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“Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History” by Romila Thapar

I read this book for the book discussion of Delhi Heritage Walks and it was so fascinating that I finished reading in less than 2 days (about 200 pages). I have a fascination for history but this book is different

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“Cakes and Ale” by W. Somerset Maugham

Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale? Act II Scene III Twelfth Night My discovery of Maugham is entwined with my discovery of College Street at Kolkatta and I can’t describe one

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“Samarkand” by Amin Malouf

Most of the historical fictions and translated books are badly written but this one is a total exception. This book is very well written. Also I discovered  only later that the book was written in French and was translated to

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“The Dwarfs” by Harold Pinter

It is a novel that explores the lives of 3 males living in London and a woman dating one of them mainly through dialogues between them. It is said to be Pinter’s only novel but even this one has been

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“Diary of a Bad Year” by J.M.Coetzee

“Miscellany” – the term Coetzee uses for this work. “Unlike a novel, it has no beginning or end.” This book is divided into 2 parts: Part 1- Strong Opinions that expresses his opinions on 31 different topics and Part 2:

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“To The Wedding” by John Berger

“To the Wedding” establishes John Peter Berger as a complete artist- writer, painter and musician who successfully acts on every sensory organ of the reader. The novel is more like an opera where a blind third person is narrating on

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“Chronicles of a Death Foretold” by Gabriel Garcia Marques

I have tried reading Marques before but have never been able to read beyond 100 pages of both 100 years of solitude and live in the time of cholera (although they had been strongly recommended). It’s hard to pinpoint the

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