Senjuti Patra

Senjuti was born and raised in Bankura, a small town in India. A reluctant economist, fierce feminist and history enthusiast, she spends most of her time reading. Her interaction with other people is largely limited to running away from them or launching into passionate monologues about her last perfect read or her latest fictional crush. She can be reached at rimjhimdiya@gmail.com

200 Years of African American Writing: A History of Antiracist Literature

Look back at two decades of antiracist literature, including poetry, nonfiction, and fiction works by Black authors speaking truth to power.

A Very Brief History of Reading

From the first named author, Akkadian princess Enheduanna, to the beginning of silent reading and beyond, join us on this history of reading.

The Life and Times of Oscar Wilde

Join us on this exploration of the life and times of the king of comebacks that made Oscar Wilde the literary icon that he is.

The Neuroscience of Audiobooks

Consider some of the recent studies around the neuroscience of audiobooks, or how listening to audiobooks affects our brains.

Reading Through Difficult Times: Books and Their Readers in 1918–1920

What were people reading during the Influenza epidemic of 1918-1920? A deep dive into the reading habits of that era.

Literary Tourism: Kolkata, India

Take a tour of literary Kolkata, India, from its museums to its cafes and bookstores to a reading list of books set in the metropolis.

Indian Writing in English: An Unconventional Starter Kit

A short list of some of the lesser known, but brilliant Indian writing in English with books from various genres, featuring diverse voices, including titles like The Devourers by Indra Das.

How the Neapolitan Novels Kept Me Going During Some of the Lowest Points in My Life

Struggling with anxiety, expectations, and health concerns, one reader recounts how Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels kept her going.