A new book series from the author of the Black Book is being published by Columbia University.
The book series, which follows an urban explorer on a book-based adventure into the black books of the west, includes books from Black Book Press, a local black book publishing house, and a new book called The Books of Black Book, which takes a look at the literary legacy of the West Indies.
According to its website, the series “is an exploration of a range of literary texts that have survived and continue to exist, from the 19th century to the present day”.
The series follows a black book explorer, James, who travels from the far west to the far east to the Indian subcontinent, and then to the west coast of the US.
James meets several different people on the way, including a black woman, and learns that the Indian literary scene has its roots in colonial times.
He also meets the writer N.J. Mughal, who wrote and illustrated the Black Books in Bengal.
The series was initially published by Indigo Books in 2016, and the author has since gone on to publish a series of novels.
Columbia is one of the first places in the US to have an online book store, with Indigo Books having a presence in the Midwest.
Its founder, Kalyani Patel, told the Hindustan Times that she was inspired by the book series to create the Black Paper, a digital library of Indian literature.
“I was inspired to do something about books in the country when I went to India, and was looking for an outlet for my interest in books,” she said.
“So, we decided to create a platform where Indian writers and scholars can find and download books that are accessible and relevant to the people.”
The book-centric nature of the series, however, does not stop at Indian literature and culture.
The bookshop’s website also offers links to other popular Indian-language and non-Indian literature, including novels by Anjali Bhatt, M.K. Choudhury, Arundhati Roy, Prabhat Kaur, Pragya Bhushan, and many others.
While it may not be the first bookshop in the world to offer an online store for books, the authors are clearly taking pride in the platform.
“The books of Black Paper are part of a larger project by Indigo, to celebrate Indian culture through books,” said Kalyan.
“Indigo Books is one part of the larger cultural heritage of the Indian book.
The idea of creating a platform like this is to spread this cultural heritage to others.”