Here is your Sunday reading list.
Writer Parvati Sharma on drawing inspiration from Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year and his idea of the writer's life as the writer's duty
The writer and science journalist on the impact of the 1918 Spanish Flu on India and the mostly unchanging response to each new epidemic
In a new speculative short story by writer Manjula Padmanabhan, a video gamer finds a way to fight a pestilence.
A new poem by Sudeep Sen meditates on the shape of love in a time of self-isolation.
Books by Richard Dawkins, Jay Griffiths and Tara Westover can help enlighten us about the natural world.
Even as we're forced to consume news about the pandemic, we must not forget those who don't have our protection and privileges.
Here's your Sunday reading list
How travel literature, during a lockdown, can teach us to rediscover the familiar spaces that we take for granted.
For families stranded at home, during a lockdown, revisiting vacations past make for the perfect travel recipe.
A new biography, A Dominant Character, explores how the British-Indian scientist’s influence remained long after he was gone
The Italian actor-director on the relevance of Pinocchio even today, and how life, as incomprehensible as it may be, is still beautiful
A new book, India’s Revolutionary Inheritance, profiles the freedom fighter’s surprisingly mature intellectual legacy.
The world and its curious explorers might never be the same again, as the pandemic leads to distrust, xenophobia and the end of learning from each other. But even then, we cannot survive without the kindness of strangers
The writer, whose new book The Prospect of Miracles is his first non-Parsi novel, on exploring the dark side of human relationships
A new YouTube series spotlights the farmer-poet who lost his life’s work in a crossfire.
Mahatma Gandhi had blamed the 1934 Bihar earthquake on ‘divine chastisement’ for the ‘great sin’ of untouchability
The only good thing that has happened is concern for vulnerable, old people, he says.
Poets, writers and graphic novelists offer a reading list for the difficult days of the lockdown.
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