Aug 112021

Review: Torn Apart – The Partition of India, 1947

Torn Apart by UK based Swapna Haddow is a simple, heart-rending story of what happened in 1947. Experiencing the fresh scars of partition, our protagonists, a rich Muslim boy Ibrahim and Amar, a poor Hindu street kid, are united by fate and circumstances.

Aug 012021

Review: Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame.

Meera unfortunately and obviously had no say in this misogynistic practice of forced child marriage and abides by the orders that she had been given. She moves in with her in-laws and husband at the tender age of thirteen.

May 132021

Queen of Fire by the brilliant historian Devika Rangachari is the third in the ‘Queens’ series and unfolds the tale of the feisty, bold Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi. I was intrigued when I got it as unlike the other two queens Dida of Kashmir and Prithvi Mahadevi, who were lost in the pages of history, Rani of Jhansi was a rather well known queen. I wondered what else could I discover about her…

Apr 182021

Abbakka is your typical warrior princess in training, a skilled archer, fierce, courageous, witty and embodies an easily likeable character as the protagonist. A girl thirsty for any sort of adventure as she sets out into dangerous missions to track down spies in her seas. She accompanies her mother whom she has a strong bond with in stopping the firangis (Portuguese) from capturing their precious pepper crop.

Mar 112021

Review : A Clown for Tenali Rama

This book revolves around two children named Sivakka and Basava, a magical chisel and hammer, who went back in time to the famous city of Vijayanagar! It is a mix of adventure, magic, history and all three put together makes it a good read.