking examination of empathy, resilience, and the human experience.

Book Review: ‘Dattapaharam’ by V.J. James and Ministhy S

"Dattapaharam: Call of the Forest" is essentially a thrilling examination of our primordial connection to the natural world, as James's vivid story beckons us to enter the forest and discover the mysteries that lie inside its embrace.

Book Review: ‘Zeba: An Accidental Superhero’ by Huma S Qureshi

“Zeba”, as a whole, is a welcome and unexpected addition to the South Asian fantasy genre, fusing magical realism, cultural criticism, and contemporary relevance into an engaging and thought-provoking narrative.

Book Review: ‘Before the Queen Falls Asleep’ by Huzama Habayeb and...

"Before the Queen Falls Asleep" is a relevant and poignant translation of Habayeb's outstanding Arabic novel, expertly conveying the daily difficulties and achievements of displaced Palestinians.

Book Review: ‘A Speck of Coal Dust’ by Rohit Manchanda

All things considered, “A Speck of Coal Dust” is a neglected masterpiece that merits a second look. The book stands out with its simplicity, sensitivity, and elegant prose, depicting the near-realistic, pulsating life in the cloistered existence of a coalfield, a testament to the skilled workforce that powers the economy.