Posts Tagged ‘ BookWag ’

The BookWag List 5: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 29, 2013
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MJ Main

1. India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha Perhaps the best book to have ever been written about independent India, India After Gandhi makes for compelling reading for anyone interested about the country. Rather than going overboard with statistics and cultural and social observations, Ramchandra Guha has taken a more anecdotal view while retelling history. The result…

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Book Review: The Travelogue as a Graphic Novel

March 27, 2013
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Jerusalem

Mention the word ‘travelogue’ and people tend to think in terms of a diary-like book, describing the author’s experiences in a place and those who lived there, generally with a background of the history and culture of the region thrown in. Well, Guy Delisle’s take on one of the holiest and most controversial cities in the word is…

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The BookWag List 4: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 22, 2013
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Road of Bones

1. Road of Bones by Fergal Keane When it comes to great battles of the Second World War, most people tend to focus on the likes of Dunkirk, Okinawa and Kursk. What not too many people know is that one of the most bloody battles of the conflict was actually fought in Kohima in 1944, over control…

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Review Round Up: The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi

March 20, 2013
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Main

Amish Tripathi’s conclusion of his Shiva trilogy has been one of the most discussed books of the year. But does it live up to the hype surrounding it? Well, Bookwag’s own review of The Oath of the Vayuputras will be up shortly. But in the meantime, some reviews of the book  have been coming in and…

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5 Books To Read on Shane Warne

March 13, 2013
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Main

He has been arguably the greatest leg spin bowler in cricket history. And also one of the game’s most controversial characters. He has bowled the ball of the century, revived the art of spin bowling  and set cricket records galore. He has been caught cheating on his wife, taking banned drugs and also consorting with…

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BookWag Review: Great Writer+ Great Cricketer = Great Book? Not really…

March 12, 2013
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Main3

The problem with literary labours of love is that they do tend to be a tad less than fair and/or objective,  and Gideon Haigh’s book on Shane Warne falls squarely into that category. “The finest cricket writer alive on the greatest cricketer of our era” is the tagline used to promote book, and while there…

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The BookWag List 2: 10 Books to Buy/Beg/Borrow and Read This Week

March 8, 2013
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Seven Deadly Sins Main

Wondering what to read? Allow the weekly BookWag List to help you out. It is a compilation of some of the greatest books ever written – carefully curated by our editors. Go, take your pick. And watch out for a new list every Friday. 1. Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh He…

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5 Stephen King Books for the Uninitiated

March 4, 2013
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Nightmares & Dreamscapes 2

There are way too many Stephen King stories you can enjoy and eventually grow to love. But for those of you who haven’t yet delved into King’s phenomenal mind, these are five books you will thoroughly enjoy. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself a new favourite author. cheap Wedding Dresses This is one of King’s…

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Book Review: A Brief History of the Great Moghuls by Bamber Gasciogne

March 1, 2013
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A Brief History of the Great Moghuls

Mention the words “history” and “Mughals” in the same sentence and  the image that springs to mind is that of “magisterial” tomes, contained detailed accounts of India’s former rulers – perfect for history lovers, just a bit forbidding for more mainstream readers who just want a flavour of the period and its personalities. Well, if…

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