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  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.
  • Leila by Prayaag Akbar

    Book Review: Leila

    Prayaag Akbar’s biggest triumph lies in his ability to adopt a female voice so completely, you forget this is a male author’s debut novel.
  • Greenlight

    Book Review: Greenlight

    The sixth book in Kalpana Swaminathan’s acclaimed Lalli detective series is not for the faint-hearted.
  • Immoderate Men

    Book Review: Immoderate Men

    The book explores chauvinism, patriarchy, and the male psyche in an interesting and honest manner.
  • A Book of Light

    Book Review: A Book of Light

    A book that forces us to confront our own biases, look our carefully crafted ignorance in the eye, and come out of the bubble of privilege we inhabit.
  • Laksmi Pamuntjak Amba

    Book Review: Amba

    A sense of nostalgia and loss pervades Laksmi Pamuntjak's ambitious debut novel Amba.
  • Munnu

    Reading Munnu in Kashmir

    Malik Sajad’s heartwrenching graphic novel traces the generations that grew up in Kashmir post 1990.
  • Aliyyah Eniath The Yard

    Book Review: The Yard

    Most of what happens in Aliyyah Eniath's debut novel will be deeply familiar to readers that have grown up up in a large joint family themselves.
  • One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator

    Book Review: One Thousand Days in a Refrigerator

    An ambitious collection of stories by Manoj Kumar Panda that attempts to tell neglected but significant tales centred around death.
  • Urmila

    Book Review: Urmila

    The loss of love is at the heart of the story that Pervin Saket would like to tell with her debut novel Urmila.
  • Mahesh Rao

    Book Review: One Point Two Billion

    The characters in Mahesh Rao's collection of stories are haunted by a world just beyond their reach.
  • Ghachar Ghochar

    Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar

    Vivek Shanbhag's novel looks hard at the nouveau rich in India and the consequences of wealth on relationships with the community, in-laws, work ethic, and morality.

The Tap #36

By Ramya Sriram