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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.

Lockdown Diaries: A Day In The Life Of Anukrti Upadhyay

Author Anukrti Upadhyay talks about how focussing on her day-to-day tasks helps her gain little pockets of peace during this lockdown.

Excerpt: Paper Lions

In this excerpt from Paper Lions by Sohan S. Koonar, Ajit is upset that his son has decided to train to become an officer in the military.

Go-to book: What To Read When You Have An Existential Crisis

On days when you look up to the skies, the infinite stars and question your own existence, don’t panic and read A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

An Introduction To Carol Danvers A.K.A. Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is the first female superhero with her own movie. With the movie releasing today, let’s look at how Carol Danvers came to be Captain Marvel.

How The Indian Literary Landscape Has Changed In The Last Decade: Part II

The Indian literary landscape has undergone a sea of change in the past decade. Read Part II of our feature exploring the highs and the lows.

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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