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    Book Review: Two by Gulzar

    “We were One people. One parted. Now we are Two.” It is another story of the partition of India. Yet, this book is different from the rest. It is Gulzar’s voice. He speaks about partition, the people displaced, and their struggles to understand how a mere carving of a line could actually divide one nation into two- Hindustan and Pakistan. Originally written in Urdu, Two is a translation of the same by Gulzar himself. It is a short and crisp novella. Yet it manages to capture the right essence of the story that’s being told. And in Gulzar’s own words, “The length is immaterial; It is what I needed to…

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    Book Review: Immortal India by Amish

    The Shiva Trilogy followed by the Ramchandra series, has surely catapulted Amish to the list of popular Indian writers. He has come a long way, from his days as a debut writer with Immortals of Meluha. Today, Amish could be found on the invite list of almost all literary events. He is a public speaker and his opinions are sought in many forums across the country. Immortal India is his first non-fiction book. It is essentially a collection of his earlier published works in newspapers, speeches at various public events and debates that he has been part of. The book touches upon a range of topics, from LGBT, to freedom…