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This World Book Day, pick up A Clear Blue Sky for a spark of hope

What better way to commemorate World Book Day, celebrated on April 23, than by picking up a book that’s a true reflection of the times we live in? A Clear Blue Sky is an anthology of poems and short stories by writers from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, whose poetry and prose hold up a mirror to the times. As it courses through subjects and emotions, it makes for a read that’s entertaining and stimulating in equal measure. With a foreword by Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy, this Flipkart special edition is a must-have on your bookshelf. Read more about it here.
Jai Arjun Singh

Why Bhisham Sahni’s Tamas is relevant to Indians today

Padma Bhushan awardee Bhisham Sahni became famous for Tamas, his fictionalized account of communal politics based on true events he witnessed in 1947. The book won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975. In its latest English translation by Daisy Rockwell, it continues to hold meaning for Indian society 41 years later. Acclaimed writer, critic and cinephile Jai Arjun Singh reviews the translation only for Flipkart Stories