Feminist Writings and Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

One of the fierce feminists of her times, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a pioneering writer, too. In her lifetime she advocated women rights through her writings. This slim volume published by Zubaan and exquisitely translated from the Bengali by Kalyani Dutta covers her fabulist writings and a few poems, and closes with an unfinished work that’s left on her desk when she died a quiet death. Continue reading Feminist Writings and Works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta’s Photo-Memoir “Wish You Were Here” Celebrates Not Only a Personal Life, But a Queer Movement

When I finished browsing through this heavy pink-covered hardcover book that has Paolo Sergio de Castro’s image on the front – who died of AIDS and the book is dedicated to him – with “wish you were here” in golden color, I was overwhelmed with emotions. These 128 pages, cover to cover, carries the making of someone; multiple landscapes that change as abruptly as does the subjects of assessment of Sunil. Continue reading Sunil Gupta’s Photo-Memoir “Wish You Were Here” Celebrates Not Only a Personal Life, But a Queer Movement

Bookstagrammer Interview Series: Meet Vibha Jagun

This post is the first installment of a special “Bookstagrammer Interview Series.” Every fortnight you’ll get to meet a bookstagrammer who’s sharing amazing content with all the booklovers, readers, and writers. I shared a 10-question interview form with Vibha yesterday, and she’s enthusiastic to participate in this exercise. I thank her for filling the form with utmost honesty and childlike curiosity. Continue reading Bookstagrammer Interview Series: Meet Vibha Jagun

World Book (and Copyright) Day | Reading in the Time of COVID-19

My country is in utter chaos. However, I am one of those who are privileged. (And we must recognize our privileges first, then we can philosophize and recommend people to read.) I have a room of my own and I’m surviving by having books by my side. And I would want to talk about this today: reading in the time of coronavirus. Continue reading World Book (and Copyright) Day | Reading in the Time of COVID-19

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book, an essay to be precise, We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a modified version of her TEDxEuston talk. An extremely rich in experience and full of small but significant anecdotes from her life this essay serves as a handbook of definition of feminism for all. She [Adichie] helps us understand what feminism means and how the word has probably … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie