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.

The Inheritance of Books and Patriarchal Narratives

One reader muses on the books she inherited and how, as an older reader, she noticed her inherited collection lacked diversity.

14 Must-Read Indian History Books

These must-read Indian history books will help you understand this diverse country and its impact on the rest of the world, including The Raj at War by Yasmin Khan.

11 of Our Favorite Literary Couples

Which fictional match-up makes you swoon? Rioters talk about some of their favorite literary couples of classic and contemporary fiction.

Our Favorite Fictional Girl Gangs

We're celebrating Galentine's Day with a few of our favorite literary girl gangs. Here's to the amazing ladies in each of our lives!

7 Books for Fans of THIS IS US

If you've been marathoning the talked-about epic family saga, then you might want to check out these books like This Is Us, including The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.

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.