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Generation 14

Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Generation 14, Zubaan Penguin, Rs 295, paperback, ISBN 81-89884-06-9 I’ve been meaning to review this book for a while, not least because it claims (with justice) to be the first full-fledged sci fi novel published in India … Continue reading

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The World of the Game

To continue my thread of posts on games. As you can see the debate is hotting up, and Deepak has weighed in with his considered opinion. Deepak Sharma, for those of you who don’t know him, is the artist of … Continue reading

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Black Tongue

Anjana Basu, Black Tongue, India Ink 2007, paperback, ISBN 81-86939-32-6, Rs 295 Continuing the theme of service and servants, here is Black Tongue by Anjana Basu, a quietly savage book that weaves a tale of betrayal and deception around Maya, … Continue reading

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Driving Us Crazy

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Harper Collins India, hardback, ISBN 978-81-7223-745-5, Rs 395 On Monday, I was driving home from karate at about 9pm. The Jadavpur Thana crossing was jammed as usual, and I was waiting for the lights to … Continue reading

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Derangements

Rajorshi Chakraborti, Derangements, Harper Collins, Rs 295, ISBN 978-81-7223-765-3 So onward and upward with the reviews. Rajorshi (one hesitates to call him Raj for reasons that will become apparent) visited Calcutta a week before I left for Edinburgh, where (as … Continue reading

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Lunatic in My Head

Anjum Hasan, Lunatic in My Head, Zubaan Penguin 2007, paperback, ISBN 8-18-988405-0, Rs 295/- To continue my review binge. Anjum is my fellow shortlistee from Crossword, but we were friends before that. She and her partner Zac* came to the … Continue reading

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Filming

Tabish Khair, Filming: A Love Story, Picador India 2007, hardback, ISBN 978-0-330-41922-2, Rs 495/- Right, so I’d better try to catch up on my review queue. There were two books about films (more or less) in the Vodafone Crossword Shortlist. … Continue reading

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