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Decoding mysteries with authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf is stacked with these fictional tales.

 

1. Book: "S

  • IANS
  • Category: Prose

'US fighting proxy war with Pakistan in Afghanistan'

Book: Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back
Author: Bruce Riedel Pages: 230 Publisher: HarperCollins



“Those who want a more peaceful world,” wrote USA President Richar

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose

The life of Modern Nero

Book: The NAMO Story, A Political Life Author: Kingshuk Nag Publisher: Roli Books  Pages: 188
In the year 1992, we shifted to one of our uncle’s home, as there was widespread belief that troops will un

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose

Book review: Waadi-e-Khoonab

Author: S Ahmad Peerzada Pages: 460 Publisher: Kashmir Studies Foundation, Srinagar     
S Ahmed Peerzada’s book tries to document the lives that were murdered in 2010 ragda or ‘Quit Kashmir Movement’

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose

Book review: Jinnah Vs Gandhi

Book Review: Non-fiction/ Jinnah vs. Gandhi by Roderick Matthews, Hachette, 330pp; Rs499 (Hardback)

Whether India was fortunate to inherit the best of Gandhi and Pakistan has had to make to do with th

  • Atul K Thakur
  • Category: Prose

The fantasised memory

Book: Our Moon has Blood Clots
Author: Rahul Pandita
Pages: 258
Publisher: Random House India

Uprooted from their native place it is very difficult to overcome the resentment of the people whom one perc

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: Our moon has blood clots

Over the decades, politics and high class but baseless discourses have produced only the trashes on Kashmir-the devoid from realities remains a harmful trend which is yet to be over. The dearth of exp

  • Atul K Thakur
  • Category: Prose

The open and top secrets of Rushdie!

Mark Antony says well in Julius Caesar-“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” Shakespeare’s aphorism has become more important to remember in today’s time

  • Atul Kumar Thakur
  • Category: Prose

The Arthur Conan Doyle of Urdu fiction

Ibn-e Safi is not an unfamiliar name for anyone with an interest in Urdu detective fiction. After all, he has been called the Arthur Conan Doyle of the subcontinent. The Imran series, perhaps the mos

  • Umair Khan
  • Category: Prose

Clay and dust from history!

Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust does not receive the attention that it deserves, not least because his novel departs from the west influenced literary trend in Pakistan that has been in

  • Atul Kumar Thakur
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: Beacon Light

Book Review: Beacon Light

Azam Inqilabi, a name that needs no introduction. It is a known name in the Resistance Movement of Kashmir spanning over several decades. A revolutionary, a believer in armed struggle now turned a pa

  • Mushtaq Ul Haq
  • Category: Prose

A half-filled book of resistance

A half-filled book of resistance

How do you rate an autobiography of a person who is taken asthe national treasure in Kashmir?  A person surviving only on half a kidney! A person attacked dozen times by troops and manhandled many tim

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: The Half Widow

Book Review: The Half Widow

A Review of: The Half Widow, by Shafi Ahmad, Published by Power Publishers, India, (2012)

Shafi Ahmad's The Half Widow is an important addition to the handful of historical fiction novels that have po

  • Waheed Rabbani
  • Category: Prose

Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

A bunch of articles read by few migrant scholars in Delhi in a seminar edited by Dr. Shashi Toshkhani jolted the belief I had inherited and developed from childhood in the Lady Icon of Kashmir, Lal. I

  • G N Gauhar
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: Kashmir Under The Shadow Of Gun

The book “Kashmir Under The Shadow Of Gun” depicts the possibility of the furtive warfare launched by various Kashmiris, especially youth for the liberation of their motherland. One such operation was

  • Farooq Chadoo
  • Category: Prose

Panorama: A look at Kashmir's resistance history

The contemporary roots of Kashmir tangle are a result of partition. The history of resistance politics in Kashmir go back to the year 1947. Since then the resistance has witnessed many phases and a nu

  • Mushtaq Ul Haq Sikander
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: In search of a new Afghanistan

Book Review: Non-fiction/In search of a new Afghanistan by Sujeet Sarkar, Niyogi Books, 273 pp; Rs395 (Paperback): Though not for the good reasons, but Afghanistan can be counted today as the most sp

  • Atul Kumar Thakur
  • Category: Prose

Book Review: The Moslems are coming

An accidental academics turned ‘desktop terrorist’ and finally as an ‘incidental journalist’, Azad Essa exudes many flavours of multitasking. An irreverent, witty and unusually focussed writer on the

  • Atul Kumar Thakur
  • Category: Prose

The Emperors Escape

The emperor had heard the prediction that this year’s ‘unusually extended spring’ season was already over; summer had crossed the Borijal passes south of the kingdom. The white elephant army had rece

  • Saadut Hussain
  • Category: Prose

The Meadow: a bookfull of secrets

Title: The Meadow: Kashmir 1995—Where the terror began, Authors: Andrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark Publisher: HarperPress Pages: 510

In Kashmir nothing takes place accidentally. Accidental deaths are

  • Inam ul Rehman
  • Category: Prose