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I read this book close to 14 years back but I still recommend it to all and sundry. It is probably because I am a sucker for intergenerational family sagas and because this one is set in Tamil Nadu during the turbulent period of India in the late 19th century (1899-1947). This David Davidar's first book and one of his best till date, this is not a heavy read but the world that David creates is one which is worth getting lost in. #throwback #throwbackthursday #throwbackbookthursday #book #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booklover #booknerd #bookworm #bookish #bookshop #bookmark #indianwriting #booklove #bookcover #fiction #indianfiction

Happy author! . . . A deeply unsettling and provocative story about the hunger for money, power, and sex, Richa Lakhera’s Hungry Gods. . will take the readers to the underbelly of the film industry, corporates, and power centres. . . . Order your copy now! . . . . . . . #richalakhera #hungrygods #indianreaders #indianfiction #indianauthors #indianbooks #rupapublications #fiction #bestauthors #newbookreleases #newbookalert #newbookontheblock #money #power #booksofinstagram #india #Bookstagram #igreads #bibljo #bibliophiles #bookbloggers

Hey guys! Thank you for sending in so many questions. I will be answering some of them here. 😀 As for the contest- I will be selecting my favourite 10 entries and will be announcing the winners after Sunday (22-07-18). So here we go! #AskKhyati #KalithOriginOfTheKingsNine #IndianAuthor #AuthorKhyati #Kalith #Fiction #IndianFiction #Bookstagram #Book #Novel

The illicit happiness of other people- Manu Joseph He writes women well and at the same time pretty badly. He does accurately display the myriad concerns and minor burdens that women need to have to survive in our society,but at the same time reduces them merely to people preoccupied solely with preventing sexual assault or societal shaming. Coming to the novel as a whole, amazing character studies. The plot is a bit contrived and somehow not that essential to the book. It's the way he explores the family that makes you empathise with both the parents ,the little brother and the little girl who adored the main character who's no longer there. Would give a lukewarm recommendation. It's a wonderful exploration of characters in Suburban india. #manujoseph #theillicithappinessofotherpeople #fiction #novels #books #stories #bookdragon #wordshavepower #indianfiction

Contest Alert! #AskKhyati Here is your chance to send in your questions and ask me about anything and everything! 1) Write down a question that you want to ask me. 2) Send your question to me on Instagram and Facebook. I will be reading all the questions and will be selecting as many as 10 questions to answer. As many as 10 lucky winners will win unique Amazon coupon codes for 20% off on the paperback version of the book on Amazon.in The contest ends on next Sunday (22-07-18) at midnight. #AskKhyati #KalithOriginOfTheKingsNine #IndianAuthor #AuthorKhyati #Kalith #Fiction #IndianFiction #Bookstagram #Book #Novel

I love all bookshops and libraries. Stepping into one means stepping into multiple worlds - known and unknown. Browsing for that one book (or many) which will give meaning to that evening or that week is something I keenly look forward to. All those beautiful books offering a glimpse into their authors' lives, worlds, views, feelings - captured into words for us readers to discover, to laugh with or cry at, to be inspired by or to be agitated on the injustices ... ... it's incredible! 📚 . 📚 Kinokunia, Dubai holds a special place in my heart as it has a whole shelf stocked with Indian fiction. When you are away from your home country, you visit and revisit your roots through books from your own land- to know and to understand what has changed and what has been constant for times immemorial. Many of my favourite books and authors are on this shelf, including Diary of a Cambridge Loafer by @lavanya_malhotra1 It is fictionalised account of an Indian student in a U.K. university, written in a manner only someone just out of teens can- fun, romance, sarcasm, irreverent, at times surprisingly mature. In case you can't make it to Kinokunia, it's available on Amazon as well (link in bio). 📚 . #bookstore #books #author #kinokuniadubai #dubaimall #mydubai #diaryofacambridgeloafer #expat #youngadultfiction #fiction #humour #kinokuniya #indianauthors #indianfiction @kinokuniyadubai #shelfie #booksforever #diary #diaryofastudent #favouriteauthors #indianstudents #authorsofinstagram #readersofdubai #writersofdubai #studentlife #unilife #cambridge #universityofcambridge #trinitycollege #medicalschool @cambridgeuniversity @trincollcam #authorsofcambridge

"We'll always have each other to come back to." -- Recently finished reading this book and I was pleasantly surprised. A detailed review and a discussion on it will be up on our YouTube channel today. Stay tuned! On a different note, we went to Starbucks a few days ago and were not very happy with their basic cold coffee. Safe to say, won't be going there again. Which is your favourite coffee/tea place? - Guncha -- #bookish #bibliophile #booksindelhi #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #booked #indianbookstagrammer #readersofinstagram #bookcover #booksofinstagram #indianbookblogger #bookblogger #ourreadinglife #booknerd #bookaddict #thestoryofalongdistancemarriage #siddheshinamdar #novel #indianauthor #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookclub #bookblog #bookaddict #indianfiction #bookandcoffee #mondayvibes #bookreview #igreads #starbucks

