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thea-block
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Mehso-so

This is an interesting book about three sisters on a pilgrimage of sorts to India to honor their mother‘s last wishes. It covers so many subjects related to Indian women - sexism, tradition, culture, emotional@abuse, infanticide, familial expectations, etc.

Honestly I almost bailed on this one because the characters had no redeeming qualities for the first 3/4 of the book. I‘d rather read the sequel to this, if it existed.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Abailliekaras
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New episode of ‘Books on the Go‘ is up! 🎧 ‘When I Hit You ‘ -by @meenakandasamy - every bit as searing as they said; virtuosic - one of my books of the year. ❤️

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rrkreader
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This comment seems to be referring to people who, as my friend once said, go on spiritual shopping, people, who go shopping for gurus & spiritual experiences. Who hasn't? In this age of turmoil, pain & desperation??

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rrkreader

"Meera understood how important it is to have a Guru. Most knowledge you can pick up from somewhere, but until you put it into practice, it remains as a mere intellectual understanding. The Guru forces you to learn it, he rubs your face into the ground until you learn it, if he is a real Guru."

There are also comments on modern age "gurus", fascinating!

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cjk
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Engrossing. Drives home that I have a lot to be grateful for, and to have a more positive outlook. #grateful

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TheSpineView
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MamaGina
A Necessary Evil | Abir Mukherjee
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Meanwhile in Calcutta 🇮🇳...

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Karisa
Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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Written in 1913, but still resonates today. #Poetry

AkashPhoenix Read Tagore's Nationalism and his thoughts and ideas are still deeply thought provoking! 2d
Karisa @AkashPhoenix Hooray! Someone who understands. Love that about Litsy! Adding Nationalism to my reading list. Thank you! 🤗 2d
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Imthiaz
Great Indian Novel | Shashi Tharoor
Mehso-so

I did liked the book at first, there was a thriller type feel to it. But as it go on it transformed to a boring opinionated Indian history book with name of characters changed. The initial consistency of characters get lost in the later pages of the book. Any way Mr. Tharoor is somewhat successful in taking Mahabharata, the great Indian epic into the Times of Indian indipendence struggle.