Tag Archives Salman Rushdie

The Lowland

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Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. But they are also opposites, with gravely different futures ahead of them. It is the 1960s, and Udayan--charismatic and impulsive--finds himself drawn to the Naxalite movement, a rebellion waged to eradicate inequity ...

Top Ten Tuesdays: Bookish Bucket List

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list a book-related bucket list. I am pretty sure most bloggers would have something similar or along these lines, but still in the hope that I have a single original thought in my head, I list my bookish bucket list. Start a library in ...

Meme: Six in Six

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I saw this meme over at The Bookworm Chronicles and decided this was the perfect way to showcase the books I read this year and loved or disappointed with. In this meme, I catalog books in chunks of sixes like so: Six new authors to me Abraham Verghese George R.R.Martin Alice Munro Jonathan Safran Foer Jo Nesbo Kishwar Desai Six authors I have ...

My First Top Ten Tuesday – Best Books of 2013 so far

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I have always enjoyed reading about but never actually attempted these top ten memes for the simple reason that my distracted brain can never think of ten of anything. But today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list the Top Ten Books we’ve read so far in 2013. I’ve read ...

The Enchantress of Florence

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A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of ...

Teaser Tuesdays: The Enchantress of Florence

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The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie I just so love this quote from the book. I bookmarked it so I can share with you all. And the book? So far, I am in love with it. I love the wonderful setting of Akbar's Mughal era and Medici-era Florence. Simple magical, and yes, enchanting. As regards ...