Remember how last year, a bunch of friends and I started a readathon solely for Indian books? Well, edition 2 is here and it’s so much bigger and better than the first time!
What is the Indian Lit Readathon?
The Indian Lit Readathon is a 48 hour readathon where participants read books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors. This amazing readathon is organized by Charvi at Not Just Fiction, Nandini at Unputdownable Books, and me.
This edition of the readathon is themed as Mahabharat. Read on to find out what prompts we’ve lined up for this epic-themed readathon!
When is the readathon?
It’s on the 6th and 7th of July, 2019. It starts at 12am IST.
Rules of the readathon
- Only books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors are allowed.
- You need to complete at least one line on the Bingo board to be a readathon finisher.
- Books of any genre are allowed.
Indian Lit Readathon bingo
|Arjuna: A book with the chosen one trope|
|Dhritarashtra: A book featuring a character with a disability|
|Ekalavya: A book about the Indian caste system|
|Karna: A book with less than 500 ratings on GR|
|Krishna: A book about or based on mythology|
|Shikhandi: A book with a trans character|
|Vyasa: A book written in verse/poetry book|
|Yudhishtira: A book with social justice themes|
|Indraprastha: A book set in a palace/about royalty|
|Kurukshetra: A book about a power struggle|
|Bhagavad Gita: A self-help/philosophical book|
|Chakravyuh: A book which promises plot twists|
|Adi Parva: The first book in a series|
|Aranya Parva: A book with trees on the cover|
|Bhishma Parva: A book about family dynamics|
|Stri Parva: A book with feminist themes|
I don’t know which book I should read. What do I do?
Don’t worry! We’ll be giving you book recommendations for each of these prompts on Twitter. Follow us on Twitter if you aren’t already!
Where do I sign up?
Click here to sign up!
That’s all! Now all you have to do is plan your TBR for the readathon! Also, keep a close eye on our Twitter and Instagram handles, because we’ll be hosting a couple giveaways and posting recommendations for each prompt in the coming weeks.