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Pankaj Saha's poems could have been better translated
 
Jaydeep Sarangi's translation of Pankaj Saha's poems in the July-Aug issue exemplifies the difficulty of translating poetry. Pankaj Saha is a senior poet but the translations here published garble both sense and language so that one is unable to respond to them. Moreover there are irritating typological errors unacceptable in a reputed webzine like Muse India. I wonder how Jaydeep, a veteran poet, editor and academician coud be so casual about so hallowed a task.

Tapati Gupta, Kolkata   tapatigupta@gmail.com    Aug 01,2018
 

[Dr Sarangi’s response: “Translation is always a matter of fuzzy possibilities. All suggestions are welcome!

Normally, we don't edit translations of regional works, particularly submitted by senior writers and translators, not knowing the context of the original.    - Managing Editor]

 

GSP Rao, Managing Editor, Hyderabad   gsprao2003@gmail.com    Aug 02,2018

Devulapalli Krishnasastry's short fiction

Enjoyed reading Devulapalli Krishnasastry in the issue 79. Short fiction that is humorous indeed. Subtle humour as he managed not to lose the shirt! Shall look up his writings inTelugu too.

 

S Abburi, Bangalore   asethu@hotmail.com    Jul 13,2018

It’s a pleasure dealing with the Editors
 

Dear Surya Saab, Thank you for your email. It is always nice to connect with you, Ambika ji, Atreya Saab and contribute to the journal. Prof. Prasad is a sensitive editor and it is a pleasure to deal with him.
 

More power to you and Team-Muse India.

 

Sanjeev Sethi, Mumbai   sanjeevsethi3@yahoo.co.uk    Jun 03,2018

Muse India Issue 79 has a class of its own!
 

Dear Surya Rao Ji, it gives me a lot of pleasure to see Muse India Journal continuously and regularly coming out with its prestigious issues. Each issue offers to the literary minds a variety of literary tastes of poetry, fiction and other brilliant allegorical narratives. The latest 79th Issue of the journal has a class of its own in terms of the quality of the content and presentation.
 

I extend my heartiest congrats to each member of the editorial team whose tireless efforts in meticulously editing and publishing the work of all writers in this Issue are greatly valued.
 

I ardently hope that MI Journal will continue its journey on the path of excellence in all future Issues, and we, authors, promise we will also contribute our "labour of love" regularly to make its mark as a unique journal among literary periodicals of India and beyond. 

 

M J Aslam, Srinagar   mjaslam09@gmail.com    Jun 03,2018

Muse India creating ripples
 

Dear Sir, Muse India has been creating a ripple effect in the literary domain within and beyond the borders of our country. Thank you for being instrumental in shaping a literary platform of this kind. You deserve a lot for this. I also thank you for picking up my short fiction for this issue, it's indeed awesome.

 

Pitambar Naik, Hyderabad   pitambarnaikwriter@gmail.com    Jun 03,2018

Kudos for maintaining quality and regularity
 

Dear Mr Surya Rao, you and your team deserve kudos for maintaining the quality and regularity of the prestigious ejournal, MUSE INDIA. While you have been generous in giving a lot of credit to the contributors, I believe, together with many others, that Muse India is a wonderful platform that motivates writers like us to keep writing.
 

Mr Rao, we are aware that you and the others involved in publishing the journal do it for the love of the 'word,' and that is highly commendable.
 

Thank you for publishing my short story, "Good Morning Sir, Good Evening, Sir."

 

Subash Chandra, New Delhi   subh_chandra@rediffmail.com    Jun 03,2018

Not able to login

Sir/Madam, Good Morning..I am veeraiyah subbulakshmi and a member of Muse india for quite sometime .Due to heavy schedule of duties, I was unable to contribute any article to Muse India for the past one year.

when i tried to login and submit my work, I am unable ot login at the moment. Could you please sort out this issue, so I can login and continue my membership in Muse India. Thank You,

 

Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi, thanjavur/Kuala Lumpur 
Veeraiyahsubbulakshmi@gmail.com    May 30,2018

You don't have to login to submit your work or even access the e-journal. If you are planning to submit your work for posting in Your Space, click on the link 'Your Space' on the homepage and then proceed to 'Post Your Work'. If you want to submit an article /poem/short story for consideration of publication in the e-journal, please go through the link 'Submissions' at the base of homepage. 

 

GSP Rao, Managing Editor, Hyderabad   gsprao2003@gmail.com    May 31,2018

Deeply indebted

Being an avid reader of Muse India, it was a dream come true for me, to have my poems featured here. I am deeply indebted to the magazine for giving chance to a beginner like me. The depth of writing that is showcased in the journal is undeniably the best. Therefore, it is a real privelege to be published here. I hope that the journal's reputation grows by leaps and bounds in the near future.

