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Book Review: The Queen of Jasmine Country, by Sharanya Manivannan

They say not to judge a book by its cover but there’s something quite alluring about book covers without a doubt. Some books catch my eye just by their cover and this was one such. And SSJ gifted it to me on our first meeting! That just makes it a bonus.

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Book Review: Sea Prayer, by Khaled Hosseini

When I heard Khaled Hosseini, one of my favorite authors, was going to release a new book, I was excited. I thought it would be one of his long novels in his expressive style. Instead I got a small 50 page illustrated book.

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Event: Poetry & Zee JLF – MahakaviKanhaiylalSethia Award for Poetry

Poetry is one of literature’s most effective and powerful art forms. Every year, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates this and recognises the best among India’s plethora of young and talented poets by announcing the MahakaviKanhaiyalalSethia Award for Poetry.

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Book Review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

It’s challenging enough to write a thriller from the perspective of a normal person, but to write it from the viewpoint of a woman diagnosed with agoraphobia is another level. There’s restrictions based on the fear, and society as we know it doesn’t always accept such a fear as normal, and by extension, the person as well, so that character involved in a crime brings other aspects into the picture.

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