College is a step to adult life and also the best time of life. Some novels can send you right back to school season. Some nostalgic reads are 'The Incendiaries' by R.O. Kwon, 'The Secret History' by Donna Tartt, 'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith, 'Dear Committee Members' by Julie Schumacher, 'Possession' by A.S. Byatt, and 'My Education' by Susan Choi.
Michelle Obama has great taste in not only fashion but books too. The book recommendations on top of her list are Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, Educated by Tara Westover, and Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.
No Laughing Matter: The Ambedkar Cartoons 1932-1956 by Unnamati Syama Sundar archives cartoons published in English media on Dr B R Ambedkar in post-independence years. The book shows how many popular cartoonists in the country used casteist and sexist ideas and visual symbols to portray Ambedkar who was trying to lay the foundation of the country.
India's 73rd independence day rather controversial with the abrogation of Article 370. The times require a better understanding of freedom. Some books to do that are Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam, Girl At War by Sara Novic, and Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga.
The 90s are nostalgia for many. Several popular Hollywood films were adapted from books written by female writers. Some of those popular books are 'The House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende, 'Emma' by Jane Austen, 'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel, 'Harriet the Spy' by Louise Fitzhugh, and 'The First Wives Club' by Olivia Goldsmith.
A new book “The Extraordinary Life and Death of Sunanda Pushkar" by journalist Sunanda Mehta draws material from personal archives, interviews and investigation across continents on the life and death of her friend Sunanda Pushkar. The 46-year-old Pushkar who was married to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was found dead in her hotel room in January 2014.