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Did Maulana Azad Author India Wins Freedom with Flawed History, Questionable Authenticity?

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

One volume that has served as a major source of reference is India Wins Freedom. First published, in 1958, a few months after Maulana Azad’s death, it supposedly has the Maulana’s own evaluations of events in which he was a major player and his opinions on the people he worked with and interacted. The Maulana was a prolific […]

These are some of my Favourite Books

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

A bibliophile, with wide ranging interests, Ashoka finds it difficult to name his all-time favourite books. The author takes us through various genres and names some of titles that has remained his chosen titles, while some others were replaced by authors and titles that caught his imagination later. Here’s an interesting subject for all book lovers exclusively for Different […]

Poetry of Politics in Koshy’s Allusions to Simplicity

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy

Arindam Roy has 35 years experience in various newsrooms. He was the Managing Editor of a reputed Gurgaon-based Citizen Journalist portal and has held senior positions in several publications. As Correspondent and Bureau Chief, he has written extensively for Associated Press, Times of India, Hindustan Times and multiple news outlets. He has contributed 13 chapters to various publications. Of these, seven chapters were published in two Coffee Table Books, published by the Times Group. He is a co-author of a novel, Rivers Run Back that he penned with Joyce Yarrow. The novel was launched at the American Centre, New Delhi, on January 2015. He lives in Allahabad.
Arindam Roy

Ampat V. Koshy’s latest anthology of poems, Allusions to Simplicity: Collected Poems, is a political statement of the celebrated poet. He is in the tradition of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Arnold in voicing his politics. This anthology shows the influence of Tagore, Rumi and Ghalib. Koshy inherits poetic tradition from countless poets before him. Here’s a review of his poems […]

Dynastic Politics Corroding Foundations of Republic

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Most observers would probably concur that dynastic politics has taken deep roots in India and if we remain in denial, this unhealthy development has the power to corrode our very foundations of the republic. Ashoka opines that Sunita Aron deserves to be commended for bringing out the book, The Dynasty: Born to Rule. An exclusive review in Different […]

Nastanirh: A Lyrical Love Story of Tagore in Translation

Maya Khandelwal

Maya Khandelwal

Maya, happily married to writing, is a published author of three books- My favourite Mistake Ever, Just Zindagi and A Beautiful Mistake. She’s alsoco-authored I Am a Woman, a tribute to Kamala Das. She’s been a regular contributor at blogsand e- magazines like Womanatics, Bonbology, Learning and Creativity etc. A passionate lover of nature, she can commune with it for hours. Nature, in its various guises, enthrals her.
Maya Khandelwal

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Maya reviews a translation of Tagore’s love story, Nastanirh, into English by Lopa Banerjee. It is one of the most lyrical love story, which was made into a film, Charulata, by the renowned Satyajit Ray. Book Details The Broken Home: English Translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nastanirh Translator: Lopamudra Banerjee Published by: Finaldraft Editing and Publishing Services Number […]

Exhuming the Self

Ampat Varghese Koshy

Ampat Varghese Koshy

Dr Koshy A.V. is the author, co-author, editor or anthologist in/of eleven books, the last ones being 'The Significant Anthology' and 'Umbilical Chords' where he was co-editor and contributor. He is primarily a poet, critic, columnist, teacher and editor who also writes fiction. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for poetry in 2012 and has other significant awards too to his credit.
Ampat Varghese Koshy

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An eminent poet, Ampat Koshy reviews Rochelle Potkar’s collection of poems, Four Degrees of Separation, for Different Truths. Rochelle needs to be read for her images, her vocabulary, her language, her depths and her thoughts. Book Details:                                           […]

Architecture of Flesh: Gutsy, Intense and Deeply Sensitive

Madhumita Ghosh

Madhumita Ghosh

Professor Dr. Madhumita Ghosh is also a poet and editor. Her poems have been widely published in print, e-books, journals and magazines all over the world.She has authored four poetry books titled For All You Lovely People, Pebbles On The Shore, Flowing with the River and My Poetry My Voice, and also William Blake; A Prophet for Mankind, a critical study on the British poet. Madhumita has presently a novel and a book of short stories are in the pipeline.
Madhumita Ghosh

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Ravi Shankar a unique voice that is bold and honest, sensitive and rational. He writes spontaneously, from his gut, with guts. He is not ashamed to speak of man’s most elemental passion, of coitus, of self-gratification, of disease and deceit, all in the same breath. Here’s a review by Madhumita. Book Details Publisher Poetrywala         […]

The Language of the Heart

Joyce Yarrow

Joyce Yarrow is a Pushcart Prize nominee and her poetry, short stories, and music have been widely published. Her acclaimed Jo Epstein mystery series includes 'Ask the Dead' and 'Russian reckoning' and she recently co-authored a family saga/thriller, 'Rivers run back,' with Arindam Roy. Joyce is an activist, lobbying strongly for the anti-gun laws.When she is not writing, she sings for Abrace, aspiring for global peace.

