THINGS FALL APART- CHINUA ACHEBE (1958)

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things Fall Apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. -W.B. Yeats, “The Second Coming”   A detailed insight into pre and post colonial life in late 19th century Nigeria,

APPRENTICED TO A HIMALAYAN MASTER- SRI M (2010)

The Himalayas with their lush green forests, the fresh scent of pine and cedars, the Himalayas with their snow-capped magnificent mountains, the Himalayas with their meandering roads and unfrequented valleys, the Himalayas, the locus origins of yoga itself, have often attracted curious travellers, adventurers, nature-enthusiasts and most of all, the spiritually inclined souls.

MRS. DALLOWAY- VIRGINIA WOOLF (1925)

“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” A book taking us into one day in the life of a woman is what it says it is but Mrs. Dalloway is anything but simple. It is set at a time post World War 1 in London.

THE BLUEST EYE- TONI MORRISON (1970)

“ My eyes. My blue eyes. Let me look again   See how pretty they are.   Yes. They get prettier each time I look at them.   They are the prettiest I’ve ever seen   Really ?   Oh, yes.   Prettier than the sky?   Oh, yes. Much prettier than the sky.  …

The Spy- Paulo Coelho (2016)

The voice of Mata Hari speaks through Paulo Coelho’s book, “The Spy”, revealing a version of her most of us have never seen…

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER- CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1892)

“It is the strangest yellow, that wallpaper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw- not beautiful ones like buttercups, but old foul, bad yellow things.” A 19th century psychological Gothic horror story, without any actual ghosts, The Yellow Wallpaper invokes very despairing fright in the minds of the readers. The…