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Bookish Musings ~ On Re-reading

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HOW FEMINISM IS ‘A YEARNING WOMEN ARE BORN WITH TO BE THEIR TRUEST SELF ‘

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  Title:   The Doctor and Mrs. A.: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis Author: Sarah Pinto Publisher: Women Unlimited Year of Publication: 2019   “ How does one remember the future?” Thus, begins  The Doctor and Mrs. A by Sarah Pinto . Based on ethics and counter ethics in an Indian dream analysis, this book is an inspired example of thinking beyond the known. Just before independence, somewhere in early forties, a young Punjabi woman identified only as Mrs. A decided to be a part of an experiment by a psychiatrist, Dev Satya Nanda, for his new method of dream analysis. Unbeknownst to him, she was in an unhappy marriage with a strong urge for freedom from all the bondage. Through this experiment they discovered hidden layers of her personality which included different reflections on sexuality, trauma, ambitions and marriage. Pinto revisits this conversation and explores it in the context of late colonial Indian society. Juxtaposing the past with the present, she deliv

Spotlight - The Missing Fairy Princess by Walter Salvadore Pereira

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About the Book: “The Missing Fairy Princess” is the story of a 16-year-old fairy princess pitted against a powerful witch. The witch has stolen a potent new mantra developed by a colleague, ruthlessly snuffing out a brilliantly innovative mind.  She then hatches an elaborate plot to frame an adversary for her misdeed.  Her intention is to exact sweet revenge from her foe and at the same time, get away with the theft.  The victim, caught in her vicious web, is doomed to disgrace and a life sentence on a harsh penal colony. Meanwhile, the witch learns from her crystal ball, about an imminent threat from a fairy princess wearing a pink tiara.  To ward off that threat she kidnaps the fairy princess, wipes her memory clean and then turns her into a two-year-old girl.

How my reading journal helped me evolve

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As a reader, it is extremely important to read vastly before you finally conclude what you like reading in terms of authors and genres. I started like that too and realised that I love reading. Period. There is no barrier to genres, authors or languages. Even with such a vast option of books to choose from, I had reached a phase where I felt I was getting too mechanical with my reading. I mean read because its a habit, know the story and end of it.