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.

How The Publishing Industry Has Changed With The Advent Of The Internet

Much like other industries, the publishing industry has also been disrupted by the introduction of new technologies and innovative platforms. In this piece, Devanshi looks at some of these innovations.

What Poetry Means To Me

Prarthana discusses why she loves poetry and what it means to her. From Rimbaud to Rilke, and Neruda to Plath, she also shares her favourite poems.

What Editors Want- The Do’s And Don’ts Of Submitting Your Writing

In this piece, an editor provides you with some grammar and language tips for when you are submitting your writing to a magazine or publisher.

Why I Am Reading Less During The Lockdown

Caught in the middle of an ever-growing list of things to do, Varsha talks about how this has led to her reading less during the lockdown.

Turning To Books In Search Of Happiness: An Experiment

Is happiness achievable or are we just running around in circles? Prasanna looks to books for answers and records her findings in this experiment.

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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