Book Review: A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor

Narrated in vignettes, altering fluidly between the past and the present, the novel poignantly encapsulates the angst of a middle class young girl, desirous of breaking free the manacles of societal and filial expectations. A Bad Character – the voice of the 21st century Delhi Elucidated as the voice of the twenty-first century Delhi, A…

Book Review: Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali

Traversing hurdles created by publishers in Britain, this book’s publication was made possible by none other than Virginia Woolf. First published in 1940, the book gained immediate prominence and acclaim in India, only to be lost and re-found in post-partition India. Set in pre-partition India, the novel conjures a magical world of Old Delhi, “delves…