A Monsoon Feast comprises seven short stories by renowned writers from Kerala (India) and Singapore that provide deep insights on the various concerns and ways of life of both communities. The collection includes stories by well-known author Shashi Tharoor, Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning author of 12 books, including The Great Indian Novel, and inaugural Singapore Literature Prize winner and popular a...
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On a hot August afternoon in 1811, an army of 10,000 British redcoats splashed ashore through the muddy shallows off Batavia (the former name of Jakarta, Indonesia's capital) to conquer the Dutch colony of Java. They would remain there for five turbulent years. Drawing on both British and Javanese archival sources, this entertaining and highly readable narrative history-cum-biography explores the bloody ba...