The books I plan to read this month.
- A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry is set in an unnamed city of India during the time of The Emergency in 1975. There are four main characters – Dina, Ishvar, and his nephew Omprakash, and Maneck. These characters come from varied backgrounds but develop a solid bond during times of turmoil. Only a couple of chapters in but, the story has a good pace. The historical events are in the centerfold of the story which makes it interesting and grounded.
2. 1984 by George Orwell.
1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian fiction novel. It was written in the 1950s but is still relevant and relatable. The story is set in the future, in the year 1984, when the world is drastically different than before. I started reading this book a few months back but I never finished it. I don’t know why I stopped; I liked the part I read. So, I am going to start reading it again this month and finish it.
3. The Princes by Manohar Malgonkar.
The Princes by Manohar Malgonkar is a story about Abhay, a young prince of Begwad. The story focuses on the princely states in India during British colonization and how these states steadily declined as India came closer and eventually became independent. The novel begins in the present but, then shifts from the past to the present. The way it is written makes it easy to keep track of the story. I am enjoying reading this novel.
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