The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts

Ninth century. In Puduvai, a small town in what we now know as Tamil Nadu, young Kodhai is taught to read and to write by her adoptive father, a garland-weaving poet. As she discovers the power of words, she also realizes that the undying longing for a great love that she has been nursing withinContinue reading “The Queen of Jasmine Country by Sharanya Manivannan – Thoughts”

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts

I would’ve skimmed through this book, had I not been spending all of my free time obsessing over MDZS and The Untamed. But that’s a story for another day 🙂 I’m not a history buff as such, even though I love to live in my own nostalgia, but I can imagine how precious this bookContinue reading “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts”

Saris and the City by Rekha Waheed – Thoughts

I skim read this book, once I was half way through and realised I wasnt invested in the story or any of the characters at all. For me, that’s as good as DNF-ing the book. This book was one of the South Asian Reading Challenge backlist BOTM for February and I really wanted to likeContinue reading “Saris and the City by Rekha Waheed – Thoughts”

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – Thoughts

This was my last read of Jan 2020, and I’m glad I ended my reading month with this delightful and relevant book. Also, this would be my second book as part of the South Asian Reading Challenge pick this year, which I replaced for Scavenge the Stars, since I wasn’t able to get my handsContinue reading “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – Thoughts”