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Kitty Party Murder Is What Happens When A Mommy Decides To Become A Spy!

Kiran Manral's Kitty Party Murder is a book filled with humour, mystery and all this in the middle of kitty parties!

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A Mother With Alzheimer’s, And A Daughter’s View Of What We Carry As Caregivers
What We Carry by Maya Shanbagh

What We Carry by Maya Shanbagh Lang is a memoir about mothers and daughters, lies and truths, receiving and giving care, and how we cannot grow up until we fully understand the people who raised us.

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A Masterclass In Detailing Human Emotions As Ratno Dholi, Dhumketu’s Work Remains Relevant Today
Ratno Dholi

Ratno Dholi, Jenny Bhatt's translation of Dhumketu's short stories evoke nostalgia, but might just have lost some nuance in translation.

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‘It’s All In Your Head’ Really? Childhood Trauma Can Affect Deeper Than That
Manjiri Indurkar

Manjiri Indurkar narrates a memoir of abuse in It's All In Your Head, M, sitting with her trauma to heal, with ruthless honesty, sparing no one, even herself. 

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Going Underground Has Helped Us To Be Human; More Than Just ‘Mere Women’
Before She Sleeps

Bina Shah's SFF book Before She Sleeps is a feminist dystopia that draws you in before you realise it. Here's an excerpt.

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Chetan Bhagat’s Heroine In One Indian Girl Is Not Feminist Despite Her Claims

Radhika Mehta, the protagonist of Chetan Bhagat's One Indian Girl isn't feminist in the real sense. Here are the reasons why. 

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