I’m very excited about a project called Boxwalla, which was started by my friend Lavanya, and I wanted to share it with you. The name is a play on Hindi suffix walla, which means someone who provides a service. In this case, the service consists of handmade boxes filled with surprises, from beauty products and food to films and books. It’s a subscription service, and since I have always admired Lavanya’s taste, I’m sure the boxes will be full of interesting things.
Mark the launch, Lavanya offered to give away the first box in her book series to one Bois de Jasmin reader (you’re, of course, under no obligation to subscribe). The box will include 3 books in English by contemporary writers from all over the world and a book-inspired goodie.
As Lavanya says, “Our main motivation for the book box was the fact that there are so many great writers writing in non-English languages who are not as widely-read as they should be. A large number of them don’t even get translated into English. So one of our hopes is, that by getting the works of some these writers to a greater segment of the public, it might motivate more translations of other lesser known but great writers, as well. But in the mean time we just want to read and share great literature.” If you want to read more about Boxwalla, please click here.
The giveaway is open to our readers worldwide. To enter, please answer the following questions: 1) may I share your email with Lavanya? 2) What books are on your to-be-read list? The giveaway is now closed. The winner is Yumi K.