Tense, thrilling, and deeply profound, The Falling Woman examines what it means to be singled out by luck or destiny. It explores what we owe to our loved ones in our final days, and what we owe ourselves.
Zoravar Cheema lives and breathes movies. Half Sikh and half Pashtun, he is a street-smart young man with dreams of making it big in tinsel town. Combining fiction with history, the book follows the struggle, rise, and fall of the superstar. With a generous dose of movie history.
Committed: A Memoir of Madness in the Family is a memoir detailing what it is like to grow up with a paranoid schizophrenia mother only to discover that the little sister shares a similar diagnosis of mental illness. Milana inspires us with her triumphs and resiliency and offers solace to those burdened with the role of caretaker to a family member with mental health issues.
Literature plays an important role in increasing social awareness and empathy. Throughout history and in recent times, authors have helped remove pre-conceived notions around mental illness. Shattering stereotypes. Busting myths and misconceptions.
An independent woman who charts her own destiny. Neena Aunty is the aunt we all would love to have. A character that stays with you long after you finish reading the book.
A breathtaking work of historical fiction set in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn. As we come to the end of Women’s History Month, Libertie is the perfect book to celebrate womanhood, mother-daughter relationship, and above all, freedom.
Indian literature has a rich history of feminist writings. Women writers have presented thought-provoking works that have explored female sexuality, smashed patriarchy, and were often political critiques.
A mother and a daughter, constantly in each other’s hair, and off to travel the world together. Excess Baggage by Richa S. Mukherjee is quirky and witty with a generous dose of wanderlust.
Indian women writers have always questioned societal norms through their writing. The literature has shaped the modern Indian woman of today who challenges patriarchy on a daily basis. I share some lesser-known feminist translated literature.
If you are a book lover and have been inundated by romance recommendations this Valentine’s week, read on as I share my picks of books that celebrate love but are not romances.