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Book Review: The Black Death (Hourly History)

“In men and women alike, it first betrayed itself by the emergence of certain tumours, in the groin or the armpit, some of which grew as large as a common apple..” – The Decameron, Boccaccio. Those were the symptoms of “mors nigra” or Black Death, a plague that obliterated half of Europe’s population, from 1348… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Death (Hourly History)

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Book Review: The Last Israelis: An Apocalyptic Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran

If you’re looking for an action-packed thriller with lots of naval warfare tactics, then this book is not for you. This book would’ve fared better if the author had made it a non-fiction work because the dialogues are unnatural and the characters are either annoying or forgettable. There is a submarine too, but that has… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Israelis: An Apocalyptic Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran

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Book Review: Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People

Modern Slavery by Kevin Bales is a short and succinct book about the current situation of slavery around the world. Modern slavery is, perhaps, the most complex social phenomenon of our times (although some would argue that there are other claimants to this title). It thrives despite being banned internationally. This book outlines the history… Continue reading Book Review: Modern Slavery: The Secret World of 27 Million People

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Book Review: Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate

Indian Castles 1206–1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate by Konstantin Nossov is a slim volume in the Fortress series that describes the architecture of Indian forts. It starts with types of forts, covers fort design and discusses in detail three Indian forts – Tughlaqabad, Bidar and Chittor. While reading this book, I realised… Continue reading Book Review: Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate