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Our books section includes reviews of books by women writers in India, and/or with notable female characters. We also interview upcoming and well-known women writers in India on their work, and on life when writing in India.
Ranjani Rao
When You Have No Idea What Life Will Bring After A Divorce In India…

Rewriting My Happily Ever After is a soft, warm conversation that author Ranjani Rao has with her readers. She is telling her story as it is, sans filters, illusions, and repressed emotions.

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Dear Mrs Funnybones, Pyjamas Are Forgiving, But Readers Cannot Forgive Poor Writing!

Twinkle Khanna's first two books were truly funny, but her third book, Pyjamas Are Forgiving disappoints big time.

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‘Recipes For Life’ Stirs Your Soul & Has Food Sketches From 30 Prominent Personalities!
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Vidya Balan’s 'Adai' to cricketer Mithali Raj’s 'Sea Crab Curry',  Recipes For Life features prominent personalities & is an ode to traditional food wisdom!

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Food & Longing For One’s Home In Jhumpa Lahiri’s Mrs. Sen’s!
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In Jhumpa Lahiri's short story ‘Mrs. Sen’s' the immigrant character struggles to cook fish in Indian style. In a foreign land, it gives her a sense of home.

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“They’re Scared Of Your Freedom” The Stories Beyond The Labels We Give Women

Feminism, to me, is one woman lending support to another woman in pain. It's women speaking the nuance of their existences without being saint or sinner.

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The World Of Books Is Where I’m Free From All Connections Of This World…

I was only 9 when my love for books began. Now I dive into the world of books to lose myself in the characters & time-travel with the story. 

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