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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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“Slow Man” by Coetzee

Slow Man, like any other Coetzee’s wok is quite distinct and peculiar.  The most striking aspect of the book is that the character-Elizabeth Costello, the protagonist of his earlier book, appears less than half way through the book and then

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“Invitation to a Beheading” by Vladimir Nabokov

This book also follows from the recommended reading list by Azfar Nafisi and I had completed it in 2 days flat a month ago but have been dallying writing its review as there is so much to write about not

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“The Judgment” by Kafka

Written in 1912, “The Judgment” is perceived as one of Kafka’s important autobiographical works with the central theme as father- son conflict with an allusion to Oedipal Complex. The story begins with the protagonist’s- Georg’s self-laudatory attitude as he claims supremacy

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“Artist of the Floating World” by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is the second novel written by Ishiguro and the third book of his that I’ve read and with most authors by then you get too familiar with the writing style and mostly never end up picking a fourth. But

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“Three Theban Plays” by Sophocles

Fatalism, Determinism and Free Will (Karma) are three different schools of philosophy. Fatalism is the doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable by Karma. Determinism holds that every event in nature is determined by prior/

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