2011 South Asian Challenge – Sign-Ups

This is the sign-up post for the 2011 South Asian Challenge, hosted here at S. Krishna’s Books. Not sure what the South Asian Challenge is? Here is an F.A.Q. about the challenge, (hopefully) covering all aspects. If you have any questions, feel free to comment on the F.A.Q. post and I will answer them to the best of my ability!

Both bloggers and non-bloggers alike are welcome to participate in the South Asian Challenge.

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Feel free to copy and paste these to use on your own site!

Instructions for signing up

Bloggers: Write a post on your blog saying you are signing up for the challenge. Feel free to include a list of books you are interested in reading, but that is definitely not required. Type your name or the name of your blog in the Name field of Mr. Linky and a permalink to your post in the URL field. Please make sure you link directly to your sign-up post and not to your overall blog address.

Non-Bloggers: Leave a comment on this post stating that you are signing up for the challenge. Feel free to include a list of books you are interested in reading, but that is definitely not required. Submit the comment, then reload the page. Find your comment and hover over the timestamp underneath the comment. This is the permalink to your comment. Copy this link. Type your name in the Name field of Mr. Linky and paste that link in the URL field. PLEASE NOTE: I moderate comments older than 14 days, so if you sign up after that, you will not be able to immediately see your comment. In this case, I will take care of signing you up after I approve the comment, so once you leave the comment you do not need to take any further action.

Comments

  1. I’ll be writing up my post soon. So glad you’re hosting this one again.

  2. I’ll be writing up my post soon. So glad you’re hosting this one again.

  3. Definitely signing up next year too. Will put up the sign up post later.

    By the way, aren’t those your wedding pics on the buttons? They look gorgeous.

  4. Definitely signing up next year too. Will put up the sign up post later.

    By the way, aren’t those your wedding pics on the buttons? They look gorgeous.

  5. Violet – YES! They are my wedding pics! I need to go to a big Indian wedding next year because I’m running out of my own pictures to mine for buttons, LOL!

  6. Violet – YES! They are my wedding pics! I need to go to a big Indian wedding next year because I’m running out of my own pictures to mine for buttons, LOL!

  7. Your wedding pics are BEAUTIFUL! I’ve always just loved the image of hennaed hands. I am so excited for this challenge – thank you for hosting!

  8. Your wedding pics are BEAUTIFUL! I’ve always just loved the image of hennaed hands. I am so excited for this challenge – thank you for hosting!

  9. I’m signing up for sure, but I’m still trying to pin down the level of commitment! Will be back with my post soon!

  10. I’m signing up for sure, but I’m still trying to pin down the level of commitment! Will be back with my post soon!

  11. Excited for the challenge, even though I did not do very well last year. I am going to sign up later. Just wanted to say that the buttons are beautiful. If you need more Indian wedding photographs to mine for buttons, I am happy to let you use mine πŸ™‚

  12. Excited for the challenge, even though I did not do very well last year. I am going to sign up later. Just wanted to say that the buttons are beautiful. If you need more Indian wedding photographs to mine for buttons, I am happy to let you use mine πŸ™‚

  13. I would like to join the challenge as a South Asian Explorer–5 books.

  14. I would like to join the challenge as a South Asian Explorer–5 books.

  15. I can’t seem to get the permalink to work….not too computer savvy.

  16. I can’t seem to get the permalink to work….not too computer savvy.

  17. Glenda – Don’t worry about it, I’ll sign you up!

  18. Glenda – Don’t worry about it, I’ll sign you up!

  19. S. krishna, I so so much glad for organizing this. I can’t wait to start next year and I hope to explore more from South Asian literature.

  20. S. krishna, I so so much glad for organizing this. I can’t wait to start next year and I hope to explore more from South Asian literature.

