Quest in transition: Midnight’s children

 In this restless time of ours, when nationality is being re-evaluated in terms of nationalism, we all must go back to the root of it- a journey that has been reverberating through every self of man at every stage of an'Independent India'. Every reader goes through a special journey with Rushdie’s masterful work, and with... Continue Reading →

Satrapi’s Saturn: PERSEPOLIS

Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel PERSEPOLIS has always been the talk of the readers' town. The touching memoir of her life has surpassed the graphic representation of the experiences. A woman caught in the web of Islamic values searches for her freedom and finds refuge in the warm memories of childhood. Sonia Roy explores how the world... Continue Reading →

ULYSSES is a Bank

That day Mr. Bloom was worried that he might not be able to pay off Mr. Joyce from whom he had borrowed a large sum to celebrate and buy stuff  for the upcoming Bloom'sday and then we calmed him down and said that nobody pays that man back he doesn't mind he's a nice fellow... Continue Reading →

Rub it off: THE HUMAN STAIN

  How strong the moral detergent should be to wash away the stains of individual sins? Philip Roth's THE HUMAN STAIN exposes the culpibility of human nature that leaves a scar on the face of civilization. A perpetual scar that never leaves. Shouvik Banerjee examines it closely... A silvery grey cover with a black lower-body silhouette followed... Continue Reading →

OF MOTHERS AND MOTHERHOOD

"There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids", writes Stephen King. In literature of all ages, mothers have cut extraordinary figures through their unconditional love, self-sacrifice and untiring affection. But even after such toils, a few mothers drown in their own tear-drops. Betrayed by their own children, their suffering knows no... Continue Reading →

To celebrate his 157th birthday LIBRILINIA organized a public poll for readers. We came up with a bundle of questions regarding the works of Rabindranath Tagore. Among many of the responses we have handpicked a few. Here are the questions and their respective interesting responses!!   ''Name a character from Tagore's texts whom you want... Continue Reading →

The Man Behind the Image: The Buddha in books

The Buddha lived amidst turbulences, of religious fundamentalism, social intolerance, political turmoil, and of fierce commercial rivalry. He rejected the comfort of royalty and the cushion of Vedic philosophy. And after standing face to face with truth preached detachment and compassion. He is, in short, a man for our times. Siddhartha Dey traces his own... Continue Reading →

    William Shakespeare was born on 23rd April, 1564. He is considered as the greatest writer in English language. As an actor, poet and playwright he lived a checkered life and was at the height of his popularity during his lifetime. Memes, which are the most popular phenomena in current social media, want to... Continue Reading →

Fahrenheit 451: Funeral of Books

"Fahrenheit 451", writes Ray Bradbury "(is) the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns..." A Promethean gift which brought knowledge into this world, can also undo it. To save knowledge from the tongues of fire, we must seek a modern Prometheus. Sayanti Mukherjee anticipates that coming...   When a child, I was first... Continue Reading →

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