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.

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.

Conjuring Punjab In Pedemontana Trevigiana

Sohan talks of how he finds time to write despite a busy day spent in the Italian countryside and how he conjures a sense of Punjab in Italy.

Why We Lie About Reading Certain Books

Why do we lie about reading certain books? Is it helping or harming us? Find out why you should stop lying about reading books and how to do so.

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.

How A Rejection Letter Made Me A Better Writer

Ana talks about how a beautifully written rejection letter boosted her confidence, improved her writing skills and made her a better writer.

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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