Book Review – – – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Austen’s writings always have a touch of romantic intrigue, positing atleast one character in an unstable relationship. Sense and Sensibility is no different in that regard, but it allows us a glimpse of harsh familial realities when wealth is in question. Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, are forced to leaveContinue reading “Book Review – – – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen”

Book Review — Rau by N.S Inamdar

Thank you Pan Macmillan India for sending me a copy of this book for review 🙂  N.S Inamdar’s Rau wonderfully captures the life and times of the great Peshwa Bajirao. It allows us deeper insight into the events that propelled the prosperity of the Maratha Empire. Bajirao’s role is monumental as he relentlessly pursues HindaviContinue reading “Book Review — Rau by N.S Inamdar”

Book Review — Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Kafka’s Metamorphosis takes us through the transformation of Gregor Samsa into a vermin. Said to be resemblant of Kafka’s very own life and relations with his family, Gregor soon realizes that his parents and sister are no longer the affectionate, understanding people he knew. On the one hand, trying to cope with this alien bodyContinue reading “Book Review — Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka”

Book Review — Sula by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison is a reflection of the cultural sensibilities of an African American community residing in Medallion during the 20th century. While the book is predominantly based off the lives of Nel and Sula, two childhood bestfriends, we are privy to how the society plays an important role in shaping them. This bookContinue reading “Book Review — Sula by Toni Morrison”

Book Review — A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenko

This collection by Yoshida Kenko marvels us from the start. Filled with musings on different topics, most of which have to do with death, nature or mannerisms, Kenko’s writing is imbued with cultural sensibilities. 51 pages long, it is split into paragraph or page long thoughts about people, their habits and the general course ofContinue reading “Book Review — A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenko”