This year we will celebrate the 71st year of Indian Independence. Its 70 years that India got its independence. And India is progressing and making its mark in the world map in all areas. India is a vast country with diversity of religion, culture, traditions, customs, languages, art. The more you explore, there is more to find and know about it.
To celebrate the 71st birthday of our nation, there is an readathod being organized this weekend on instagram by my buddies Aritri Chatterjee , Ankita Daiya and Padmaja Phatak. The big news is Harper Collins India is collaborating for this readathon. Also, the bookish subscription box The last leaf has joined in and is going to make a contest. This subscription box aims to promote reading diverse books in India. A lucky winner will be chosen from the participates of the readathon who could win a book box. Sounds exciting??
The whole purpose of this readathon is to explore more about in india. We are going to read gems from Indian literature as well as books by foreign authors on India. You will be surprised to know that there are many foreign authors who were mesmerized by India’s diversity, that few made India as their home and wrote many books about its culture, religion, languages, cites, pre-independent and post-independent india.
About the Event:
When : 12- 15 August, 2017
How to participate : Choose any four books as per the four challenges mentioned herein. Post the picture of the book using hashtag #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon and #thelastleafboxcampaign in instagram.
The readathon challenge is as below:
- 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
For book recommendations for the readathon you can visit the insta feeds on these guys, Aritri Chatterjee , Ankita Daiya and Padmaja Phatak. You can find more about it by looking for hastag #DiscoveringIndiaReadathon and #thelastleafboxcampaign in instagram.
My books choice for this readathon and well as few recommendations are coming up in my next post.