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The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations – Review

February 2, 2019 • By

Reading quotes is often one of the favourite pass times of many people. It is like knowing something about the authors of those quotes – knowing about their opinions on many opinions – knowing people by the words. And for the lovers of quotations, there are many books available in the market. However, not all of these books can be your companion; you have to wisely pick the best ones so that you can learn and at the same time, you can pick some of the finest to remember. So, have you picked your favourite book of quotes yet? If not, BooksToRead will suggest you one today. We are discussing The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations compiled by J M Cohen and M J Cohen.READ MORE


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Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Review

December 7, 2018 • By

Lal Bhatia’s debut work, work with a purpose – Indicting Goliath, is a non-fictional autobiography (not complete) by him. Published in the year 2018, the book has got great attention from the readers within as well as outside India. Indicting Goliath is about ‘uncovering’ the seamy truths that the USA doesn’t want to be uncovered. Lal Bhatia, the protagonist of the story, was imprisoned in the USA for the reasons of money laundering and doing wrongs with the funds of a company that he was supposed to handle. However, according to Mr Bhatia himself, he was trapped by a certain Mr Wig and then trialled and persecuted unfairly by the authorities and unjustly denied justice by the Department of Justice, USA. So, the work is about demanding justice and throwing hard facts on the face of the USA.

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The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter

August 11, 2017 • By

The Elephant Chaser’s Daughter is the debut book by an emerging author Shilpa Raj. Her book, which has earned recognition for the themes and writing style, has impressed many book critics in India as well as the general readers. Launched in India on 28th of July 2017, the book has started getting encouraging responses from the readers as well as institutions which review the books. I have been tracking the book’s development for a long time now and finally, I am going to post the review of this book. And first things first, I haven’t read anything like this in a long time and I must admit that Shilpa, the author, has the potential to speak for everyone just by speaking for herself! Amazing!

What I found at the fulcrum of the memoir (yes, the genre of the book is memoir) is Shilpa’s urge to break free from the jaws of darkness and explore the world outside. And this urge takes her through various phases of life, of which, she spends a good chunk at Shanti Bhavan, from early childhood to the present, for her education. Shilpa Raj mentions her life at Shanti Bhavan as the ‘world’ which was far advanced than the world which she got at her native place with her parents.READ MORE