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.

An Open Letter From Nemat Sadat: Why I Call India Home

In this exclusive open letter, author Nemat Sadat shares his journey and explains why he has come to consider India as his home.

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.

Excerpt: The Carpet Weaver- A Tale Of Forbidden Love In A Rigid Society

This excerpt from The Carpet Weaver tells of two young boys who are in love but have to hide it for fear of being expelled from society and being rejected by their families.

Rethinking Your Personal Library: An Introduction To Quantum And Antilibrary

If you have a personal library, you also have a Quantum Library and Antilibrary. This feature will introduce these intriguing concepts and make you rethink your personal library.

Breaking Down Strong Female Characters In Literature

Literature has many examples of seemingly strong female characters. But what are strong female characters? Find out in this article.

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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