Not A Review: Sayantani DasGupta’s Debating Darcy (2022)

By Ritwika Roy As a fan of both Jane Austen and Sayantani DasGupta’s fiction, reading Debating Darcy was inevitable, no matter the length of wait for Scholastic India to bring out an Indian edition. A YA contemporary re-imagining of arguably Austen’s most popular work, Pride & Prejudice, the characters are a diverse group of young…

Using stories as tools for understanding social justice with children

By Divya Jyoti Tirkey & Mamura Khan During the first lockdown at the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the country, a large number of migrants walked insurmountable distances, in the peak of summer, to reach home. Jamlo Makdam, a 12-year-old child, also walked, from the chili fields of Telangana where she worked as a laborer,…

A YA Writing Workshop!

Writing is Personal: Narratives in Young Adult Literature A YA Writing Workshop organised by the American Center, Kolkata & ACLiSA  Magical things happen when authors meet aspiring young writers, and on 17th November, 2022, we witnessed just that when the American Center, Kolkata, together with ACLiSA organised a YA writing workshop titled “Writing is Personal:…

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