Book Review: The Shehnai Virtuoso and Other Stories by Dhumketu, Translated by Jenny Bhatt

When Dhumketu's first collection of short stories, Tankha, came out in 1926, it revolutionized the genre in India. Characterized by a fine sensitivity, deep humanism, perceptive observation, and an intimate knowledge of both rural and urban life, his fiction has provided entertainment and edification to generations of Gujarati readers and speakers.The Shehnai Virtuoso brings together... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong's protégée and lover--and a poster child for the Cultural Revolution--in this provocative, poignant novel from the bestselling author of A River of Stars.On the eve of China's Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a model revolutionary. When the Communist Party recruits girls... Continue Reading →

[Blog Tour]ARC Review: What Souls Are Made Of by Tasha Suri

Title: What Souls Are Made Of  Author: Tasha Suri Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Publication Date: July 5th, 2022  Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Goodreads Link Purchase Links: Amazon || Barnes and Noble || Blackwells || Book Depository As the abandoned son of a Lascar—a sailor from India—Heathcliff has spent most of his young life maligned... Continue Reading →

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