The intent of a literature circle is “to allow students to practice and develop the skills and strategies of good readers” (DaLie, 2001).
We at Sambhasha undoubtedly have a vested interest in enhancing our reading abilities. A group of bibliophiles will briefly review everything from ancient texts, manuscripts, historical accounts, classics, epics, re-tellings, autobiographies to academic and research articles in the purview of cultural studies. This list will keep growing with regular, curated updates.
Based on the well known love-tale of Udayana and Vasavadatta, Bhasa’s play abounds in dramatic excitement, suspense, surprise and humour.
In 2008, Yuval Noah Harari, a young historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, began to write a book derived from an undergraduate world-history class that he was teaching. Twenty lectures became twenty chapters.