Tuesday 29 December 2015

Book Reviewer: Mahsuda Snaith

As part of our #diverseauthorday Greenacre Writers want to continue the trend and will be posting interesting books and linking to book reviewers. This one is just in time for #DiverseDecember.

Susmita Bhattacharya was born in Bombay, India in 1974. Addicted to writing from a young age she has published short stories in magazines such as Blue Tattoo and Planet and Poetry in Roundyhouse and Anterliwt. Her novel The Normal State of Mind deals with difficult subject matter of life in contemporary India. Susmita also has a blog on Her Writing Life.

The following quote is from a review written by Mahsuda Snaith for Jaggery Lit.

“Susmita Bhattacharya’s debut, The Normal State of Mind, is not your typical novel. Here is a book dealing with big subject matters—the limitations placed upon widowed women, the illegality of homosexuality in contemporary India, for example— that is also written with a lightness and fluidity that would rival any bestselling chick lit.

This is a book that deals with, what some might find, shocking subjects but does not aim to shock itself. It is a depiction of the ordinary lives of women dealing with an abnormal hostility for the lives they should be free to lead.”

Mahsuda Snaith, as well as an avid reader, is also an enthusiastic writer of short stories and plays and has written a novel called Ravine.  A winner of various competitions such as the Bristol Short Story Prize 2014 and the Mslexia Novel Competition 2013, Mahsuda also finds time to review books for magazines such as Jaggery Lit.

You can follow Susmita Bhattacharya on Twitter: @Susmitatweets

You can follow Mahsuda Snaith on Twitter: @mahsudasnaith

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