  21. Last time I was quite late to sign up and this time I did it pronto. My post is up and am ready for the challenge πŸ™‚

  22. Last time I was quite late to sign up and this time I did it pronto. My post is up and am ready for the challenge πŸ™‚

  23. I am signing up for the challenge too. Can’t wait!

  24. I am signing up for the challenge too. Can’t wait!

  25. I have signed up too. Now browsing books πŸ™‚

  26. I have signed up too. Now browsing books πŸ™‚

  27. Just signed up for this one. I’m aiming for South East Asian Adventurer so 7 books. Can’t wait for it to start

  28. Just signed up for this one. I’m aiming for South East Asian Adventurer so 7 books. Can’t wait for it to start

  29. signed up for the challenge and linked my post also here. Looking forward to explore new authors and new books.

  30. signed up for the challenge and linked my post also here. Looking forward to explore new authors and new books.

  31. Hi Swapna,

    I’m signing up for the upcoming challenge. Aiming for 5 books. Thanks for hosting this challenge again coz i missed the last one.

  32. Hi Swapna,

    I’m signing up for the upcoming challenge. Aiming for 5 books. Thanks for hosting this challenge again coz i missed the last one.

  33. Just signed up for my first reading challenge ever–and it’s yours!

    Also, as an independent bookseller, I wanted to thank you for making the effort to link to IndieBound on the books that you review so that your readers can purchase books from an independent boosktore. I wish all book bloggers did the same!

  34. Just signed up for my first reading challenge ever–and it’s yours!

    Also, as an independent bookseller, I wanted to thank you for making the effort to link to IndieBound on the books that you review so that your readers can purchase books from an independent boosktore. I wish all book bloggers did the same!

  35. Signed up at three books — I’m very excited. I brainstormed a list of four books — three I currently own that I’m dying to read — so I might try to double my goal this year!

  36. Signed up at three books — I’m very excited. I brainstormed a list of four books — three I currently own that I’m dying to read — so I might try to double my goal this year!

  37. Went through the FAQs. Doesn’t God of small things and Kushwant Singh’s books: Burial at Sea and Train to Pakistan qualify? Didn’t find these two authors in your list.

  38. Went through the FAQs. Doesn’t God of small things and Kushwant Singh’s books: Burial at Sea and Train to Pakistan qualify? Didn’t find these two authors in your list.

  39. I’ve signed up now and all geared up for the reading fun :). Thanks for initiating it again this year.

  40. I’ve signed up now and all geared up for the reading fun :). Thanks for initiating it again this year.

  41. Count me in too and thank u so much for this interesting challenge πŸ™‚

  42. Count me in too and thank u so much for this interesting challenge πŸ™‚

  43. Anxious,excited and happy to be part of this Challenge .Wishing every one a Happy Reading Year !!!

  44. Anxious,excited and happy to be part of this Challenge .Wishing every one a Happy Reading Year !!!

  45. one of my reading goals is to expand my genre of reading. This will help. thank you for hosting this challenge.

  46. one of my reading goals is to expand my genre of reading. This will help. thank you for hosting this challenge.

  47. what a lovely challenge I have signed up πŸ˜€

  48. what a lovely challenge I have signed up πŸ˜€

  49. Good to see Beth F, Smita, Mon and Swaram sign up. πŸ™‚

  50. Good to see Beth F, Smita, Mon and Swaram sign up. πŸ™‚

  51. Thanks for this exicting challenge. I have already signed up and aim to do atleast a 10! The buttons are very beautiful!

  52. Thanks for this exicting challenge. I have already signed up and aim to do atleast a 10! The buttons are very beautiful!

  53. I’m finally signed-up! Can’t wait for 2011 to start this challenge. I already have books to read. hehhee!

  54. I’m finally signed-up! Can’t wait for 2011 to start this challenge. I already have books to read. hehhee!

  55. I have never been so excited about a resolution before. I just hope I can do justice to your challenge :0)

  56. I have never been so excited about a resolution before. I just hope I can do justice to your challenge :0)

  57. Thanks Manasa. Gr8 to hv u along too πŸ™‚

  58. Thanks Manasa. Gr8 to hv u along too πŸ™‚

  59. What a fantastic way to begin the year ! This is a Great initiative S. Krishna !
    I have sighned up for the Guru level. Hope I succceed !

