Book reviews describe and criticize a book. Reviews are usually written around the time a book is published and appear in scholarly journals and popular magazines. A book review is a critical summary of a book. It is an open forum where one analysis and forms an opinion of the writers work. This critical evaluation is not only a useful source of information for the reader, but for those who intend to read the book. The Book Review, India’s first provider of English Books Review, Journal of Book Reviews & Book Review Journals in English, was started in 1976 by Chitra Narayanan, Uma Iyengar and Chandra Chari.
The Book Review (TBR) was set up as a non-partisan, non-ideological forum to:
- Promote Indian publications and Indian authors, particularly those in the Indian languages
- Develop a culture of critical in-depth reviews, leveraging the expertise of the best in a given field
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