‘Finding the copies of books I was searching for, or bringing down a dusty copy of a forgotten book…was a thrilling new experience.’ – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
‘Whatever others do, I’d rather read.’ – Jerry Pinto
Books are like best friends—always there for you when you need them. And it’s not just you; Your favourite authors also feel the same way. In this collection, find out which are the books that inspired Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; what is Ruskin Bond’s favourite book series; Subhadra Sen Gupta’s favourite reading spots and how Sudha Murty’s longstanding relationship with libraries continues to this day. Plus, Roopa Pai talks about her love for Enid Blyton, Jash Sen narrates how reading detective fiction in a spooky old house only added to the fun, Arundhati Venkatesh reminisces about her childhood spent in the company of books and Anita Nair fondly describes the ‘place of enchantment’ a book provided her. Plus, there are more delightful anecdotes by Satyajit Ray, Tanu Shree Singh, Jerry Pinto, Nilanjana Roy and Deepa Agarwal.
Brimming with nostalgia and a love for books, I’d Rather Read will make you fall in love with the written word all over again.