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        On April 16, 2013, India celebrates its 160th year of its first passenger train journey. To mark the occasion, team BookChums features some of the best train story collections from India. The first stories that come to mind are the ones written by Ruskin Bond. Stories such as The Eyes have it, The Tunnel, The Night Train at Deoli, The Woman on Platform 8 and Time Stops at Shamli are some unforgettable stories on which  a few of us g...
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        Hello folks! Hope all of you’ve been enjoying yourselves. As always, do keep me posted on your reads and recommendations too. Here are the questions and answers for this week.   Please suggest some women-centric reads (short stories will do) by Indian writers. Thank you. - Uma Bora, Gurgaon Thank you for writing, Uma. Please refer to Best Indian Short Stories: Volume I compiled by Khushwant Singh. Read the stories: Desc...
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    Hope all of you have had a great weekend. Here are the questions and answers for this week:   Q 1: Any novels that you would like to suggest please? Thanks. Meera Bora, Guwahati   Answer: Thank you for writing, Meera. You can try I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe, This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash, The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham and Delhi: A Novel by Khushwant Singh. Enjoy!   Q 2: Can you tell me of some good b...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal
  On Award Thursdays this week, BookChums features the literary stalwart of wit and sarcasm, Khushwant Singh. He passed away last week in Delhi. His most famous works include The Mark of Vishnu and Other Stories; The History of Sikhs; Train to Pakistan; The Voice of God and Other Things; I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale; Tragedy of Punjab; A Bride for the Sahb and Other Stories; Sex, Scotch and Scholarship; Not a Nice Man to Know; We Indians; Women and Men in my Li...
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