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Aleph sidharth vardhan borges Aleph sidharth vardhan borges

(A review by SIdharth Vardhan of the short story ‘Aleph'(1949) by Jorge Luis Borges ) “All language is a set of symbols whose use among its speakers assumes a shared past.” …. and so there must be things beyond describing powers of language. What if some day you were to come across a thing or…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Frankenstein in Baghdad (2012) by Ahmed Saadawi shortlisted for International Man Booker 2018 For English translation by Jonathan Wright ) Shouldn’t it rather be called Frankenstein’s Monster? The book sure picks up the atmosphere of Iraq suffering from aftereffects of war and terrorism. The very idea of making a complete…

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die my love ariana harwicz

(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Die My Love (2012) by Ariana Harwicz Translated to English by Sarah Moses longlisted for International Booker 2018 ) “I’m fed up with the fact that it’s not okay to bad-mouth your own baby or walk around firing a gun.” I know, right? As somebody of other said human beings…

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of Flights (2007) by Olga Tokarczuk Original Title  – Bieguni (polish) Winner of International Booker 2018 for Enligh translation by Jennifer Croft ) “Age all in your mind. Gender grammatical. I actually buy my books in paperback, so that I can leave them without remorse on the platform, for someone else…

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(A short story by Sidharth Vardhan First written on March 28, 2018) 1. From my earliest memories I have had this cusiosity regarding how the experience of this world differs for people with physical disabilities compared to others. Does a person who has been blind all his or her life know what colors are? How…

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