Book Review — Titu Mir by Mahasweta Devi

Titu Mir, son of a farmer Nisar Ali is a righteous and willful lad. Since childhood, he has been running wild, helping others with no regard for the danger it might put him in. His family’s expectations of him carrying forward his father’s legacy are crushed when he chooses another life path. Titu goes onContinue reading “Book Review — Titu Mir by Mahasweta Devi”

Book Review — The Pearl by John Steinbeck

“It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough, and you must be very tactful with the Gods.” – John Steinbeck, The Pearl Kino, a Mexican diver is the protagonist of the novel who being subjected to social injustice, comes to learn theContinue reading “Book Review — The Pearl by John Steinbeck”

Book Review — Candide by Voltaire

Candide overwhelmed by the words of his mentor Pangloss, gets swept up in a chain of events which ultimately result in a constant shift of landscapes, as he moves from one place to another in search of his loved ones. Having absorbed the notion of cause and effect, he rationalizes all the happenings around him to the wayContinue reading “Book Review — Candide by Voltaire”

Book Review — Around The World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg is an extraordinary man. He is rarely daunted by the potholes in his way and equipped with a steadfast determination, attains what he so wishes. During a game of whist, a casual conversation turns to a challenge which sends Mr. Fogg on an adventure around the world within eighty days. Needless to say,Continue reading “Book Review — Around The World in 80 Days by Jules Verne”

Book Review — Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women follows the life of a family smiling their way through poverty and war in a materialistic society. Four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – with their unique, and at times conflicting, personalities strive to make their mother and neighbors happy; be it charity or socializing with the quiet Laurie.Continue reading “Book Review — Little Women by Louisa May Alcott”