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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.

The Dichotomy Of Arthur Conan Doyle And Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes was an ardent believer in ghosts, fairies, and seances. In this article, Ankit attempts to explain why it not usual that a believer of spiritualism wrote one of the most logical and rational characters.

Why I Think A Wrinkle In Time Is Overrated

A Wrinkle In Time is considered a classic children’s novel. In this essay, Devanshi discusses why this book is overrated riddled with plot holes and lacking serious character development.

The Evolution Of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales have evolved from horror-filled narratives to the clichéd versions of a “happily-ever-after”. Read about the evolution in this piece.

Why You Can’t Separate Story And Language While Writing

Tashan Mehta explores what the difference between story and language is, why a writer cannot separate the two, and what they should focus on.

How The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Can Help You Be Successful

We all chase success, and many books promise to show you the ‘path to success’ but rarely deliver. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck delivers, in the best possible way.

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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