  60. What a fantastic way to begin the year ! This is a Great initiative S. Krishna !
    I have sighned up for the Guru level. Hope I succceed !

  61. OK! I’m in! I’m signing on for the one-book commitment for now and if things go well, I’ll be able to up my level later!

    Sign-Up Post: http://dogearedcopy.blogspot.com/2010/12/south-asian-challenge-2011.html

  62. OK! I’m in! I’m signing on for the one-book commitment for now and if things go well, I’ll be able to up my level later!

    Sign-Up Post: http://dogearedcopy.blogspot.com/2010/12/south-asian-challenge-2011.html

  63. I have gladly so .. took part in the challenge i do write book reviews as well .. my blog is http://karanvohraart.blogspot.com

  64. I have gladly so .. took part in the challenge i do write book reviews as well .. my blog is http://karanvohraart.blogspot.com

  65. Really looking forward to this challenge for next year. Thank you for hosting it!

  66. Really looking forward to this challenge for next year. Thank you for hosting it!

  67. Signed up today after much dilly-dallying! This is just the kind of challenge I need to keep me on my toes re my reading. So much of it turns out to be western. Really need to do more on South Asian as a whole!
    Thanks for hosting this.

  68. Signed up today after much dilly-dallying! This is just the kind of challenge I need to keep me on my toes re my reading. So much of it turns out to be western. Really need to do more on South Asian as a whole!
    Thanks for hosting this.

  69. This is a different challenge I have ever come across. I feel in the generation where we are losing out on reading, such challenges are really a warm welcome change.

  70. This is a different challenge I have ever come across. I feel in the generation where we are losing out on reading, such challenges are really a warm welcome change.

  71. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for this. It seems like a great idea. Am definitely signing up for this and just put up a blog post.
    Thanks!

  72. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for this. It seems like a great idea. Am definitely signing up for this and just put up a blog post.
    Thanks!

  73. Swapna, I am so exicted to be a part of the 2011 challenge. I read secret daughter by Shilpi Gowda few days ago after readin your review, throughly enjoyed it.
    I am looking forward to being introduced to more South Asian authors and books. I will sign up for 10 books. Quick question does it matter if I read the book in 2010 but write a review in 2011 ?

    Let me know. Will do a write up on my blog soon.

  74. Swapna, I am so exicted to be a part of the 2011 challenge. I read secret daughter by Shilpi Gowda few days ago after readin your review, throughly enjoyed it.
    I am looking forward to being introduced to more South Asian authors and books. I will sign up for 10 books. Quick question does it matter if I read the book in 2010 but write a review in 2011 ?

    Let me know. Will do a write up on my blog soon.

  75. My first challenge Swapna and one I think and hope that I will be able to do reasonably well!!!!

  76. My first challenge Swapna and one I think and hope that I will be able to do reasonably well!!!!

  77. Sreelu – Technically the books are supposed to be read during 2011. That being said, I’m not picky and don’t really care, so if you want to start a little early and read books over the next week, feel free!

  78. Sreelu – Technically the books are supposed to be read during 2011. That being said, I’m not picky and don’t really care, so if you want to start a little early and read books over the next week, feel free!

  79. Hi! Blogged about this wonderful challenge here… http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/2010/12/real-cool-reading-challenge.html

    Cheers πŸ™‚

  80. Hi! Blogged about this wonderful challenge here… http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/2010/12/real-cool-reading-challenge.html

    Cheers πŸ™‚

  81. I think it is a gr8 encouragement to South Asian writers and an excellent way to promote South Asia. I hope i can source these books and look forward to reading more in 2011

  82. I think it is a gr8 encouragement to South Asian writers and an excellent way to promote South Asia. I hope i can source these books and look forward to reading more in 2011

  83. Hopefully, I’ll do better this time around (although if getting this comment to post is any indication…) I have plenty of books that qualify for this challenge, so I’m going to play it by ear. I hope this is okay.

  84. Hopefully, I’ll do better this time around (although if getting this comment to post is any indication…) I have plenty of books that qualify for this challenge, so I’m going to play it by ear. I hope this is okay.

