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 To Remember What You Read

Remember what you read by learning these techniques. This feature is full of tips and tricks designed to help you remember what you read.

Save The Environment, Read Your Child A Book

Today environmental degradation and climate change are realities children and adults can ill-afford to ignore. In this essay, Parinita explores why you should read books about the environment to your children to make them more eco-friendly.

Excerpt: Fern Road

In this excerpt from ‘Fern Road’, the protagonist Orko imagines his future and tries to understand his role as an adult within it.

Why Coming-Of-Age Stories Crowd My Bookshelves

In a world where love is often temporary, Tia turns to coming-of-age stories to remember that there exists another, more courageous way.

How Margaret Atwood Redefined Mythology Through Her Feminist Retellings

Find out how Margaret Atwood’s feminist retellings of classic mythology lend a powerful voice to the fight against patriarchy.

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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