To celebrate the 70 years of Independence, we have come up with #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon . A readathon that focuses on discovering the various aspects of India through some remarkable reads.
To read how and why we came up with this idea, click here.
Organised by : The Liquid Sunset, The Bookish Tales and The Blue Balloon.
When : 12- 15 August, 2017
How to participate : Choose any four books as per the four challenges mentioned herein
1. A book set in pre-independence era
2. A book written in any Indian language (you can read the translated version too)
3. A book on any Indian City
4. A book focused on the post independence era
Mentioned below are some titles that will help pick your reads for the readathon’s challenges.
A book set in pre-independence era
Women at War: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment
The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide
The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India’s Partition
A book written in any Indian Language (Translated or otherwise)
A book on any Indian City
A book focused on the Post-Independence era
India’s Wars: A Military History 1947-1971
You can find the original post on Instagram here.
Let’s all embark on this journey of rediscovering the diverse literature focused on India. 🇮🇳
7 thoughts on “70 years of Independence : Discovering India Readathon”
Great approach to motivate national consciousness.
Thank you 🙂
Sorting out my books already! Can’t wait! 😇😇
I am so happy that you can join us 😊
This sounds great! 🙂
We had a lot of fun doing this Readathon. The discussions and reading diverse literature helped us gain a lot of insights into the history of India. 🙂