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Book review: The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy

This is the briefest of takes –raves, rather — than a review. Just finished reading one of the most charming books that have come my way this year. Nilanjana Roy’s The Wildings. It’s a fable, there’s a moral or two in there somewhere and it’s very polished prose but ultimately, its the irresistible charm that…

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Book review: Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss

I defy any reader, any book lover, to walk past a cover like this without picking up the book. I did more than pick it up, of course. I took it home. Cat out of Hell by that Custodian of Good English, Lynne Truss, is that old fashioned thing: a book sans pretensions. It’s a good read…

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Book review: The Dalai Lama`s Cat by David Michie

The Dalai Lama`s Cat, a novel by David Michie. Hayhouse publishers. After a mercifully brief spell of picking up books that were less than enthralling, I`m back on track, thanks be. The Dalai Lama`s Cat is another treasure I have come to a bit late. But if there`s one thing this book teaches me, it…

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Photo Feature: Cats of Turkey

             Cats of Turkiye, a pictorial representation All pics by Sheila Kumar. All images subject to copyright.                                                                    …

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Book review: The Hundred Names of Darkness by Nilanjana Roy

Survival strategies The Hundred Names of Darkness, writer Nilanjana Roy’s second book in the cat series, makes a pitch for animals and humans to live peacefully together. Any sequel to a critically acclaimed novel comes with its own baggage, but Nilanjana Roy manages to manoeuvre her way through the inevitable obstacle path of expectations, to…

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Feature: The Nilanjana Roy Interview

    Journalist, book reviewer and author Nilanjana Roy’s `The Wildings` goes with sure tread  into animal territory, telling us the story of Mara and a brood of felines, cheels, crows, wild pigs; a whole caboodle of  creatures, each one more interesting than the other. It’s the old tale of Good versus Evil but told…

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