Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field
Time: 11 Am - 12:30 Pm
Venue: BumbleBees, S-452b, GK II
Age Group: 12 to 16
Join us in celebrating the splendid institution called School! Samina Mishra, Jyoti Singh Viswanath, Priya Kuriyan and Richa Jha bring to life this delightful anthology of school stories. Enjoy the different slivers of school life - the delightful, the mundane, the poignant, the quirky, the questioning, the traditional, the scary, the sublime, and more. Participating writers: Samina Mishra, Jyoti Singh Visvanath, Priya Kuriyan and Richa Jha. About the book: Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field (ed Richa Jha, illus Priya Kuriyan, pub Wisdom Tree) is an anthology of short stories celebrating that one splendid institution called School! It brings together thirty-one of the most sensitive contemporary Indian writers with as many school experiences. Between the covers is a lavish spread of different slivers of school life - the delightful, the mundane, the poignant, the quirky, the questioning, the traditional, the scary, the sublime, and more. And sure enough, there is a 'Hey, that's me in it!' moment for everyone here! The book has contributions by authors like Subhadra Sen Gupta, Jerry Pinto, Bulbul Sharma, Paro Anand, Deepa Agarwal, Devika Rangachari, Ranjit Lal and Mridula Koshi, among others. It has found itself a place in the Limca Book of Records for a full length song that's been created for it, the first ever for a book in India.