Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Durga Puja!

Stolen from Detective Comics #35, January 1940. 

I always wonder: is there much fiction written in Asian or African languages where the authors have used totally made-up European gods and religions and ethnic groups?  If anyone knows of such stuff, please to share your information.

While researching for Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol. II, we did find a Tamil pulp novel by Rajesh Kumar in which Coimbatore police detective Vivek solves a case of political intrigue in Coluba, a small independent island nation situated between the US and Canada... but that's the only example I know of so far.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy International Literacy Day!

You must learn to read and write
Then your mind will shine so bright
Just plain Love won't do for me
You must also learn your ABC!

Commemorate International Literacy Day by picking up a copy of Kumari Loves a Monster by Rashmi Ruth Devadasan & Shyam for that budding young reader in your life.