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A Book A Week

The start of my “a book a week” endeavour, until the end of 2016! Continue reading

Needless Fuss Over “The Hunger Games”

The underlying socio-political commentary notwithstanding, one could dispute the literary value of “The Hunger Games” vis-à-vis the classics. There are perhaps even more deserving contemporary books which feature equally meaningful themes. Yet dismissing the series because of the “gory descriptions of children killing children mercilessly to save themselves” underestimates the ability of young readers to reason, as well as the ability of teachers to suss out and communicate relevant themes. Every academic and educator came to same, reasonable conclusion that “it boils down to how the book is taught”. Continue reading

Literature: Its Value, Its Intimidation, And My Journey

My take (and also to chime in on the present discourse) is simple: we need to stop perceiving Literature as a subject or academic discipline per se. Continue reading

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