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.

The Charm Of Children’s Literature

Children’s literature helps a reader give free rein to their imagination. In this essay, Varsha writes about reading children’s literature even as an adult.

Music And Literature: A Lifelong Affair

Neha explores the relationship between music and literature, how music has influenced her reading and how it helps her cherish her favourite stories.

Stoicism 5.0: The Unlikely 21st Century Reboot Of An Ancient Philosophy

Why Stoicism has become so popular in the 21st Century and how the Internet is helping spread Stoic practical philosophy.

Thirteen Kinds Of Love

In this excerpt from ‘Thirteen Kinds Of Love’ by Soumya Bhattacharya, Ajit believes his affluence doesn’t make up for the ordeals his job inflicts on him.

Why I Read Books On Same-Sex Families To My Children

Reading books on same-sex families can expose children to non-traditional structures. Find out why Nidhi chose to explore such books with her children.

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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