Category Archives: Book Reviews

BY Vani IN Book Reviews

An Ode to Bharatanatyam: ‘Rasia’ is a Heady Mix of Love & Jealousy

Vani via Quint Born and brought up in the United States, ballet dancer, Vatsala Pandit is young, talented and free-spirited. She is also volatile in her...

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Their World is Shrouded in Silence: Author of Book on Bar Dancers

Vani via Quint At thirteen, Munia has just had her first period when her so-called father sells her off to Babulal Dadua, headman of their bedia community –...

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Beyond ‘Futbol’ & ‘Mishti’, a ‘Complete’ Book on Bengalis

Vani via Quint (This article is also available to read on Quint) “The Bengali is at once an existentialist delight and nightmare, cast in perpetual drama,”...

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How to Travel ‘Light’: An Author Pens a Journey Through Depression

This article is also available to read on Quint: https://goo.gl/UwALrj July 2007, a young man opens his eyes to find himself tied to a hospital bed. “You...

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Jayaraman’s ‘Who Me, Poor?’ Tells Stories of the Broke Millennial

Vani via Quint A couple of days ago, a friend of mine suggested that we go out for lunch to Barbeque Nation – not the first...

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