“The Gospel of the Eels” by Patrik Svensson

If there is only one book you can read in 2020 then make it this superb translation from Swedish by art and culture journalist, Patrik
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The Decameron 2020

In May 2020, I was sent a YouTube link by academic and novelist Tabish Khair. It was a short clip of film actress Shabana Azmi
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Q&A with Wattpad regarding their Pride List

I received a Wattpad press release announcing their Pride list for June 2020. I was curious. Wattpad has been in India for a while. A
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Press Release: Elevating LGBTQ+ voices during Pride month (and all year)

This year’s Pride is different. More than ever before, Pride is an opportunity to showcase the intersecting systems that marginalize and oppress LGBTQ+ communities. The
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“Chorashastra: The subtle science of thievery”

Chorashastra: The subtle science of thievery is an oddly gripping novella by award-winning Malayalam writer V. J. James. Absurdly imaginative storyline that within a couple
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Lori Gottlieb “Maybe you should talk to someone”

Lori Gottlieb opts for therapy after a personal crisis. It works out well for her. A therapist most often works like a good listener who
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Q&A with Pramod Kapoor, Roli Books

Pramod Kapoor, the founder and publisher of Roli Books (established in 1978). A sepia aficionado, he has over the course of his illustrious career conceived and
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Megha Majumdar’s “A Burning”

Debut novelist Megha Majumdar has had a dream start to her literary career with A Burning. It is about a young Muslim girl called Jivan
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Tim Pears’s The West Country Trilogy

Lockdown reading is a way of keeping one’s sanity. Long, satisfying reads are definitely a pleasaurable way to while one’s time. Tim Pears’s The West
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“Letters to Mother”

New age publishing in India = celebrity publishing. This is the latest offering from HarperCollins India. 19 June 2020
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