By Ritwika Roy As a fan of both Jane Austen and Sayantani DasGupta’s fiction, reading Debating Darcy was inevitable, no matter the length of wait for Scholastic India to bring out an Indian edition. A YA contemporary re-imagining of arguably Austen’s most popular work, Pride & Prejudice, the characters are a diverse group of young … Continue reading Not A Review: Sayantani DasGupta’s Debating Darcy (2022)
A Book Review by Arthya Pandey
The coming-of-age story of a young elephant, whose desire to find his father takes the form of a hero's journey.
Every time she looks in the mirror, Ananya braces herself for the voices in her head that insist on calling her “Fat bitch” … The title of the book brings to mind the recurring dialogue of the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” But while the queen in the popular fairytale recognizes Snow White as her enemy, for Ananya, it is her own body
Written by Niveditha Subramaniam, Sowmya Rajendran Tulika Publishers, 2011, 104 pages, ISBN: 978-81-8146-855-0 By Ahona Das Mayil Will Not Be Quiet! by Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran, is the story of young Mayil Ganeshan who refuses to conform. It is a love letter to all young girls who, throughout their childhood and adolescent years, have … Continue reading Mayil Will Not Be Quiet!
Written by Devika Rangachari CBT, 2002, 120 pages, ISBN: 8170119286 By Ahona Das When Nalini finds out that her mother has been selected for a very prestigious research project that only few people ever get a chance in, her heart both fills with pride and breaks. The project is in Singapore and as a result … Continue reading When Amma Went Away