During quarantine, almost everything was vexing, still there was something about that uncanny time that was adaptive. Since the world has lately celebrated April 23 as World Book Day, the day reminds us of the unerring efficacy of quarantine-the time when books replenished us with joy in between moments of sorrow, the bad time that too had a positive impact.

So, here we are with a flashback article which will freshen the memory of the period we all can never forget but loathe to even remember. The under-mentioned article was originally written on instagram under the username @nikitarajpoot18

Books know No Religion, No Caste, No Race, No Politics & No Society. They are pure. They lay the same table of knowledge, harmony & calmness for all readers with no bias. It is about their capacity-how much they can digest, how much can keep them healthy. In Quarantine, many of us might adopt a habit of learning, gaining, writing & reading. But what about those who always value them but could not hit the sack because they could not read until the time?

How Quarantine Set Out A Positive Impact on The Literary World

It was axiomatic that books teach us what the world is & the world taught us what the books are. Not only the avid readers perceived the worth of books, but also those who were aberrated, whom the books have abandoned.

“Whom The Books Have Abandoned”! Like how books can abandon anyone! Practically, this statement is a paradox. It is perfectly a psychological statement as the cause is self-inflicted circumstances. These may be lack of time, a sort of failure in academics, the matter of facts of society, the burden of responsibility etc.

The afflicted being forgets that books are capable of erasing all chaos. Amidst all these, books left behind & their voice got buried under the clutter of life. It affects the psychology of the bearer and he undergoes an unwanted sequel. Such people who lost anticipation to be friends with books were back to the drawing board. Quarantine played a pivotal role in resuscitating the mental health of such people towards books. In culmination, the quarantine set out a positive impact on the literary world. This surely was an unerring efficacy of quarantine.

Ps: the article written by the author is an outcome of personal observation not a work of fiction.



  1. Monidipa April 27, 2023 at 9:55 am - Reply


  2. Sneha April 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    True words!!!

  3. The Book Inspectors May 12, 2023 at 8:17 pm - Reply


  4. RANJEETA NATH GHAI June 4, 2023 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Though COVID and quarantine time with lockdown was a grey phase in many lives it had its share of positive outcomes. One specific one was that it made people more creative and productive. This period saw a surge in innovation, new art forms, writing projects etc.

    With so much extra time within the confines of their homes, many people took to different hobbies – some tried out painting, others tried their hand at composing music and yet others gave life to blogs.

  5. Ambica Gulati June 5, 2023 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Well put. I also took out my long line of books, lying in the cupboard for over a decade, and began to slowly read all of them during Covid-19. Some of them were fantastic and I kept wondering how I had abandoned them, why did I ignore these treasures. And since then, I spend 30 minutes daily to read something new. It just helps revive my sagging spirits and gives a new dimension to my day.

  6. Anjali Tripathi June 5, 2023 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I completely agree with you. The notion that books can abandon someone may seem paradoxical initially, but it represents the self-imposed circumstances that cause individuals to feel disconnected from literature. Quarantine proved a powerful catalyst in revitalizing people’s relationships with books.

  7. Kriti June 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Your article is amazing and it’s true books never abandon anyone
    They are there with us for life
    Such an amazing article

  8. Samata Dey Bose June 5, 2023 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Nikita day by day you are impressing me with your writing skill… perfect use of words…. good flow and some meaningful content which one will love to read.

  9. Jeannine June 6, 2023 at 4:53 am - Reply

    I love how this post made the realization that the Pandemic might have made a drastic impact on our economy and most especially lives of many a sudden but there are also some good impacts it has made in society. This only shows that no matter what the circumstances are, there are still two sides to the story and you have the choice of how to act on what’s brought up to him/her.

  10. Amy Singh June 6, 2023 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Well believe it or not,quarantine actually helped me to get back to books and readings. In those 2-3 years, i read en number of books which i havent read in school time. So definitely its a positive impact.

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