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Recap: Champaca Book Subscription Year One – Translations

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Recap: Champaca Book Subscription Year One – Translations

Read on for a quick recap of the books we sent out in year one of the Champaca Book Subscription. Click here to see all the books, and boxes, we sent out in the Translations theme (and remember, you can sign up for year three here to join us in discovering exciting stories).   

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War and Stories

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War and Stories

Recent world happenings have made us think of a fleeting moment soaked in magic and history. With news coming out of Ukraine, Shakti revisits Soviet children's books from India's history, and recommends books that offer us a new perspective on war and its effects. Get your copies of the books on our websitewe ship across India.

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Reading in the Times of Coronavirus

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Reading in the Times of Coronavirus

Is there a way to explore reading to make sense of life in lockdown? What is certain in these times is uncertainty, and as we explore this through books, is there a way ahead? Thejaswi Shivanand writes.

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Women In Translation Month

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Women In Translation Month

Kavya Murthy writes about Women in Translation Month. August was declared Women in Translation Month by Meytal Radzinski, a scholar who took up the task of asking why there were so few women-identified authors published in translation. A study soon revealed that only 26 % of books in translation were written by women.

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A new leaf on our champaca tree

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A new leaf on our champaca tree

A month into our bookstore's opening, we reflect on the whirlwind that has been the last few weeks, and give you a glimpse of what's next!

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