If you don’t know, there is a 48-hour readathon happening from 12:00 on July 6th until 11:59 on July 7th, that is themed around reading Indian literature. It’s hosted by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction , Nandini @ Unputdownable Books , Shruti @ This is Lit , and Aditi @ Dreamy Reads
This round the theme is The Mahabharata! The Mahabharata is one of the two Sanskrit epic Indian poems, that internationally known but if you’d like more information, I can’t suggest you check out Sahi @ A World of Books post about here!
This post is going up on the later side, so there isn’t a whole lot of time to sign up or participate because it’s 48 hours, but you should read more Indian books. There are so many wonderful books written across genres and age groups by Indian writers.
Unfortunately, I am quite busy and I can’t read very much over those 48 hours. My best friend is in town, I work (because those weekend summer retail jobs are what pay many teenagers in my town), and I have movie night plans. But I will be aiming to read one book, which is better than none because I want to celebrate Indian Literature because it’s a place, people, and culture I love. But who knows if I will even finish the book, but I will start it and see where I go.
Also, I am kind of going to be cheating a start my read-a-thon according to IST and end on my PST time. But enough blabbing, let’s get down to business and talk about my TBR! There is a bingo board though, which is cool, for which you can go off of, with prompts (seen below bingo board).
1. Arjuna: A book with the chosen one trope
2. Dhritarashtra: A book featuring a character with a disability
3. Ekalavya: A book about the caste system
4. Karna: A book with less than 500 ratings on GR
5. Krishna: A book about or based on mythology
6. Shikhandi: A book with a trans character
7. Vyasa: A book written in verse/poetry book
8. Yudhishtira: A book with social justice themes
9. Indraprastha: A book set in a palace/about royalty
10. Kurukshetra: A book about power struggle
11. Bhagavad Gita: A self-help/philosophical book
12. Chakravyuh: A book which promises plot twists
13. Adi Parva: The first book in a series
14. Aranya Parva: A book with trees on the cover
15. Bhishma Parva: A book about family dynamics
16. Stri Parva: A book with feminist themes
You can find lots of recs though the read-a-thon twitter @ indianlitreadathon
I will be reading The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma
This is a Punjabi Sikh business takeover romance by my fave Nisha Sharma, so there is a lot to love here,
That fits the prompts of the following:
Bhishma Parva: A book about family dynamics
Stri Parva: A book with feminist themes
Kurukshetra: A book about power struggle
Adi Parva: The first book in a series
Karna: A book with less than 500 ratings on GR
Which for only being one book, I am very impressed with. I would love if I could read all the Indian books on my shelf, but in 48 hours that isn’t possible. So, I won’t get a bingo but that is a-okay with me. It’s about reading Indian books, and as long as I am enjoying it. It will be a good time.
I am going to do some recommendations hopefully soon of my favourite Indian books eventually, but right now I backlogged with reviews, work and being busy. Anyways, thank you so much to Charvi, Nandini, Aditi, Shruti and Sahi for doing this ❤
Are you participating in the Indian Lit Read-a-thon? If so, what is your TBR—I’d love to know in the comments!
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