Sayari Debnath

Sayari Debnath
Sayari Debnath is a literature graduate from Calcutta, India. She enjoys talking about books, cats and Renaissance paintings. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Solitude and Silence in ‘Whereabouts’ by Jhumpa Lahiri

Originally written in Italian in 2018 and translated into English in 2020, Whereabouts is a testament to Jhumpa Lahiri’s literary prowess. Anyone who’s familiar...

The Maze of Motherhood : Books on Being a Mother & More

We are done and dusted with the notion that motherhood brings joy - joy that is unchallenged, undeviating, unconditional, and unadulterated. Of course, there...

A Case for Literature In Translation: Why Do We Read Them?

The world’s best-selling book of all time, The Holy Bible, has had almost 5 billion copies sold and distributed. Coincidentally, this also makes it...

Reading Between the Lines: Queer Writings from India

My first introduction to queerness was through Abha Dawesar’s Babyji, when I must have been 13. I had picked up the book by chance...

Babu Bangladesh! : The Story of a Nation

Numair Atif Choudhury passed away in September 2018, just a few months before the release of his first and only book Babu Bangladesh!. What...

The Rules of Poetry: Does it Pay to be an Anarchist?

If we were to trace the very first time someone wagged their fingers at poets and asked them to behave, we would land on...
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