Welcome to Paradise Prose

Hi there/namaskar! Thanks for coming by. My name is Shreya and I currently study English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. What you see here is my creative writing and literary discussion website of five years. This is a space for growth, imagined through words. Here you can join me in observing the world, reading about it and enjoying it. The curlicues of letters in the English alphabet remind me of the arched backs of newborn leaves. Together, we can watch as they (with care and nurture) turn into full-blown words: a thicket of meaning. They can grow, grow, grow, as far as they can go, and then we can watch them disintegrate back into the soil, making way for new ideas to shoot up. I do love the extended metaphor – it has the ability to bring together so many different aspects of reality in a hybrid form, making us see in a new light.

If there’s anything I’ve learnt in my modest experience of writing and reading so far, it’s that there are always greater possibilities than I can fathom with my present knowledge. Literature in particular is one of the most fruitful media for this understanding, with its ability to absorb almost any discipline under its wing.

I think the internet is one of the wonderful things to happen for young people who want to share their writing and thoughts on literature. I created Paradise Prose in 2017, inspired by the many book bloggers I found online.

Click on My Rambles to see my writerly and literary journey over the past few years. It includes the occasional resource, original writing and a sprinkle of book reviews. Or, if you’re looking for a guest post or other requests, I’d be happy to hear from you – contact paradiseprose@gmail.com.

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