Knock on the Soul

Kuldeep M. Sharma

After the miserable conditions of a government hospital in Setpur, as featured in the author’s earlier novel Tholly, readers get a look into the public education system operative in rural India. The crumbling classrooms are devoid of both teachers and students. Corruption is rampant and at the heart of it all is the powerful Nambardaar who is pulling all strings to expand his realm of control, but nothing has prepared him for the moment his life turns completely upside down.

Eating in the Age of Dieting: A Decade of Writings that Disrupted Dieting in India

Rujuta Diwekar

Armed with decades of knowledge and research into nutrition and exercise science, the author has put together some of her most popular writings on diet trends and food myths. This guide to healthy eating incorporates foods familiar to the Subcontinent and, apart from daily fare, looks at festival foods, forgotten superfoods and medicinal foods as well as dedicated sections for women’s and children’s specific nutritional needs.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, May 15th, 2022

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