BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Far Field

Madhuri Vijay

An elegant, epic debut novel that follows one young woman’s search for a lost figure from her childhood, a journey that takes her from Southern India to Kashmir and to the brink of a devastating political and personal reckoning.In the wake of her mother’s death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to …

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5 Essential Books to Read for International Women’s Day (and every other day)

5 March 2019

We are getting close to the 8th of March which is not only a day celebration but also an occasion to talk about what we can do to create a fairer, more balanced world.  And we can’t think of a better way to reflect on our past, present and future than by immersing ourselves in a good book. In our roundup, we’ve included some contemporary reads and an educational, informative and important book: ‘Vagina a re-education’. A fierce rallying cry for women. All have the power to move, challenge, inspire and teach us about the sheer diversity of women’s experiences and the struggles we face. http://b …