The first Volume of Savarkar had already left me cogitabund and intrigued about what happened next. It was in 2020 that I read the first volume (reviewed here) and was eagerly waiting for Volume 2 ever since. And now when I finished it, I was again left with several thoughts stirring in my mind, some of which I am going to share today along with what I think about this book, Savarkar: A contested Legacy 1924 -1966 by Vikram Sampath.
We all did read and hear the stories in brief of the soldiers who fought bravely and laid their lives protecting the sovereignty of our country, but there were still some stories that we missed out on. Or at least the parts of it. I realised this when I read this book – Kargil : Untold Stories from the War by Rachna Bisht Rawat. I picked this book randomly from a book store intrigued by its title.
I guess we all know who S. Jaishankar is. Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India. He’s been quite popular recently with his witty and strong responses along with excellent diplomatic decisions in foreign relations. It was a perfect opportunity to know his views in depth and the book “The India Way” provided just that.
! As life unfolds all the mysteries and events, his path sways away from that girl, Estella and turns towards something drastically opposite but meaningful.
I had heard the name of Ruskin Bond many times here and there but never got as intrigued about his work, as I did recently. Especially when it was mostly said that how his stories were worth reading for children and adults alike. So, one day while I was at the book store, I decided …
Picked this book up at random from a store at Delhi Book Fair. I had no idea about the author or about this book, bought it totally on a hunch and a mention that it was shortlisted for Booker Prize 1997. Of course, the title The Underground Man and it’s cover looked interesting enough to me to give this book a shot.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita, an ocean of knowledge, is a guide to life. It tells you everything you need to know to lead a peaceful and meaningful life. It’s definitely not easy to achieve the level of tranquility or control which this scripture aims at but it’s certainly not impossible if you start practicing right now …
So I picked up this book at random from a bookstore because the title “The Catcher in the Rye” was interesting and I was told that it was a good book. I like classics and old books, a lot. I like the way they transport you in an era you could never see in real. …
My first assumption after reading the title of the book Reason and Reform authored by Bibek Debroy and Diwakar Jhurani, was, that it probably discusses about the reforms happened in India since Independence and the reasons behind them. We all know what “Reform” means. Reform by definition means Change that is made to a social system, an organization, etc. in order to improve or correct it. My assumption wasn’t wrong, however, this book is certainly not about, just that.
The book The Epic of Mount Everest, authored by Sir Francis Younghusband, who himself was the promoter and instigator of the first four assaults (as they called it) on the mountain, wrote this book on behalf of the Mount Everest Committee as a condensed volume of the three books previously written and published – Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921; The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922; and The Fight for Everest, 1924.