The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey

In this second instalment of Sujata Massey’s Perveen Mistry Investigates series, we find Perveen embroiled in a case of conflicting interests. Sent on behalf of the British government, she is compelled to resolve the differences between the dowager queen and the mother of the future ruler of Satapur about the schooling of the prince. ButContinue reading “The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey”

A Flutter in the Colony by Sandeep Ray

Sandeep Ray’s historical fiction narrates the story of a young couple who make their way from newly-independent India to a town in Malaya. In a manner befitting the cadence of his writing, the author introduces us to the highly turbulent environments of Bengal and Malaya, as the respective regions grapple with communal tensions and theContinue reading “A Flutter in the Colony by Sandeep Ray”

Book Review — A Murder on Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Sujata Massey’s historical fiction, A Murder on Malabar Hill takes us through pre-Independence India, positing Parveen Mistry as the first female solicitor in 1920’s Bombay. Working at her father’s law firm, Mistry Law, Perveen dives neck deep into the family matters of the Farid widows, who having lost their husband, Mr. Omar Farid know not what’s in storeContinue reading “Book Review — A Murder on Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey”