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HannaPolkadots
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#bookhaul ❤ visited my parents today and there were the books they ordered for my birthday a month ago. Love that they buy used books 😍 Am very excited to read all of these!

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jveezer
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Pickpick

That was delightful. One of the best things I‘ve read in a long time. I love the constant intertwining of prose, poetry, and visual poem. I love the constant calling out of the senseless violence of men of power and caste by the women, wives and mothers and sisters, and by the lower caste and poor men who are just fodder-pawns for their glory.

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jveezer
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“Sometimes you need to wrap up history in hushed linen and bury her beneath a banyan tree”...ah, not so, Queen, even if we sometimes wish for that easy road.

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jveezer
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“Women. As another soldier remarked, throughout history women are among the first casualties of war and conflict. Their bodies become territories: possessed, ravaged, ploughed as though for produce, discarded, carelessly destroyed. But, unlike with land, the stigma of conquest is attached to their person; they become repositories of lost honour, individual and collective.”
This is gonna be a good one!

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Suet624
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I have a habit of buying myself presents during this time of year. One book was purchased to read for the #Nyrbbookclub, the second purchased to read before my daily meditation, and the third purchased to rip my heart out.

BarbaraBB As if I am looking at a work of art... gorgeous 😍. And well-deserved if course 😉💕 2mo
batsy Ooohhh! 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Aww, thanks Barbara! 2mo
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Suet624 @batsy Thanks to you for letting me know about 2mo
LeahBergen I buy a lot for myself at this time of year, too. 😆 2mo
vivastory I second @BarbaraBB ! 2mo
vivastory I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Kabir 2mo
kspenmoll It‘s hard to resist treating yourself while treating others! 2mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll I must confess I haven‘t started shopping for anyone else yet. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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AppuNthebooks
One Part Woman | Perumal Murugan
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Pickpick

I finished this while vacationing in Goa. It couldn‘t be further from my world of butter garlic prawns & sedate beaches. But this is all I looked fwd to every time I got back to my room. This book of a different time, custom and place is magnificent. The core issue of human lust, belonging, the idea of marriage-property-heir are still very present not only in rural India but across the world. #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor #SomethingsAreYetToChange

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Karisa
Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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Written in 1913, but still resonates today. #Poetry

AkashPhoenix Read Tagore's Nationalism and his thoughts and ideas are still deeply thought provoking! 2mo
Karisa @AkashPhoenix Hooray! Someone who understands. Love that about Litsy! Adding Nationalism to my reading list. Thank you! 🤗 2mo
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Imthiaz
Great Indian Novel | Shashi Tharoor
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I did liked the book at first, there was a thriller type feel to it. But as it go on it transformed to a boring opinionated Indian history book with name of characters changed. The initial consistency of characters get lost in the later pages of the book. Any way Mr. Tharoor is somewhat successful in taking Mahabharata, the great Indian epic into the Times of Indian indipendence struggle.

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batsy
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"Enough, my lord.

Invite me over, says Kabir,
Or come over yourself."

I love this book of devotional poetry by a 15th-century Indian mystic of the bhakti movement, rendered in a fresh, modern idiom in the English translation.

#LikeAPrayer #MOvember @Cinfhen

Graywacke Wow... noting 2mo
Cinfhen Sounds special 2mo
slategreyskies I want this book. This looks amazing! 💕!! 2mo
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vivastory Kabir was a much better poet than Rumi IMO 2mo
batsy @Graywacke @Cinfhen @slategreyskies It's lovely to dip in and out of ❤️ 2mo
batsy @vivastory Shots fired! Haha. I love a bit of Rumi but I think I prefer Kabir, too... There's an edge there & humour that I love. 2mo
Suet624 I‘ve never heard of Kabir. I was going to order the December NYRB read today. Looks like I‘ll be ordering two books now! 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
Ghachar Ghochar | Vivek Shanbhag
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Pickpick

Very well crafted story of a family which grows rich overnight although they loose the bond they had between each other when money comes in. Ends in a cliffhanger tho :(

‘It‘s true what they say – it‘s not we who control money, it‘s the money that controls us. When there‘s only a little, it behaves meekly; when it grows, it becomes brash and has its way with us.‘