  85. Thanks for hosting this SE authors challenge! It’s about time I started reading more books that originated in that area πŸ™‚ Linked on my blog, but haven’t posted yet.

  86. Thanks for hosting this SE authors challenge! It’s about time I started reading more books that originated in that area πŸ™‚ Linked on my blog, but haven’t posted yet.

  87. Julie – That’s fine, you know I’m not picky!

  88. Julie – That’s fine, you know I’m not picky!

  89. Nice challenge, thank you!

  90. Nice challenge, thank you!

  91. I’m joining after seeing a mention for your challenge on browngirlspeaks.com. I’m looking forward to it!

  92. I’m joining after seeing a mention for your challenge on browngirlspeaks.com. I’m looking forward to it!

  93. Hey
    Have been a silent reader of your blog since a while.Signing up for this challenge this year.
    Regards
    Alpa

  94. Hey
    Have been a silent reader of your blog since a while.Signing up for this challenge this year.
    Regards
    Alpa

  95. I am joining this time as well!

  96. I am joining this time as well!

  97. I’m really excited to be joining the challenge this year! Thanks for hosting!

  98. I’m really excited to be joining the challenge this year! Thanks for hosting!

  99. Looking forward to this challenge! I’ve planned for 5 books, but hope to get to more. Col

  100. Looking forward to this challenge! I’ve planned for 5 books, but hope to get to more. Col

  101. I’ve been eyeing the challenge since last year, but now since there’s no book number restriction I’m more confident to officially sign up! πŸ™‚

  102. I’ve been eyeing the challenge since last year, but now since there’s no book number restriction I’m more confident to officially sign up! πŸ™‚

  103. I signed up yesterday but I was having problems leaving a comment. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

  104. I signed up yesterday but I was having problems leaving a comment. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

  105. I love love love reading books by South Asian authors. Hope to discover and re-discover more amazing writing in 2011

  106. I love love love reading books by South Asian authors. Hope to discover and re-discover more amazing writing in 2011

  107. This is going to be my first reading challenge. I am going to try for 5 books.

  108. This is going to be my first reading challenge. I am going to try for 5 books.

  109. I signed up for the “wanderer” level, but I’m hoping to far exceed that. Thanks for hosting!

  110. I signed up for the “wanderer” level, but I’m hoping to far exceed that. Thanks for hosting!

  111. Thanks for this reading challenge.

    I am in at the explorer level !

    Looking forward to reading with you πŸ™‚

  112. Thanks for this reading challenge.

    I am in at the explorer level !

    Looking forward to reading with you πŸ™‚

  113. Hello! This sounds like an awesome reading challenge. We at GatheringBooks have just signed up and linked to our post. =)

  114. Hello! This sounds like an awesome reading challenge. We at GatheringBooks have just signed up and linked to our post. =)

  115. I forgot to include that we are in for the South Asian Adventurer level. Thanks again for hosting this.

  116. I forgot to include that we are in for the South Asian Adventurer level. Thanks again for hosting this.

  117. I’m in, I’m going to read Mircea Eliade.

  118. I’m in, I’m going to read Mircea Eliade.

  119. I am in and at the Explorer level. If I do more, that will be great . eager to try out books from the 1001 Books list and from your suggestions as well

  120. I am in and at the Explorer level. If I do more, that will be great . eager to try out books from the 1001 Books list and from your suggestions as well

  121. I have just signed up for this challenge and it does overlap significantly with another one that I signed up for. Hope that’s ok.

  122. I have just signed up for this challenge and it does overlap significantly with another one that I signed up for. Hope that’s ok.

  123. I’m signing up! I’m hoping to be an Explorer at the very least.

  124. I’m signing up! I’m hoping to be an Explorer at the very least.

  125. This is an awesome effort n a gr8 idea! Thnx for hosting this

    A query that I had – Can books written a few years back still meet the criteria?

  126. This is an awesome effort n a gr8 idea! Thnx for hosting this

    A query that I had – Can books written a few years back still meet the criteria?

