The Indian Lit Readathon is back!

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
  1. Only books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors are allowed.
  2. You need to complete at least one line on the Bingo board to be a readathon finisher.
  3. 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.

Happy reading!

~ Shruti

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12 thoughts on “The Indian Lit Readathon is back!

  1. This is a great idea! I may pick this up once my grad classes finish up next month, I’ve been wanting to participate in more challenges this year and have only signed up for YARC so far, so this challenge would overlap beautifully.

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  2. What if one reads the actual Mahabharata or a stripped down version of it? Doesn’t that cross out the bingo board and make them a finisher by just reading one book? 😜

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    1. Dei, dei. xD

      This is the kind of gaming the system I’m planning to do. And it’s completely within the rules. But a stripped down version of the Mahabharata won’t cover all these prompts, though. Because it probably wouldn’t include characters like Shikhandi and the 4 parvas.


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