The Indian literary scene is under bombardment and Indian Quills Reading Challenge is inspired from that beautiful word-a-lious attack. Indian books, Indian writers, Indian stories…..there are so many out there that each one of us end up missing a few, sometimes even the good ones and that is terrifying to this desi reader. IQR Challenge is an attempt to bring the reviews of books by Indian authors scattered all over under one database at The Tales Pensieve. Going forward with this site’s underlying partiality with Indian authors, it is to also serve as a collective effort to promote the literature and authors of Indian origin.
a. Anyone who reads Indian literature can join the challenge, do you blog or not is not a criteria.
b. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphical, all forms of Indian writing are welcome.
c. Books written in any language (Regional, National or International) are eligible for the challenge, the only criteria is that it should be authored or co-authored by a writer of Indian origin.
d. The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
e. The books to be part of the challenge could have been released any time since evolution of printing (no ceiling on that) and you can also link reviews of books read any time, any number of years back. The intention is to build a near perfect and complete database of books by Indian writers. f. If you have any confusion whether the book you have opted for, qualifies for the challenge or not just ask me. g. If you are a blogger but do not write about books on your blog, you are welcome to use the non-bloggers signup for the challenge.
Well, I am committing to read & review 12 Books under this challenge in 2013.