A Tale Within A Tale

A Tale Within A Tale

The Last Kaurava, Kamesh Ramakrishna.   Frog Books, 2015, 536 pages. The Mahabharata is an epic tale of tales stacked one onto another like Russian babushka dolls, woven against the dramatic meta-tale of feuding families in ancient northern India. There are no...
In the Wake of a Tragedy

In the Wake of a Tragedy

WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER by Pia Padukone. Harlequin Mira. harlequin.com piapadukone.com  Available in paperback, digital book. 269 pages. $14.95. Karom Seth should be dead by now, three times over. Throughout his life, he dodged one disaster after another, through...
Tea Estate Tales

Tea Estate Tales

The setting: a rambling colonial mansion in small town in Northeastern India and later a rambling mansion in a tea estate; the characters: a young woman whose stars are misaligned, or so they told her and a dashing young man educated in Britain; the times:...
Painting a Tale

Painting a Tale

Tiger Hills is a story of familiar themes set in extraordinary settings. Spanning over 60 years in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries in colonial south India, the novel rests heavily on the splendor of the Coorg hills in Karnataka. If Kerala is God’s own country,...
The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness

In the non-fiction Beautiful Thing, Sonia Faleiro offers up a rare and fascinating account of Bombay’s dance bars through a raw, honest and, at times, heart wrenching story of Leela, the protagonist who is a bar dancer. Faleiro follows the life of Leela and a cast of...