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Padmavat: Book Review

Padmavat: Book Review

Book In Focus, Culture
Author: Puroshottam Agrawal Publisher: Rupa Publishers Rating: 4/5 Isn’t it strange how love can be the happiest thing ever but can also cause immense pain? And yet, everyone keeps searching for it! The recent agitation following the release of Padmavat by Sanjay Leela Bhansali evoked the interest of several to dig deeper and know more about the history of Queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. Apparently, the portrayal of Johar as the central theme of the movie cut the Rajputs to the quick and wounded their beliefs. But then, on a brighter note, it also gave fuel to the flames burning within the minds of the writers who cherry pick any such opportunity that gives them a concrete plot and relatable characters. Amidst all the ‘Padmavat’ books, I liked ‘Padmavat’ by Rupa Publishers the m
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Book Review

Book In Focus, Culture
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” This quote by Francis Bacon always evokes the memory when I first read the pages filled with “immoral” literature that was dazzling enough that I thought they must be chewed and digested thoroughly to engage my brain with the cynicism and societal disregard. The saying “men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine” seemingly comes to be true in the only novel of Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a classic instance of aestheticism and Gothic horror fiction of classic English literature. The Plot of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" The tale of “art for art’s sake” begins with three characters- Lord Henry Wotton, Basil Hallward and Dorian Gr
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