The latest entrant in the campus novel category is Kev Nayak’s ‘Oh Snap, I’m in JNU!’. I thought the book is another crap but it turned out to be more than a pleasant and surprising read. The starting is so engrossing that I continued reading for a non-stop seven hours and devoured the small book running some 185 pages.
Hearing Kanhaiya Kumar’s speeches and all hullaballoo surrounding him I pre-ordered a copy of his book From Bihar to Tihar: My Political Journey. Having devoured the book, I feel the book falls short of high expectation of readers like me who eagerly waited for its release. Still the book is not that bad. It contains some un-published stuff about the controversial event in JNU and in the prison where the author was lodged in. [Read more…]
College and University days are like a piece of paradise that remains etched in our memory forever. Grains of more nostalgia added when college you went turns out to be a reputed one. You often relive those unforgettable moments by visiting your alma mater every now and then, meeting your classmates periodically, opening your college diaries or viewing carefully-preserved albums/videos. Where is My Story? The JNU Way by Tulika Dubey, is one such books that takes you back to your college days and gives you feeling of euphoria over those bygone moments. [Read more…]
Yet another campus novel but with a little twist! Up Campus and Down Campus: The Adventures of Aniraban Roy in JNU, authored by Times of India journalist Avijit Ghosh, takes a peep at campus life in JNU of bygone vintage era of 80’s. He walks you back, inter alia, to campus politics during some of watershed events in history like Tiananmen massacre and Mandal agitation while spilling the dirty secret of leftists of campus simultaneously. Fasten your seat belt for a thrilling adventure to the JNU of 80’s! Jet set go! [Read more…]