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 Setting Helped ‘Fern Road’ Come To Life

Walking through Fern Road in Kolkata helped Angshu reclaim memories of his childhood and inspired him to use the area as the setting of his debut novel.

Blurring The Line Between Fiction And Reality In ‘Djinn Patrol’

In the face of religious riots and hate propaganda in India, Deepa Anappara’s ‘Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line’ holds up a mirror to our reality.

The Rise Of Mythological Fiction In India

Mythological fiction has become very popular in India. Find out why Indian readers find this genre appealing and the reasons for its rise.

Should Shakespeare Still Be Taught In Indian Schools?

The author makes a case for why it may now be time for Indian schools to move on from Shakespeare and start teaching Indian writers instead.

What I Learnt From A Book Buying Ban

Andreia went on a book buying ban in 2018. Find out why she decided to do so and what she learnt from not buying books for an entire year.

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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