TWI Reviews : Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Anu Mahadev ‘Circling the Sun’ (Ballantine Books, 2015) is author Paula McLain’s masterpiece novel after her much acclaimed ‘The Paris Wife’. It centers around the courageous heroine, Beryl Markham, who will go down in the history books as the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. This book however, is the early part…

TWI Reviews : Only in Darkness Can You See The Stars by Santosh Bakaya

Lopa Bannerjee Author: Dr. Santosh Bakaya Publisher: Vitasta Publishing, 2019  ‘Although King returned from his voyage of discovery to India, highly inspired, rested and recuperated, he realized that America’s self-discovery was half-hearted, lackadaisical and floundering. White America had hardly begun to realize the all-pervasive malaise that had crept into the white psyche of stunning the…

TWI Review: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Reviewed by Ashini J. Desai There have been many adaptations and reinterpretations of Jane Austen’s, Pride and Prejudice. The timeless essence of her characters has easily lent themselves our modern world; even the Kardashian family with their drive for fortune as steered by their mother/manager has been compared to the Bennets. Austen’s influence and characters are everywhere, and we know…

TWI Review: Schizophrene by Bhanu Kapil

Reviewed by Anu Mahadev Bhanu Kapil is no stranger to the world of immigration, fragmentation, the resulting experiences in a new land, the concept of a land left behind – neither place can be called home, or perhaps both can. Exile and diaspora is not entirely a new concept as far as Asian-American literature is…

TWI Reviews – Poornima Laxmeshwar’s ‘Thirteen’

Poornima Laxmeshwar’s ‘Thirteen’, a collection of thirteen prose poems, is a cardigan of memories knitted from simple observations and conversations unique to one’s own home and surroundings. A synaethesia of colours and textures etched in a technicolour that refuses to fade away. They depict the transformation of a child’s musings into a mature perspective.  …