December 7, 2023


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Book Review: A Saint, A Folk-tale & Other Tales – Lesser-known monuments of India by Rana Safvi

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Rana Safvi

Namrata reviews Rana Safvi’s A Saint, A Folk-tale & Other Tales – Lesser-Known monuments of India (Rupa Publications, 2021) and calls it an around-the-world ticket.

Book Review: A Saint, A Folk-tale and Other Stories – Lesser Known Monuments of India by Rana Safvi

Rana Safvi’s latest book, A Saint, A Folk-Tale and Other Stories (Rupa Publications, 2021) is like an around-the-world ticket, only that the world in this is India.

The book whose blurb starts with a beautiful quote by Ibn Battuta is definitely one that will take you on an unforgettable voyage.  And Rana Safvi does not disappoint, till the last page.

‘Travelling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.’

Ibn Battuta

Rana Safvi is a historian, translator, and writer who chose to tell the stories of the monuments rather than the people.  (In her own words) Her website, blog and social media handles are a treat for any history and travel lover. With pictures and photographs from the bygone era, Safvi makes a reader time travel through her observations.

(Team Kitaab had the opportunity of speaking to Rana Safvi about her latest release and other things close to her heart. Do check out her interview here.)

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