Booklists

9 Classics Written By Bengali Authors

Classics written by Bengali authors like Tagore and Ray have influenced and entertained generations of Indians. Here are 9 such books you must read.

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A Quartet Of Poems

A Quartet Of Poems

While these four poems aren’t connected by a common theme, they are all poignant and vivid in their message and the images they create.

Why Children Should Read Mythology

As our children get older, it is important for them to read and be aware of our mythology. In this essay, Nirbhay discusses why children should read mythology and also recommends some books which are ideal for 8-12-year-olds.

The First Book You Fell In Love With

Favourite books indicate pivotal points in a reader’s journey. But the very first book which expands your mind – in the way only certain books can – plays a crucial role in shaping your reading life. In this essay, Parinita explores how the first book they fell in love influenced the reading of various readers.

The Weight Of A Cherry Blossom: Meditations On Life And Love

After reading The Weight Of A Cherry Blossom, Tia reflects on the author’s experiences regarding family, romance and coping with PCOS.

This Land Is Our Land: “They Are Here Because You Were There”

Immigration feeds into survival, creating a constant loop. This is evocatively explored by Suketu Mehta in his book ‘This Land Is Our Land’.

How Audiobooks Opened Up A Whole New World For Me

If you’ve struggled with reading books, this essay is for you. Find out how one reader’s reading life changed after he discovered audiobooks.

Pick Of The Week

Rehana Munir

Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu

Although Samit Basu’s Chosen Spirits is a dystopian novel, it could very well become our reality. Set in near-future New Delhi, technology has taken over our lives and our every waking moment is captured by data analysts and monetised.

Touching upon themes of social inequality, religious intolerance and the importance of standing up for what you believe, Chosen Spirits will show you the path we could be heading down if don’t act now.

Author Spotlight

Rehana Munir

Rehana Munir

Rhea has completed her Masters in English at SNDT Women’s University. Her key research interests are post-colonial studies, mainly focussing on women’s narratives and their experience of citizenship. Her other interests are Dalit literature in translation. She also sings in a choir.

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