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Joyce reviews a book on literary criticism, Reflection of Social Ethos in the Selected Novels of Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Arvind Adiga by Dr. Archana Bhatarcharjee for Different Truths. The reviewer quotes the author, “Indian English literature is an absolute product of the Indian social ethos and sensibility.” Book Details:               […]

Spiritual, Passionate and Idyllic Poems by Three Poets

Sheikha A

Sheikha A. is from Pakistan and United Arab Emirates. She authored a short poetry collection titled ‘Spaced’. Her work appears in over 60 international literary magazines like Red Fez, Mad Swirl, The Camel Saloon, Ygdrasil, A New Ulster, 1947, etc. Her poems are published in several anthologies. Personal experiences or watching life happen to others inspire her. Love and spirituality interest her most, though she has begun crawling into the dark arts as well.

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Sheikha reviews, Igniting Key, a collection of poems by three eminent poets, Pramila Khadun, Dr. A.V. Koshy, and Dr. Bina Biswas for Different Truths. Igniting Key by Pramila Khadun, Dr. A.V. Koshy, and Dr. Bina Biswas, Authorspress, New Delhi, 2016, ISBN 978-93-5207-267-5. $21.95 The book Igniting Key promises readers the precise dose of Pramila Khadun’s opening lines […]

Deluge of Emotions in the Poems of Tikuli

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Vibhuti reviews Tikuli’s book, Collection of Chaos. The reviewer says that the poet has ventured to utilise very different forms of poetry, and yet maintained her voice in it. Here’s the review. Book: Collection of Chaos Author: Tikuli Paperback: 124 pages Publisher: Leaky Boot Press (January 20, 2014) Language: English We were all taught nursery […]

Floral Symbols in the Poems of Ratan Bhattacharjee

Dr. Mallika Tripathi

Dr. Mallika Tripathi

Dr. Mallika Tripathi is at present the Associate Professor & Head, Dept. Of Humanities at
Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engg. & Technology, Raebareli.She authored‘I am a Woman: An
Anthology of Heartfelt Verses’ She is a life time member of ‘The Poetry Society of India’ and Theodore Dresier Society, USA.& member of the Editorial Board of ‘Literary Confluence’&inLiterature Studio Review as a Book Editor and engaged intranslation studies .
Dr. Mallika Tripathi

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Book Details 1. The Ballad of the Bleeding Bubbles, Cyberwit.net. Allahabad, 2013.(ISBN: 978-81-8253-446-9), Price $15 /Rs.200 (Pages 78) in print. 2.Oleander Blooms , Authorspress, New Delhi. 2015. (ISBN: 978-93-5207-045-9), Price Rs. 295/$15 (Pages 210) in print. Dr Ratan Bhattacharjee is a poet of love but more than that he is a poet of flowers. In […]

Kalkatta is a Sure Page Turner

Madhumita Ghosh

Madhumita Ghosh

Professor Dr. Madhumita Ghosh is also a poet and editor. Her poems have been widely published in print, e-books, journals and magazines all over the world.She has authored four poetry books titled For All You Lovely People, Pebbles On The Shore, Flowing with the River and My Poetry My Voice, and also William Blake; A Prophet for Mankind, a critical study on the British poet. Madhumita has presently a novel and a book of short stories are in the pipeline.
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Kunal Basu’s fifth novel, Kalkatta, has the voice of a master storyteller. His research into the world of the subaltern is impressive. The character of the protagonist, however, comes through as unreal. It is not clear why he does what he does. Why he does not react when he should. The novel confuses the reader with chronology, opines […]

Caught in a Web!

Baishali Mukherjee

Baishali Mukherjee

A writer and journalist for last six years, Baishali works with Education World, as its correspondent (Kolkata). She freelances with other media houses, individuals and organisations.In the last five years, she has worked in several verticals. These include web content development, translating research papers, book writing and speech writing. Baishali has worked as a content head for three books. Her articles and features have been published in leading publications.
Baishali Mukherjee

The protagonist of Kunal Basu’s Kalkatta inhabits  the world that we happily deny. Baishali asks, “With a dingy box for a home, an ailing old man for a father, a crippled polio patient for sister and an ignorant woman with ambition of climbing the social ladder for a mother, wasn’t Jami doomed…?” It’s a Must Read! Book Details: Publisher […]

A Confluence of Sensibilities

Michele Baron

Michele Baron

She has a self-illustrated book The Dreaming Rugs awaiting publication.
Michele Baron

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Michele reviews, ‘The Significant Anthology’, edited by Reena Prasad and Dr Ampat Koshy.  A 300- page compendium, it showcases 176 contributing authors. Its three sections, poetry, prose and long poem, contains ‘secrets of its own’, as the Different Truths reviewer tells us. With touches of brilliant poetry, captivating prose, and gripping characterisations and themes, The Significant Anthology, assembled and edited by […]