• New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams

    New Novel Honors India’s Oldest Bookstore, Higginbothams0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi: A Novel by Barbara L. Baer takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras, now known as Chennai. The novel also honors India’s oldest bookstore, Higginbothams, by portraying the establishment in several passages throughout the book. “I view Higginbothams as

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  • Interview With Barbara L. Baer, Author Of The Last Devadasi

    Interview With Barbara L. Baer, Author Of The Last Devadasi0

    With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras. Barbara L. Baer talks with Book Glow about the writing of the novel. The book is available from Open Books Direct. Describe the book in one sentence. Set in South India

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  • Dancing To The Bollywood Tune: 5 Must-Read Books

    Dancing To The Bollywood Tune: 5 Must-Read Books0

    Stunning beauties, elaborate sets, and captivating song-and-dance numbers. Forget Hollywood. Hindi cinema—otherwise known as Bollywood—is the world’s largest film industry with an estimated 3.6 billion tickets sold annually across the globe. These 5 must-read books about the booming Indian movie business will have you dancing to the Bollywood tune. 1. A Time to Dance by Padma

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