  127. Meena – It doesn’t matter when the book was written! I’m thinking of reading the Mahabharata for one of my books, if that gives you an idea of how far back things can go πŸ™‚

  128. Meena – It doesn’t matter when the book was written! I’m thinking of reading the Mahabharata for one of my books, if that gives you an idea of how far back things can go πŸ™‚

  129. This seems like a great challenge! Ever since I read Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake for an undergrad class on literature and film, I can’t get enough South Asian literature!

  130. This seems like a great challenge! Ever since I read Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake for an undergrad class on literature and film, I can’t get enough South Asian literature!

  131. I didn’t sign up earlier as I thought I wouldn’t have time to do much reading this year. Luckily I will so I will try for at least 5 books.

  132. I didn’t sign up earlier as I thought I wouldn’t have time to do much reading this year. Luckily I will so I will try for at least 5 books.

  133. Just signed up for the challenge. Am so looking forward to having fun while I read. Thanks!

  134. Just signed up for the challenge. Am so looking forward to having fun while I read. Thanks!

  135. I finally signed up for the challenge officially. Looking forward to it!

  136. I finally signed up for the challenge officially. Looking forward to it!

  137. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for this. It seems like a fantastic idea. Am definitely signing up for this!

  138. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for this. It seems like a fantastic idea. Am definitely signing up for this!

  139. I’m on a South Asian book binge right now and this is the perfect activity to keep me going. Thanks, Swapna, for thinking of this! You’ve inspired me to come up with an activity for my blog as well!

  140. I’m on a South Asian book binge right now and this is the perfect activity to keep me going. Thanks, Swapna, for thinking of this! You’ve inspired me to come up with an activity for my blog as well!

  141. Just came across this, and am signing up immediately. Although i have read more than four books relevant to the challenge but I am eager to read more. Here’s to the remaining nine months of the year spent with more than 10 great books πŸ˜€

  142. Just came across this, and am signing up immediately. Although i have read more than four books relevant to the challenge but I am eager to read more. Here’s to the remaining nine months of the year spent with more than 10 great books πŸ˜€

  143. Though I’m almost 3 months late for this Challenge but I think I can very well catch up. I will put up the post on joining the challenge right after. How do I account for the number of books that I have read etc? I am 100% aiming for more than 10 books.

  144. Though I’m almost 3 months late for this Challenge but I think I can very well catch up. I will put up the post on joining the challenge right after. How do I account for the number of books that I have read etc? I am 100% aiming for more than 10 books.

  145. penandpaper – You post on your own blog about the challenge and then link the post here! So glad you’ll be joining us.

  146. penandpaper – You post on your own blog about the challenge and then link the post here! So glad you’ll be joining us.

  147. Hi Swapna,

    Cannot wait to catch up on the reading. So much to read and so much to write about…

    Vivek

  148. Hi Swapna,

    Cannot wait to catch up on the reading. So much to read and so much to write about…

    Vivek

  149. LeoLaunch says:

    What a great idea. I’m stumbling upon this a bit late, but I’m still motivated to reach the 10 books goal! Can’t wait! Thanks!

  150. LeoLaunch says:

    What a great idea. I’m stumbling upon this a bit late, but I’m still motivated to reach the 10 books goal! Can’t wait! Thanks!

  151. Thanks a lot for hosting this fab challenge. I am signing up really late.. but i’m still excited about it and hope to finish atleast 10 books!

    here’s a link to my post. Also, do check out my blog for reviews.

    http://nehasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-more-challenge.html

  152. Thanks a lot for hosting this fab challenge. I am signing up really late.. but i’m still excited about it and hope to finish atleast 10 books!

    here’s a link to my post. Also, do check out my blog for reviews.

    http://nehasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-more-challenge.html

  153. I have signed up for the challenge by posting my links. I have read more than 10 books this year, i will put in all the links soon!

    I will blog about it in a detailed post soon!

    Thanks for hosting this challenge, it is a great initiative.

    Cheers!

  154. I have signed up for the challenge by posting my links. I have read more than 10 books this year, i will put in all the links soon!

    I will blog about it in a detailed post soon!

    Thanks for hosting this challenge, it is a great initiative.

