Reviews

Book Review: Things We Found During the Autopsy

In Kuzhali Manickavel’s stories, readers are refused a comfortable distance from the narrative, and find themselves directly implicated.

A Murder on Malabar Hill

Book Review: A Murder on Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey’s novel is best described by Dirk Gently’s maxim that to solve a crime, one must investigate the society in which it takes place.

I Am a Troll

Book Review: I Am a Troll

A worthy venture into the deep, dark world of Indian cyber-terrorism that should attract more detailed investigations and the placement of legal safeguards online.

Slow Startle

Book Review: Slow Startle

Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.

We That Are Young

Book Review: We That Are Young

Preti Taneja’s Delhi contains sustained subterranean anger, abundant misogyny, and the superficial glory of unimaginable wealth.

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.