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.

What I Learnt From A Book Buying Ban

Andreia went on a book buying ban in 2018. Find out why she decided to do so and what she learnt from not buying books for an entire year.

An Ecofeminist Reading Of Margaret Atwood’s Work

Known for her dystopian fiction, Margaret Atwood is also an ecofeminist and her works often reflect a connection between climate change and women’s rights.

How To Start Reading Classics: A Roadmap

Follow this roadmap curated by Henry Eliot, creative editor of Penguin Classics, when you are ready to dive into the classics.

Book Vs. TV Show: Good Omens

It’s taken almost 30 years for Good Omens to be adapted to the screen. Find out how if the TV show matches up to the book.

In Search Of The Secret Commonwealth

In this essay, Aditya explores how reading Phillip Pullman’s ‘The Secret Commonwealth’ made him nostalgic about his childhood.

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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