"They had mouths only to keep shut, hands only to make obeisance, knees only to bend and kneel, backs only to bend, and bodies only to shrink before the authorities." - Poonachi, Perumal Murugan ---- Recently finished reading this truly unusual book which on the surface is pretty straightforward but is also a comment on our society. - Akshita ---- We will be putting up a detailed review and discussion of the book on our YouTube channel tomorrow. Stay tuned. ---- #perumalmurugan #poonachi #bibliophile #indianauthors #indianbookstagram #booknerd #indianbookblogger #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #bookblogger #bookish #bookworm #bookstagram #booksandtea #instabooks #instaquotes #sundayvibes #sundayfunday #booklove #bookaddict #bookgram #chaigram #indianfiction #booklover #readersofig #bookreview #ourreadinglife #recommended #igreads

On a day framed with the early promise of specifically 'Poona' weather, I'm finally getting down to Easterine Kire's 'Son of the Thundercloud'. I've been wanting to read this for a while now. After just the initial few pages, it's clear I ought to have gotten around to it sooner. Nestled within light rain and the warmth of words, in a lane where the leaves all go 'whooo' ~ #ThisWritersLife #EasterineKire #IndianFiction #IndianWriter #Words #Bookstagram #Bookshelf #Homegrown #BooksOfInstagram #WritersNetwork #RainyDays #Literature

30 years ago, Namita Gokhale introduced the world to Paro - wild, impulsive, and far ahead of her times. And in 2011, she resurrected Paro's best friend/arch nemesis Priya in another novel. I found both of them interesting, easy yet thought-provoking reads, but was left dissatisfied. Now, I really admire Ms. Gokhale's writing. I think she should be read and discussed a lot, lot more. The comfortable way she tosses words around, creates scenes and plays with descriptions, outstanding. Her 'Things to Leave Behind' is poetry within a novel. But these two novels... It was as if they set out to satirize the entire world around them, and ended up being caricatures of themselves. They are classic, biting satires on the page 3 world, politics, journalism, movies, and life in general. They contain every character possible - wanton woman, philandering husband, old flame, pseudo-ideological politician, gay son, a fake Naxalite, gold-diggers and sadistic people. It's got a semi-unpredictable, sometimes-riveting, often meandering storyline. There is very able handling of emotional, sexual, social tangles. Exciting promises, but somewhat unsatisfactory execution. The most exciting part is Paro. Sensual,seductive, unapologetic Paro, who teaches us to live life uninhibited. She's portrayed so well. And yet, like 99.9 percent of stories, she's made to suffer and pay her dues just because she dares to be her own person, a 'bad girl.' I hated that. Had so hoped this would be different. Again, I understand this is satire, but am still not convinced. However, books by women about women, especially South Asian, are my weakness. Will recommend for the diversity and boldness, flippant yet thoughtful storytelling. Also the marvellous way we can experience writing style changing over decades. #paro #priya #paropriya #namitagokhale #indianfiction #indiannovel #hibiscus #penguinbooks #seductress #vixen #juxtaposition #with #indianwoman #bharatiyanari #bookreview #bookstagram #readerforever #readingislove #readersofinstagram #readerlife #unapologetically #crazy #satire

Thousands of devotees come together to pull the 45 feet tall idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra. A perfect example of oneness. #JagannathRathYatra #IndianAuthor #AuthorAmish #IndianFiction #MythologicalFiction #Mythology #Novel #Book #Author

"Wavy Bob" celebration one more time! Book-signing ceremony arranged by dear friends Kiran, Sachin, Anand, Deepak, Kedar, and Sanjay! I am no star but feel like one, don't think there is anything more to earn..."Wavy Bob" has been receiving rave reviews... it's captivating; it compels you to read it until you reach the end; it shows a way to leading a fulfilling life... it's interesting to read "Wavy Bob" when you crave some real good reading... #indianfiction #india #indianliteratureinenglish #indianbooklovers #amazonbooks #amazonbookstore #pustakpeth #punebooklovers #punebookcafes #puneri #puneribooks #chetanbhagat #amishtripathi #durjoydatta #vikramseth

Vasudaivam Kuthumbakam. The world is my family. And it truly is when one observes the throngs of devotees pulling the chariots of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. #JagannathRathYatra #IndianAuthor #IndianFiction #Author #AuthorAshwin #AshwinSanghi #MysteryThriller #MythologicalFiction #Festival #IndianFestival #Celebration #Devotion #Prayer