Saturday, February 23, 2019
Her poems are a beautiful expression of feelings and thought, which we all connect with somehow but never able to put in words with equal ease; her short stories tell us tales of what we see around in everyday life albeit in such a way that even the ordinary...
Author- Salman Rushdie Even before you start this novel, you are aware that it is an important book. The status of Salman Rushdie as a writer has hardly waned, despite the disappointments of his last two novels, and his status as a totemic figure for those who support freedom of expression in...
While growing up, we all were asked what we want to become in life. Some answered ‘Pilot’, some ‘Doctor’ and some ‘Scientist’. However, our protagonist for this article would often put his parents in stress, answering ‘Everything’ to the question. Today, his parents are not stressed at all, as...
Book Review - Sanchit Gupta Inspired by true events, this riveting narrative traces the lives of Safeena Malik, Deewan Bhat and Bilal Ahanagar, three childhood friends who grow up in an atmosphere of peace and amity in Srinagar, Kashmir, until the night of 20 January 1990 changes it all. While Deewan is...
Author: Captain Rakesh Walia Patriotism and romance are one of the most pious, soul-stirring and vehement emotions known to mankind. Combining these in a story is a recipe for a book brimming with thrill and passion. The author Rakesh Walia comes up with such a book “Shaheen must die” which...
A famous name in the Dogri writers’ fraternity of present age, Vijaya Thakur is someone people only had good things to say about. One of the most active members of the fraternity, she graced almost each and everything related to literature. This little conversation that followed introduced to many...
Author- Rosie Thomas Spanning decades and moving from the stark beauty of the Welsh landscape to the Himalayas and Kashmir, this is a story of bravery, courage and love. Within one exotic land lie the secrets of a lifetime! Newlywed Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales for the first time in her...
Author: Kamini Kusum A lot of books, television shows and movies nowadays are taking on themes of women struggles, feminism and women empowerment. They depict journeys of strong-willed women to discover freedom and happiness, in order to be independent and break free from the shackles of a conservative society. One...
First thing first, in all these stories of Book House, I have never come across an author with so much of talent, energy, passion and dedication yet so grounded and humble in her words. This young lady from the city certainly has an edge to herself that is inimitable...
Author- Sten Widmalm This book investigates the factors that led to the breakdown of democracy and the rise of violent separatism in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1980s, and how the risk of a large-scale war has grown in South Asia in the 1990s. Solutions to this conflict need to be based...