    Cheers!

  155. Have posted my first book.

  156. Have posted my first book.

  157. Ha few months old in this ~~ N yo a chaneelng elike this gives a direction to what we pick to read… Thank U!

    Two questions thou:

    1. Does a few of Indu sundaresan’s bokk which revolves around mughal empire, lives of Nurjahan, Mumtaaz mahal n such qualify?

    2. The books I read, I do review them(mostly)in my blog ~~ Is there a link back that I gota do of those posts somewhere?

  158. Ha few months old in this ~~ N yo a chaneelng elike this gives a direction to what we pick to read… Thank U!

    Two questions thou:

    1. Does a few of Indu sundaresan’s bokk which revolves around mughal empire, lives of Nurjahan, Mumtaaz mahal n such qualify?

    2. The books I read, I do review them(mostly)in my blog ~~ Is there a link back that I gota do of those posts somewhere?

  159. I just got two books from the library and believe they qualify for the challenge: The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan and Brick Lane by Monica Ali.

  160. I just got two books from the library and believe they qualify for the challenge: The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan and Brick Lane by Monica Ali.

  161. Moyamba – You’re right, both of those books qualify!

    Meena –

    Indu Sundaresan’s books do qualify because she is an Indian author. Additionally, all of her books have been about India.

    You can post links to your reviews to the South Asian Review Database, which is located here:
    http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/07/south-asian-review-database_9529.html

  162. Moyamba – You’re right, both of those books qualify!

    Meena –

    Indu Sundaresan’s books do qualify because she is an Indian author. Additionally, all of her books have been about India.

    You can post links to your reviews to the South Asian Review Database, which is located here:
    http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/07/south-asian-review-database_9529.html

  163. N hv floode dur space with all the reviews I hv done πŸ™‚

  164. N hv floode dur space with all the reviews I hv done πŸ™‚

  165. Though very late,I am happy to be part of the challenge.Thank you.

  166. Though very late,I am happy to be part of the challenge.Thank you.

  167. Though very late,I am happy to be part of the challenge.Thank you.

  168. Though very late,I am happy to be part of the challenge.Thank you.

  169. Hi,

    Just came cross through this challenge tdy itself.. i am surely taking this up, but have nit understood bt the signing stuff etc…
    I would write about it on my blog..forgotogrowup.wordpress.com now!!..Kindly add me as well…

    Alo, i have read quite a few Indian Authors, so basically i nedd to read an Indian author, and review it in my blog, and post the corresponding link here????

  170. Hi,

    Just came cross through this challenge tdy itself.. i am surely taking this up, but have nit understood bt the signing stuff etc…
    I would write about it on my blog..forgotogrowup.wordpress.com now!!..Kindly add me as well…

    Alo, i have read quite a few Indian Authors, so basically i nedd to read an Indian author, and review it in my blog, and post the corresponding link here????

  171. Deepti – You write everything about the challenge (sign up posts, book reviews) on your own blog. Once you write the sign up post, come back to this post and enter the link on this page. After you post your reviews, you can enter the links to them here: http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/07/south-asian-review-database_9529.html

    Don’t post the links to your reviews on this page – this is just a page to sign up.

    I hope that helps.

  172. Deepti – You write everything about the challenge (sign up posts, book reviews) on your own blog. Once you write the sign up post, come back to this post and enter the link on this page. After you post your reviews, you can enter the links to them here: http://www.skrishnasbooks.com/2008/07/south-asian-review-database_9529.html

    Don’t post the links to your reviews on this page – this is just a page to sign up.

    I hope that helps.

  173. Hi Swapna, am excited about contributing to your blog via the South Asian Challenge.Just wanted to compliment you on how informative and organized your blog is.

  174. Hi Swapna, am excited about contributing to your blog via the South Asian Challenge.Just wanted to compliment you on how informative and organized your blog is.

  175. Swapna, I love your blog and thanks for the south asian challenge.I am aiming to add atleast 5 books.

  176. Swapna, I love your blog and thanks for the south asian challenge.I am aiming to add atleast 5 books.

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