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.

15 Of The Best Indian Mythology Books for Children

Read on for the best Indian mythology books for children that offer kids an introduction to India's folklore, religious tales, and more.

The Big Picture: Reading Historical Fiction During a Global Pandemic

Historical fiction can remind us that these "unprecedented" times are anything but. Here's what they can teach us about our current crisis.

In Defense of Navel-Gazing: Why We Read Memoirs and Autofiction

Despite being dismissed by some critics as self-indulgent, memoirs have risen steadily in popularity. Here's why they're worth reading.

10 Bibliomemoirs About the Life-Altering Power of Reading

These bibliomemoirs, including The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, offer a glimpse into the lives of fellow book lovers, reminding us how vast the bookish community is.

Fun DIY Bookmark Ideas for a Quick Crafting Session

These are the best DIY bookmark ideas so you can replenish your stock and have something for every bookish mood.

Get To Know Satyajit Ray: Bookish Polymath Extraordinaire

Get to know Bengali writer and filmmaker Satyajit Ray, along with a sampling of his stories and films available in translation.

Of Women and Nature: Novels with an Ecofeminist Bent

These ecofeminist novels deconstruct and redefine the portrayal of women in literature, and explore nuanced depictions of the environment.

An Introduction to Literary Nonfiction

Want to read more literary nonfiction? These are some popular subgenres of literary nonfiction, with reading recommendations for each.

Quiz: Which Literary Fiction Book Should You Read Based On The Book You Want To Write?

Come dream up some details about that book you have always wanted to write, and take home a literary fiction book recommendation.

Decolonizing Your Bookshelf: The What, The Why, and The How

If you're looking for a how-to on decolonizing your bookshelf, we've got your guide, including what that means and why you should do it.