Review #37: Dear Mrs Naidu

What does a studious little 12-year-old have in common with a well-known freedom fighter and the first woman governor of an Indian state? Little, it seems, apart from their name—Sarojini. But as young Sarojini starts writing letters to the long dead late, let’s just say ‘historical’, Sarojini Naidu, we find that this is a fairly […]

Satin reviewed by Ink Scrawl

Satin’s world is a world very like ours in many ways and yet unlike ours. The world is full of technology and Dhar clearly channels her inner geek when she details the technological marvels of this world: the ‘Infonet’, computers, touchscreen tablets, the comm handsets and especially the wonderful machinery and technology that Yavi, Fahe, […]

More Satin reviews

Satin: A Stitch in Time has been getting some media attention lately. There have been two reviews in the last week, and DNA Mumbai were offering it as a prize in their weekly “Caption This” contest (see image). Satin was reviewed by novelist Ira Trivedi in the Asian Age. The review is mixed, since the […]

Satin reviewed in the Telegraph

Satin: A Stitch in Time has been reviewed by the Telegraph (Kolkata) today. Here’s what they say: Satin: A stitch in time (Harper, Rs 250) by Payal Dhar is the first book in the author’s new fantasy fiction series — and unlike other fantasy fiction hopefuls, Satin surprises the reader with its slickness. Dhar’s world […]