Publisher: Young Zubaan



Dear Mrs Naidu - Mathangi Subramanian
My scepticism-meter goes through the roof whenever I hear about children’s novels about the ‘underprivileged’ written by authors who have lived and worked in the first world, even if they’re of Indian origin. The exoticization of India’s ‘great unwashed’ has unfortunately found its way into children’s literature, and lately into […]

Dear Mrs Naidu – Mathangi Subramanian


Smitten - Ranjit Lal
If you’re looking for a light, frothy young adult novel, Ranjit Lal’s Smitten isn’t it. This is a novel that will leave you disgusted, enraged and saddened. The reason is simple: child sexual abuse  (CSA) is a disturbing subject and, unfortunately, we live in a world where it is a […]

Smitten – Ranjit Lal