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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 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.

15 Things You May Not Know About J.R.R. Tolkien

What did Tolkien think of Shakespeare? What was his first job? What is T.C.B.S.? Find out in this collection of facts about J.R.R. Tolkien!

Of Small Town Book Fairs and Yearly Bookish Rituals

A small town in West Bengal, India welcomes its yearly book fair, reclaiming its place as a setting for local authors, socializing, and joy.

World War II Stories and the Proliferation of Historical Fiction

WWII is a part of history that has largely been told from one perspective. Here is a look at the shift in how it's being told.

Bookish Holiday Gifts for Readers: 2021 Edition

Are you wanting to get that reader in your life the perfect gift? Here are bookish gifts sure to be loved by readers the world over.

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.