Welcome to Readings with a cup of tea!
This is a personal diary and a public statement of my interests. Books, poetry, fiction, movies, travel, photography, and my views on anything under the sky.
I have learned over the years that the best way to remember a book is to write about it. So, inter alia, I write about what I read.
Literature and History are my mainstay. I am particularly interested in South Asian fiction written originally in English and world literature in translation.
I believe that there is a need to internationalise and diversify English readership habits to include literatures originating in the cultures and traditions of societies other than Western.
In the discipline of history, my prime interests lie, but are not limited to, Islamic history and the history of the Indian Subcontinent with special emphasis on British Raj.
Comments and criticisms are welcomed.
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