Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Bhimsen


★★★☆☆ Bhimsen is an interesting take on Mahabharata from Bhima’s POV. The book strips all the characters of their divinity and magic and are presented as normal human beings. The realism, and the description of the war scenes are outstanding. … Continue reading

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Incarnations: India in 50 lives


★★★★☆ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25810355-incarnations Super book on Indian history. Brings into focus a lot of people, whose stories often get missed while writing about India’s history. Some of the interesting stories that I liked or were completely new to me are – … Continue reading

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Avatar: The Last Airbender


Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise ★★★★☆ Brings out the complexity in Yu Dao, a post-war Fire nation colony, pretty well. The story build up, the conflict and the eventual resolution were pretty good. Avatar: The Last Airbender – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar


★★★★☆ Source – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1821010921?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 The above book is a collection of essays that he wrote, so it is not a book as such but a collection of his articles. I first started reading about Ambedkar ~2011 from here – http://pragati.nationalinterest.in/wp…. It really … Continue reading

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Elzeard Bouffier and Andrzej Bobiec


★★★★★ Recently I was reading this brilliant story called ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ by Jean Giono. It tells the story of a man who single-handedly regrows a forest in the valley at the foothills of Alps. It is the story … Continue reading

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Reviews of: Chanakya’s Chant


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ Ashwin Sanghi tries his hand at a political thriller. He narrates two stories parallely in alternate chapters, one of the historical Chanakya and how he aided Chandragupta to become the emperor of Bharat and the … Continue reading

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Reviews of: India After Gandhi (book)


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★☆☆ A good compilation of post independence Indian history by Ramachandra Guha. It also gives a good perspective to understand present day India. The book is rich in detail and the writing style of Guha is … Continue reading

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Reviews of: Clash of Civilizations


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: ★★★★★ A brilliant book by Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist from Harvard, on the geopolitics of the coming century. We have had many books in favour of the concept of the world becoming a global … Continue reading

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