Reading the States

(Page from: Oluguti Toluguti)

When we read the common (the classics, the bestsellers) books, we read a singular narrative, within a narrow space. In many cases the books in English that we read are set in a far off time, and in a farther off place. Both of which may not be much relevant to what I experience now, and probably influence my thought process in a very limited way.

I am on a hopeful quest to read books from different places in India. I grew up in many States of India, but I hardly know much about each of them. These sort of book reviews might give you also a glimpse of lives that are varied from our own.

  1. TelanganaFather May Be an Elephant and Mother Only a Small Basket, But… by Gogu Shyamala
  2. Assam. No Ghosts in this City by Uddipana Goswami
  3. Tamil NaduThe Hour Past Midnight, by Salma, translated by Lakshmi Holmstrom
  4. KeralaThe God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy