Fantasy fiction has intrigued the human imagination for ages. However, within the genre, masked in character arcs and allegory, there are numerous parallels to religion and folklore. These parallels have not gone unnoticed, and to this day, religious ideas in fantasy works continue to stir up debate.
The Literary, Debate and Quiz club of MIT hosted a book reading event to discuss, and analyse various authors, novels, and ideas. The initiative was well received by the reader-writer community of Manipal, who continuously exchanged ideas all through the event.
More than twenty-five years after an eleven-year-old wizard received an acceptance letter from a rather special school, millions of people remain enthralled by his fantasy world. This is J.K. Rowling’s legacy – an audience so ardent that they cling to Pottermania even into adulthood.