This feminist novel from South Korea created a rage when it was first published in 2016 and went on to sell over a million copies over the course of two years. Translated in English earlier this year, this immediately went to the top of my TBR.
Drawn from her travel experiences and subsequent research around the rich folklore and history of Jhansee, Moupia Basu spins a fascinating historical thriller inspired from the life of the Rani of Jhansee, leading up to the events of the 1857 Mutiny.
What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies? If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman? These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories of twelve successful women who grew up with strong business lineages.
Anu is leading a normal life with her husband in her suburban home in Johannesburg when she wakes up one day to find the police knocking at her door. She is arrested and things get complicated when she fails to recall her name. Soon, she discovers her name is not the only thing she forgot. Everything about her seems blurry - her house, her life and her loved ones. Slowly, she discovers that the life she was leading was a lie and the people she trusted are not who they appear to be. With all that she holds dear at stake, will she be able to save herself and her memories?
Ruby Lal, in this remarkable biography titled Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, traces the rise of Mihr un-Nisa, born to a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, who became the twentieth and most cherished wife of Emperor Jahangir, and later co-sovereign and ruler of Mughal India.
This is a book about a boy who fell in love with trains at a very young age, so much that he had the entire railway timetable memorised - for every train, at every station. A boy who stumped his college interview panel with his fascinating knowledge about trains and went on to study at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) and then was commissioned to work in the Indian Railways Service. This is the story of that boy who loved trains.
A fiction and self-help rolled into one, Koi Good News is exactly what you need to know about surviving an Indian marriage AND a pregnancy. Outrageously funny, this is the most hilarious book you'll read this year.
Amaya and Rohan meet online while playing scrabble and soon get chatting, enjoying each other’s company without the usual baggage face-to-face interactions bring. They become an integral part of each other’s lives even before they realize it, and decide to meet. What happens to their virtual relationship when they meet in the real world? Can texting really be the key that unlocks the heart?
Mild-mannered Vijay is the perfect Indian husband - responsible and predictable. Well, at least he was, until he decided to turn Farmer! Vijay's unsuspecting wife Yashodhara is caught off guard when, tired of the rigours of city life, he actually rents land and starts dairy farming! Will these earnest but insulated city-dwellers be able to battle the various difficulties that come with living a farmer's life?
Inspired from the author's personal experiences of living here for nearly two decades, after having moved from Kolkata, and being a spectator to the rapid development of the village into what it is today, Gurgaon Diaries is a humorous peek at the workings of this modern-day village and how the Millennium City is a paradox in itself.