The story revolves around a courtesan named Kalavati in Pravaraputra, modern day Srinagar who is in distress as her guardian (also her grandmother) is dead, and as a result, her business is suffering.
Its a collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry taken from around a thirty-six period of Cavafy’s life which also explains the longing in some of the poems.
Set in post World-War 2 Japan, Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a disturbing yet compelling read.
Animal Farm is a political satire by George Orwell published in 1945, representing events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. It’s so well written that the story still holds true and is relevant today.
Written in the 19th century, this book is considered as one of the finest works of Nikolay. His political humour with a touch of sarcasm is what gives the story its unique voice.