Kashmir! Kashmir!

This is a refreshing anthology of short fiction set in Kashmir. The stories are varied and multi-layered, and they talk about people living there, people who were compelled to leave and about visitors who come and go. The book is set on a cord where beauty and pain run in the same vein. The stories bring in the reader to the daily experiences of struggle, dissent, helplessness, love, compassion and courage of people living in Kashmir, and to the uncertainty that constantly looms.

Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. 2021 Deepa Agarwal

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame

This is an unputdownable book of a strong young girl finding her voice and feet in the complex changing world of 1857. What choices are available to her? What choices will she make? These questions call out to the reader as they leaf through the book. This brilliantly nuanced piece of writing challenges the single, lop-sided narrative of people and events around the mutiny immortalised in the annals of history.

Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. 2021 Supriya Kelkar