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.

8 Of the Best Nonfiction Books About The Senses

If you haven't read a book about the senses since you were a kid, these titles, including Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells by Harold McGee, demonstrate there is so much more to learn.

If You Loved That Novel, Try This Nonfiction Book

If you loved these popular novels, try picking up a nonfiction book that pairs perfectly with it, like The Martian and Packing for Mars.

9 Must-Read Books Translated From Indian Regional Languages

Geetanjali Shree's novel made history when it won a Booker Prize. Here are even more wonderful books translated from Indian languages, like A Window Lived in the Wall by Vinod Kumar Shukla, translated from Hindi by Satti Khanna.

10 Books To Read After THE NIGHTINGALE

Looking for more books like The Nightingale, with the same themes and styles, which offer a more nuanced take on war? Find them here!

12 Books to Read if you Loved Pachinko

Looking for historical Korean stories or a multigenerational saga with a family secret? Check out these books like Pachinko, including How We Disappeared.

Asia in a Global War: World War II, Asia, and Historical Fiction

Examining how historical fiction books about World War II are unpacking the trauma of civilian experiences in Asia during this period.

8 Books for First-Time Dog Parents

From dog sidekicks to personal essays about our furry friends to practical training advice, here are the best books for first-time dog parents.

15 Books About Lesser-Known Women Who Made History

From rulers and scientists to activists, artists, and journalists, add these books about women who made history to your TBR pile, including Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen.

Beyond Arranged Marriages and Big Fat Weddings: Romance in Indian Literature

An exploration of the various ways romance plays out in Indian literature — it's not all arranged marriages.

The Cost of Reading: The Book Industry’s Carbon Footprint

How much do print books contribute to climate change? Are ebooks better for the environment than paper books? Here are the answers.