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Mumtaz and Taj Mahal – Review

January 7, 2019 • By

Many authors are trying their hands on historical fiction these days. We quite well know a few of them as the leaders in Indian fiction industry – Amish and Ashwin the leader ones. Moreover, inspired by these or otherwise, there are many others who have begun trying their luck in producing historical fiction and one among the newcomers is Pravin Anand, a serving BDO from Kanpur, who is the author of three novels by now. The last one, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal, is based on historical evidence of the love between Mumtaz and Shah Jahan, the love that culminated in the form of Taj Mahal. Pravin has tried to explore this love with a fanciful idea – introducing new devices of writing such as dreams and visions. As a reader, I quite liked the idea and also enjoyed reading his novel. Here is my review of the same.


New Launches

A Crime Thriller to come – Elephants in the Room by Suraj Laxminarayanan

September 1, 2018 • By

Hello, readers! We are going to discuss a book which is about to release in the coming months. This is going to be the debut book by author Suraj Laxminarayanan, a crime thriller novelist as he calls himself. A very devoted fan of this genre, he has been mulling on his plot, story and theme for long and finally succeeded in getting his ideas translated into reality – Elephants in the Room is the title of the novel that’s going to be launched for the general audience very soon. Before the launch for the readers, the author has shared the early copies with many critics and reviewers for the initial impression and feedback.READ MORE


A Dowryless Wedding by Merlin Franco – Review

August 5, 2018 • By

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Published by – Authors Upfront
Year Published – 2018
Page Count – 225
Suitable for – all age groups, every kind of readers

“Our wedding was fixed for 12th July, as dictated by an astrologer.”

So, this is what happens. I am reminded of a marriage which could not be fixed because of an astrologer and here, the date is fixed by an astrologer and these are common sights in India – irrespective of its length and breadth. A wedding has more contributions from the relatives, pundits, churches, temples or maulvis compared to what a guy and a girl contribute. Well, this might sound funny as well! But, this thing, A Dowryless Wedding, is funnier than what it seems in a helicopter shot or a bird’s eye view.READ MORE


American Maharajah – Book Review

March 3, 2018 • By

Book Name: American Maharajah
Author: Mark Stephen Levy
Publisher: White Falcon, India
Year: 2018
Pages: 204
Genre: Literary Fiction
Reviewed by: Rakesh, contributor to BooksToRead

American Maharajah is a novel by American novelist and a frequent travel enthusiast, Mark Stephen Levy. He has prepared this novel with a mixture of modern dilemmas and the ancient legends; as a reader, I can say that – based on my own understanding of the novel, for sure. To keep everything short and to tell my verdict to the readers, I will just say that the novel is a perfect piece of literature for the readers who often want to read something new and interesting. If you are one of them, you are going to find a young man looking for the truth of his birth and on the way, he finds a beautiful girl who loves someone else who had the same face as “Ravi” – Amar. The novel has a little of secret, a little more of suspense and even more of good writing and craft of the fiction. In short, you can go for it right now and enjoy your read instantly!READ MORE


Little Maryam by Hamid Baig

February 28, 2018 • By

Hamid Baig’s debut novel, liked by the readers as romance, Little Maryam has become a bestseller and it certainly demands our scrutiny. We picked a reader and he, Manish, has read the book and sent us this clear review of the book which makes it easy for the readers to understand what content they might expect inside the book once they begin reading it. So, here is the review of Hamid Baig’s novel Little Maryam by Manish. You will certainly like it.READ MORE