It’s July. Among all the things I look forward to this month (including a well-deserved long weekend), is the book freak out tag. As much as I enjoy participating in the tag, I also enjoy reading all the posts from the book community. The graphs, the statistics, and last but not the least, the recommendations.
Happy Pride Month! Today I share with you must-read Indian LGBTQIA+ memoirs and personal narratives. If you are new to the genre or want to explore more Indian writings, these recommendations are a great place to start.
According to the last census of India conducted in 2011, there are 26.8 million people with disabilities in India. Yet the country fares poorly in terms of inclusivity. It ranked 62nd among 74 emerging countries on the Inclusive Development Index compiled by the World Economic Forum. The least inclusive among the G-20 countries.
India has a vast and brilliant collection of LGBTQIA+ literature. From the grand lady of Indian literature, Ismat Chugtai’s Lihaaf to the underrated graphic novel Kari by Amruta Patil. Today I share with you my picks of the must-read LGBTQIA+ non-fiction books. A collection of diverse writing that empowers and inspires.
Literature is considered the best source to understand and combat social issues. Read on as I summarize the #CauseAChatter 2021 series. By no means an exhaustive list. But essential reads nonetheless.
December is here. And it is time to curl up with hot chocolate and a good book. As the Holiday season approaches, I share with you a few of my favorite reads. Books that would leave you all warm and fuzzy. Books that will definitely bring you joy.
Raising environmentally responsible children is not a choice anymore. It is a necessity. Children of today are going to inherit this damaged earth from us although we hope we can rectify that somehow. Needless to say, it is never too early to start them on environmentalism.
Lately, environmentalism and books on the environment have become mainstream. Popular authors such as Amitav Ghosh, Ramachandra Guha, and Madhav Gadgil have immensely contributed to it with their impactful writings. But not many are aware that India has a rich history of regional literature on the environment.
Going through a reading slump? Too busy to read? Falling behind on your reading goals and challenges? Need a boost? There are still a few months to go before the year ends and these books are sure to set you right back on track.
Whether you are short on time and are looking for a quick read over the weekend. Want to get back to reading and looking for a bite-sized book. Or just need to catch up on your 2021 reading goal. These books are perfect to read up in a day.