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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

We're now a little over a month old. It's been a time of bustling activity and fun in our green leafy corner of the world. Our tall shelves have seen books scuttle away thanks to wonderful readers, our kitchen staff are exhilarated and on their toes, and the wonderful avocado outside our window bears fruit that are just out of reach.

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