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.

Why Bijji Became A Collector Of Rajasthani Oral Traditions

Vishes Kothari recounts how renowned author Bijji realised the importance and power of Rajasthani oral traditions and chose to document them for posterity.

How Sense Writing Helped Me Overcome Writer’s Block

Author Avni Doshi reflects on how the technique of sense writing helped her overcome writer’s block while attempting her debut novel.

Animalia Indica Reminds Us That We Need To Read More Stories Featuring Animals

Find out how the carefully curated tales in Animalia Indica make it easier for us to connect with animals and show us how similar we are in many ways.

Hijab

In this excerpt from ‘Hijab’, the protagonist questions the value of authentic news and how it can get distorted in this era of social media.

How To Master The Art Of Writing A Short Story

It’s not easy to master the art of writing a short story. Here, you’ll find some tips which will help you develop the skill of writing a short story.

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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