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Podcast #21

Book Review of The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath

A moving story of love and redemption set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault lines in Indo-Muslim culture, as it explores three generations of a family who move from being indentured labourers to wealthy business owners.

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‘The writing of Murder in Mahim was not easy, to say the least. I kept finding holes in my own story. How does he know that? Who led him to see that? Why does he say that? Each time, I had to work on a solution and then fit it in, as seamlessly as possible. I may be tempted again but it would need to be a huge temptation.’ Click here to read an excerpt of the email interview of Jerry Pinto with Indian Express.

You have the Diwan-i-Khaas-o-Aam in the Red Fort and here you can see raised platforms within the courtyard where the owner would have his own little durbars,” says Liddle, “To me, this is Shahjahanabad. In just one building you can see what Shahjahanabad was and what it’s become now.”’
Author and historian Swapna Liddle walks through the lanes of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, telling stories of war, murder, aspiration and devotion.

Book launch of Son of the Thundercloud by Easterine Kire at Tromsø, Northern Norway. Click here to view album.

Reviews

‘The book remains an essential read for anyone who wants to know firsthand about surviving a storm and emerging victorious. It also provides very minute information about Visa issues and immigration rules, divesting the reader of interest from the storyline at times.’ Book review of Perhaps Tomorrow – The Memoir of a Sri Lankan Housemaid in the Middle East by Pooranam Elayathamby with Richard Anderson.

‘A season for Martyrs by Bina Shah is a brilliant book which tells the history of Sindh, a province of Pakistan. She mixes myth with history and the personal with the political. She presents picture of Sindh by narrating past with its entire glorious spiritual, cultural and political heritage.’ Book review of A Season for Martyrs by Bina Shah.

‘But despite the grimness of its subject matter…this is in the end an unexpectedly optimistic book, one with sympathy and hope for the better side of human nature’ Book review of Murder in Mahim: A Novel by Jerry Pinto.

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