Here areÂ some of the books we plan to review on the SearchIndia.com blog in the coming weeks and months.
By Simon Montefiore
This is a work of fiction unlike Simon Montefiore’s earlier works. We’ve started reading this book and like it so far.
We loved the author’s first book on Stalin, which covers the later years of the dictator’s life.
The Toss of a Lemon
By Padma Viswanathan
The multigeneration fictional story of a Tamil Brahmin family starting with the young widow Sivakami.
Some of the Amazon reviewers love the book but the NYT reviewer wasn’t too pleased. Here’s the last sentence of theÂ NYT review – Padma Viswanathan has real talent, but before she can take full advantage of it, sheâ€™ll need to find a compass.
Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation
By Nandan Nilekani
Nandan Nilekani is one of the founders of Indian IT services firm Infosys. It’ll be interesting to see what Nandan Nilekani has to say on India.