70 years of Independence : Discovering India Readathon

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

Readathon Challenges

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
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 Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide

Cuckold
Cuckold

The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India’s Partition
The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition

A book written in any Indian Language (Translated or otherwise)

The Liberation of Sita
The Liberation of Sita

Abandon
Abandon

Gift in Green
Gift in Green

Apradhini: Women Without Men
Apradhini: Women Without Men

A book on any Indian City

A book focused on the Post-Independence era

Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years
Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years

The Sea Lies Ahead
The Sea Lies Ahead

Pathways to Greatness
Pathways to Greatness

India’s Wars: A Military History 1947-1971
India's Wars: A Military History 1947-1971


You can find the original post on Instagram here.

**READATHON ANNOUNCEMENT** To celebrate the 71st Independence Day, @theliquidsunset @theblue_balloon and @thebookishtales have come up with #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon An extended weekend reading spree that will take place from 12-15 August, 2017, this readathon focuses on discovering the various aspects of India through some remarkable reads. You are welcome to join us! . Choose any four books as per the four challenges mentioned herein : -A book set in pre-independence era -A book written in any Indian language (you can read the translated version too) -A book on any Indian City -A book focused on the post independence era . Post your reading pile, reading progress, recommendations throughout the readathon using the tag #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon so that everyone can find book reccos easily. We will feature some of the best recommendations on our stories. . Spread the word around (mention on your story or post) and let's all embark on this journey of rediscovering the diverse literature focused on India. . . . . #bbkolkata

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