How will you react, when you will come to know that, your life’s fate has been written down long before your birth? And what you eat and drink, what you speak, and where you go, everything would be closely monitored. Scary, isn’t it?
The Accusations written by Bandi is a collection of seven such stories, giving us the chilling account of the lives of the people living in North Korea.… Continue reading “Forbidden stories from inside North Korea: The Accusations by Bandi”
After reading Sea of Poppies, I have picked up the second book in the trilogy, River of Smoke.
I will be reviewing the book by the end of this week so I thought to keep a track of the story line
The introducing character Deeti has escaped from her husband’s death fire with Kalua.… Continue reading “Sea of Poppies: A follow up before River of Smoke”
First part of the Ibis trilogy is named Sea of poppies. The name signifies the fate of characters which are all connected by a ship (Ibis) , sea and opium and all three have been metaphorized into sea of poppies.
The introductory character of the book is Deeti, a woman from Eastern Uttar Pradesh who has an afeemkhor (opium addict) husband and she escapes with Kalua, a cart-puller from a scavenger caste.… Continue reading “Of opium, seas and tragedies: Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh”