Editor’s Pick : September 2020

Editor's Pick : September 2020

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“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul.” – Peggy Tony Horton

Come September and the weather begins to change, the winds change their courses and the sun turns mellow. Autumn brings about the season of festivals around the world and it’s a great time to indulge into some meaningful reading. We have handpicked some of this month’s amazing new releases for you to read. 

Cheers to more reading!

The Most Notorious Jailbreakers – by Abeer Kapoor

Haven’t all of us gaped at movies involving elaborate jailbreak plans? Abeer Kapoor is a journalist and has done extensive research to present in this book sixteen of such extensive and interesting plans. Did you know about India’s most notorious conman Natwarlal who was sentenced 113 years of jail time in total by various courts. Read this book for such insightful stories. 

Rumble In a Village – By Luc Leruth with Jean Dreze

What happens when an ex-villager returns from London to settle some property matters and gets involved in a murder, village politics and a lot more? You have to read this intense novel to know more. 

Luc Leruth is a mathematician and lives in India like is co-author Jean Dreze, a statistician. 

Night Of The Restless Spirits – By Sarbpreet Singh

India hasn’t forgotten the monumental massacre of 1984, the Delhi riots that took away countless lives and shattered families. Stories from that era that will fill your hearts and make you ponder on life in India and in general – written poignantly by Sarbpreet Singh. He is a writer and presenter of the podcast ‘The Story of Sikhs’. 

The Heart Asks Pleasure First – By Karuna Ezara Parikh

Karuna is a poet, writer and widely known activist. This is her debut novel featuring a very intriguing love story between two migrant students from Indian and Pakistan respectively. Is the plot cliched? No, because it involves a lot more than just being a love story. A story of migration and settling is never easy to write, but Karuna has made it to the mark. 

Murder Milestone – By Salil Desai 

If you were waiting for #4 in the Inspector Saralkar Mystery series by Salil Desai, here you go, it has arrived. Salil has been hugely popular with this thriller series and this is bound to be a treat for the readers of Indian thrillers. We are waiting to find out the adventures of Inspector Saralkar once again. 

The Wall – By Gautam Bhatia

Science Fiction by Indian writers is yet a minority in genres and The Wall by Gautam Bhatia is a welcome addition to that. The Wall tells the story of a city that is surrounded by a wall and nothing goes beyond or the civilisation might crumble. Sounds intriguing, like the beginning of a roller coaster ride. 

Twilight in a Knotted World – By Siddhartha Sarma 

Siddhartha Sarma is a historian, journalist and recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award for his debut novel in children’s literature. In this third novel, he explores central India in the British era which was mostly neglected by the rulers in Calcutta. I’m very eager to read this one as I admire historical fiction. 

Queeristan – By Parmesh Shahani

Parmesh Shahani is an advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQIA rights in the corporate world and this is his second book. There are stories and snippets of how the corporate world took a lot of time to include LGBTQIA rights and this book becomes aa memoir-cum-manifesto of the issue. 

Troubled Blood – By Robert Galbraith

I have been waiting for the next in the Cormoran Strike series and here’s the fifth one! Honestly, I’m an admirer of the writing, the characters and the plots, rest aside the sarcastic British humour from you-know-who. Absolutely on my TBR. 

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