Physical books I have acquired since I came back home in September:

– Janaki Bakhle, Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition
– Mikhail Bakhtin (trans. Hélène Iswolsky), Rabelais and His World
– Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, Aranyak
– Nrishinghoprasad Bhaduri, Mahabharat’er Pratinayak
– Nabarun Bhattacharya, Sreshttho Golpo
– Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (a gift)
– Anuja Chauhan, The Zoya Factor
– William Dalrymple, City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
– Prabhatkumar Das (ed.), Bangla Jatrapala’r Gaan
– Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (a gift)
– Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (a gift)
– Gerard Jones, Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book
– Kuzhali Manickavel, Things We Found During the Autopsy
– Misc., Innocent When You Dream: A Tom Waits Reader (a gift)
– Haruki Murakami (trans. Abhijit Mukherjee), Ek Dojon Murakami
– Suniti Namjoshi, The Fabulous Feminist
– Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table
– Philip Pullman, The Butterfly Tattoo
– José Saramago, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
– Shripantha, Battala
– John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces (a gift)
– Sarah Waters, Affinity

Now how many books is that? What am I ever going to do with all these physical books? Read them in a month before I leave to roam the world again?


Books I have read of late:

  • Aimee Bender, The Color Master
  • George Saunders, The Tenth of December
  • Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria
  • Junot Diáz, This is How You Lose Her
  • Isabel Allende, The Island beneath the Sea
  • Ranjit Lal, The Battle for No. 19
  • Kuzhali Manickavel, Things We Found During the Autopsy
  • Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

You will notice a newly discovered interest in contemporary American authors, which was the shade of my reading in September. I am still on the outlook for others to read, although I’ve returned somewhat to the eclectic behaviour of my reading. You will also notice lots and lots of short stories. I also re-read most of Borges and Angela Carter’s short stories, and too many new standalone stories to name.