Brotherhood by Deepak Chopra

Hello all to this last post for June!! This post is a biography that caught my eye a few years ago, and being the generous person that I am, passed it onto my mother, who ended up recommended it to her friends before I had a chance to read it!! Yes, the book was that good. If you want to find out more, read on… (I did read it in the end!!)

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A few extra teen reads

Hello all to this extra post!! If you enjoyed When Dimple met Rishi as I did I hope you enjoy this small selection of similar teen stories I found lurking on the shelves. There seem to be more diverse stories for teens out there now, and these few tell of young Indian girls and boys who are growing up in these modern times.

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When Dimple met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Hello everyone, this week’s post is a delightful teen story I found about a young Indian teenage girl called Dimple and a boy called Rishi. One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book was because it reminded me of those Bollywood movies I used to watch in my youth filled with a colourful cast of characters, hilarious scenes of romance, while telling a story of identity. Hope you enjoy it too!!

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Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Hi everyone, this second post is about a delightful graphic read I discovered recently. I guess in the selection of the brightness of the cover spoke to me more than anything else. With everything to do with India, the story is also quite vivid and somewhat dreamlike!! If this has appealed to you, then read on…

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Mira Levenson series by Sita Brahmachari

Hi everyone, this first week’s post features a series of three books I found by chance while looking for something else. One of the reasons I truly enjoyed this trio of books was not just the stunning writing by Sita Brahmachari, but the family she focuses on. If you enjoy a family story like me, then read on!!

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Indian reads this June

Hello everyone, June begins here in New Zealand with a chilly blast through the front doors of the library I work in. Yes, winter has arrived!! My theme for this month however has nothing to do with the weather; I’m just fascinated by it!! For my posts this month I wanted to give a friendly salute to the culture of India and introduce the trending diverse stories that seem to be crowding into children’s literature.

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