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Othappu: The Scent of the Other Side By Sarah Joseph

“ Othappu” had made a great impact on the readers especially female readers as the book is written in feminist point of view and written by a feminist called Sarah Joseph. In this book the portrayal of the female characters shows the real conditions of women in kerala especially in Christian community. The book dealing with the other side of the Christian faith written and translated by followers of the same faith. On the surface, othappu is the journey of an implusive young nun, who gets into the wrong vocation and then walks out of it, of a...

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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka’s Novella, the Metamorphosis is one of his well-known works, along with his novel, the trial. The Metamorphosis is a story of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning and missed the early train that he was required to take for a business trip and discovers that he had turned into an insect Kafka does not appropriately mention in the text that Samsa into a cockroach but slightly closer to that. The story fully describes about Samsa’s past life and present life. At first reading, it might seem that Samsa and his metamorphosis is...

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Lochinvar by SIR WALTER SCOTT

The story of young Lochinvar, a gallant knight, is really a stirring one and a well written one to summarize, we first see Lochinvar as he gallops upon his broadsword but wears no other weapon or armor. We are told he was hastening on with a fury of rush to the castle of Nether by because within Ellen was to be wed to the wrong man “a laggard in love, and a dastard in war”. His uninvited entry to the bridal hall caused quite the tumult, for Ellen’s father, ready to draw his sword, asked why he was there: was Lochinvar there to celebrate....

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“Princess” by Jean P Sasson

Princess is the story about ‘sultana’. The princess does not reveal her real name because it will ruin her life. Princess Sultana sent letter to author Jean Sasson, who is the author of the book “The Princess”. “Princess” is the trilogy called a “political rallying cry….” by publisher’s weekly. Circle paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert kingdom. Sultana wrote about her tragic experience in that letter. Sultana was ignored by her own father and brother. This is the reality in Saudi Arabia women are...

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Book Review – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The story is about a child, whose mother had died, that was sent to workhouse. Oliver was an innocent & pure boy when he was 11, he was tried to be sold from the workhouse as an Apprentice, but he escaped from them. In his way to London, he met a boy dodge and then he ended with Fagin, he be the leader of gang of thieves. Luckily, Oliver also found people who took good care of him and helped him with some problem. In my opinion, the novel is very entertaining and interesting and it makes the reader to read more. I liked the fact that...

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Book Review-”The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green

“My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations” If you can’t recognize this quote, then I can safely guess that you haven’t had the privilege of reading “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, or the pleasure of getting to know Augustus Waters. While the novel is funny, poignant and luminous, it also revolves around the complex questions about life and death through its chief characters – Flazel Grace and Augustus Waters. The novel revolves around Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, as she battles cancer. The 16 year old...

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Book Review – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

“Fanny Price” is the main character of the book. Most of the characters in this book show wealth, states and pleasure, other than their personal and moral costs. Fanny’s passive and proper nature makes her an ideal medium among all other characters. Fanny is the image of what a well-meaning girl in her place but she is not a heroine. She is small sacred and timid. She is often married by what she is doing or saying, constantly ready to read and react to the possible negative reactions of anyone around her. Fanny Price is considered as...

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Book Review – Arthamatra Hindu Matham-2 by Manjai Vasanthan

The book was a satire to Kavingnar Kannadhasan’s “Arthamulla Indhu Matham” Manjai Vasanthan’s this book not treatise on religion in general or Hinduism in particular. But his well versed knowledge in Vedic’s and histories reflect in this book. I specifically review this chapter (2) because I feel this strives my thought over religion ever more. The seems to ask question on believers, that do they know what the real purpose of religion is: ‘Do all the believers understand concept of “Upanishads” and “Geeta”? As we real on this chapter it is...

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Book Review – “Seven Steps Around the Fire” by Mahesh Dattani

The “seven steps around the fire” is a famous play. It deals about several themes like “Problem of Hijras” “Power of Politics”, “Weakness of a Women”. “Truth never dies” and so on. I am very impress about the character of “Uma Rao”. She only comes out the “truth of Kamala’s death as murder”. She was a brave women in this play and she support the hijras. But she was a normal wife to her husband, he was not give a equal rights to Uma and he always portrait as women are weaker section but she broke that statement and show the women are stronger...

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Book Review – Beloved-Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a...

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