Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is one of the foremost poets and philosophers of India. However, he was an excellent author of prose too. This collection of his contains ten stories, and virtually all of them showcase his genius. The collection begins with his most famous and anthologized story, Cabuliwallah, where an Afghan seller of dryfruits … Continue reading Literature of India: Stories from Tagore (1918)
Signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2020 hosted by Karen K @ Books and Chocolate. If you are interested in classics or want to challenge yourself, sign up before the 31st of March. Details here.
This year, I am again signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge @ Books and Chocolate. And will link-up the books read in this post itself.Well, the 31st of December has dawned, and I have been able to complete only six of the 12 categories. Here are the books read:1. A 20th century classic … Continue reading Back to the Classics Challenge 2018
I have completed the minimum requirement of six categories in the BACK TO THE CLASSICS challenge hosted @ Books and Chocolate. I hope to do better in the next year.1. A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.2. A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Close Quarters by Michael Gilbert (1947)3. A classic … Continue reading Wrap-Up: Back to the Classics 2017
Signing-Up for the 2017 edition of the Back to the Classics challenge, hosted @ Books and Chocolate.I'll try to read books in as many categories as possible:1. A 19th century classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.2. A 20th century classic - any book published between 1900 and 1967. Just like last year, all … Continue reading Reading Challenge: Back to the Classics
I have completed 10 categories out of a total of 12 (which means I get two entries), in the Back to Classics 2016 challenge hosted by Karen K @ Books and Chocolate.Here are the classics read:1. A 19th Century Classic - any book published between 1800 and 1899.THE GREAT TONTINE by HAWLEY SMART (1881)2. A … Continue reading Challenge Wrap-Up: Back to Classics 2016
Last year, I had challenged myself to read 2 books by Victor Hugo: Les Miserables andNinety Three. While I was able to read the first one, I couldn't quite manage the second one. This year, I was determined that it be the first read of the year for me and I am glad that it … Continue reading First Read: Ninety Three by Victor Hugo
I am signing up for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 hosted @ Books and Chocolate. If you like classics too, you could sign-up over here.
Signing up for the 2016 Classics Challenge hosted @ Pretty Books. This challenge requires one to read a classic [both older (pre 1945) and modern (post 1945)] per month of the year. So a total of 12 classics in all. There are also certain interesting questions that one could include in the review post:WHEN I … Continue reading 2016 Classics Challenge
Out of the 12 Categories mentioned in the Back to the Classics Challenge hosted @ Books and Chocolate, I have been able to complete 10. Here are the books read:1. A 19th Century Classic -- any book published between 1800 and 1899.2. A 20th Century Classic -- The Old Dark House by J.B. Priestley3. A Classic by a … Continue reading Wrap-Up: Back to the Classics 2015