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Richa Jha discusses teenage reading habits

   Posted by: aman   in Roll of Honour

One of the finest school stories collection (with brilliant illustrations) by some of India’s best authors that I have read is ‘Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field‘. Richa Jha, the excellent editor of the collection, compares ‘Roll of Honour’ with the critically acclaimed Siddhartha Sarma’s ‘The Grasshopper’s Run‘ and points at the glowing reviews for both books but laments the reading habits of teenagers and parents and teachers when compared with books from the West. She makes an argument for our, Indian books on teenagers, to be read by our adolescent readers. Thank you Richa for this much needed pointer examining our reading habits.

‘…a gripping, haunting, disturbing page-turner. In many ways, it is also India’s first boldly written brutally honest crossover fiction.’

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