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Reading For Change

Books have been our windows to the world for the past several centuries. Books can also be a window into the many futures of the planet. In this series, we use books as an entry point to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to explore them as facets of our daily lives and not only as distant landmarks in space and time. 

Over 2020-2021, Champaca BookstoreScience Gallery Bengaluru and Bengaluru Sustainability Forum present you a collection of books that closely relate to the themes of the SDGs. We open up these books in a monthly discussion to connect them with the SDGs, the city and you, the people of the city.

Given the current limitations of meeting in physical spaces, all events will be online. 


Below, find the books we've discussed so far as part of the Reading For Change series. Click the links to access the video recordings, if available. And stay tuned to what's coming up next — sign up for our newsletter in the form below!
SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Scavengers by Darren Simpson — Seema Mundoli and Lakshmi Karunakaran in conversation
SDG 5 Gender Equality: Inferior by Angela Saini — author Angela Saini and neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya in conversation
SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being: Spillover by David Quammen — author David Quammen and science journalist and writer Anil Ananthaswamy in conversation
SDG 4 Quality Education: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers by S. Giridhar — author S. Giridhar and Uma Mahadevan (Principal Secretary, Panchayat Raj to the GoK) in conversation
SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy: I Will Save My Land by Rinchin — author Rinchin and Shripad Dharmadhikary, an activist, researcher, and coordinator of the Manthan Adhyayan Kendra in conversation

SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom  author Kai Cheng Thom and writer and researcher Nadika Nadja in conversation