March 28, 2023


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Kitaab’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2021

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Kitaab recommends the Top 10 most read articles from our magazine in 2021

At Kitaab, it has been our constant endeavor to bring you the best of South Asian Writing. Continuing with it, we have collated a list of Kitaab’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2021. Each of them is available for free reading this week. You can check them out on our website.

  1. How to live & die: Khushwant Singh’s 10 rules by Zafar Anjum

Learn the 10 rules of living and dying by Khuswant Singh.

2. 100 Great Indian Poems — Editor’s Note and 8 poems

Read Editor Abhay K’s note on the poetry collection – 100 Great Indian Poems (Bloomsbury, 2018)

3. Excerpts: Lusty Indian men for “boom boom” in Uzbekistan

In this funny and rollicking account, Srinath Perur travels with the Indian sex tourist to Tashkent in search of ‘full enjoyment’ (Excerpted from If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai: A Conducted Tour of India by Srinath Perur, Penguin Books India.)

4. Quarantine Poetry Series #1: Aik Muddat Se Arzoo Thi Fursat Ki (Urdu/Hindi)

5. Kitaab releases new anthology, Singapore at Home: Life across Lines

Kitaab has just released a new anthology, Singapore at Home: Life across Lines edited by Pallavi Narayan and Iman Fahim Hameed.

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6. Naguib Mahfouz: The father of Arabic literature

7. Essay: Tagore’s Love Affairs

8. BooksActually’s Babette’s Feast: An interview with Kenny Leck and Renee Ting

9. Quarantine Poetry Series #2 I Bewajah Ghar Se by Gulzar (Urdu/Hindi)

10. Essay: The Malay Problem – The Myth of the Lazy Native Re-Visited

Happy Reading!