Anupam Patra, Bhubaneswar   anupampatra2017@gmail.com    May 03,2018

 

Anupam Patra, Bhubaneswar   anupampatra2017@gmail.com    May 04,2018

Muse India provides meaningful space for Indian academicians and writers 

Love reading every issue of Muse India, the only journal that has created and extremely meaningful space for Indian Academicians and Writers. 

 

 

 

Ishmeet Kaur Chaudhry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat   ishmeetsaini@gmail.com    May 03,2018

Krishna Mohan Banerjea's intellectual contributions have been neglected
 
How very interesting to have Anisha Ghosh Paul's review of Krishna Mohan Banerjea's 1831 play, The Persecuted.

Banerjea's philosophical writings have had at least some marginal attention, but his literary, educational, sociological and wider intellectual contributions (e.g. the mammoth Encyclopedia Bengaliensis) have been almost entirely neglected.

I welcome the fact that Indian scholars are apparently now starting to get over our colonial-anticolonial fixation, and beginning to reassess the work especially of 19th century Indian authors.

 

Prabhu Guptara, UK,    prabhusguptara@gmail.com    Apr 30,2018

Little exploration of literature of the North-East

I haven't come across much discussion of literature from our tribal people. Certainly, there has been little exploration of literature from the North-East of our country, so I am grateful for D. Ramakrishna's well-structured and well-written article on the literature of conflict there.

 

Prabhu Guptara,    prabhusguptara@gmail.com    Apr 30,2018

Muse India has fairly extensively covered the literature of the North-East, including Assam, in its Issues. You may visit the 'Archive' and see Issue Nos. 16 (2007), 17 and 20 (2008), 31 and 32 (2010), 47 and 48 (2013). Issue No. 20 had brought focus on Assamese literature of Insurgency.

 

GSP Rao, Managing Editor,    gsprao2003@gmail.com    Apr 30,2018

National level Junior Lit Fest
 

We introduce ourselves as LitLantern Welfare Society for Culture and Literature, a registered non-profit society, working on bringing the joy of literature, reading and language back to the children. We are looking to organize Andhra Pradesh’s inaugural National Level Junior Literary Fest - “Once Upon a Time”, in Vizag as a means of exposing the younger generation to the many facets of books. This festival is being conceived on the lines of children’s literary festivals like Bookaroo, Kitaabo and we are committed to making this an annual event of repute. 

 

While researching about festivals in India, we discovered that your organisation had helped execute the Hyderabad Literary Fest once. If it would be possible, we would highly appreciate a moment of your time to understand your viewpoints and experiences as an organiser. This would be invaluable input to what we are seeking to do. 

 

I tried sending an email to the chiefeditor@museindia.com however the email couldn't be delivered. I do hope you shall consider this request.You can reply through email or call me on 99851-22022 per your convenience. If you would like to schedule a specific time sometime next week, please do let me know and I can call you back. 

 

Warm Regards,  Sonal Sarda
 

[Dear Ms Sonal Sarda, there has been some delay in responding to this as I was travelling the whole of last week. We congratulate you for the initiative to start a National level Junior Lit Fest. We will be happy to share our experiences. The best course would be for you to send me your questions on what you want to know and I will be happy to respond. You may reach me at gsprao2003@gmail.com.     -GSP Rao, Managing Editor]

 

Sonal Sarda, Vizag   vjlfest@gmail.com    Apr 27,2018

Happy World Book Day
Happy World Book Day (1st March, 2018) to all my friends, fellow writers and readers of Muse India. Long live Books and all those who write them for our pleasure!

 

Betty Oldmeadow, England   onthehill54@outlook.com    Mar 13,2018

'Magical Journeys' story by Sunil Sharma (Jan-Feb 2018) 
 
Magical Journeys by Sunil Sharma: an excellent piece of work that absorbed me, the reader, from beginning to end. A valuable lesson contained within 'You cannot escape destiny.' 

 

Betty Oldmeadow, England   onthehill54@outlook.com    Mar 01,2018

Jan-Feb 2018 issue

A wonderful read, from end to end.

 

Supratik Sen, Kolkata   supratiksen1@gmail.com    Mar 01,2018

"Manaku of Guler" (Jan-Feb 2018)

This is with regard to "Manaku of Guler" - the review of the book by Prof BN Goswami. The information shared was a treat to the art connoisseurs, specially the select gallery of portraits and their descriptions, which actually help in the understanding of the subtle nuances of paintings. The details of the mythological references are praiseworthy. The efforts undertaken during the researching of the material prove that the serious scholars need no guidelines from bureaucratic educationists of the country. The amount of energy and attention given to the subject became fruitful with the bringing to the light the lesser-known artist in the field of painting. In fact, there are innumerable number of artists working in absolute ignorance to their works by the critics and connoisseurs. The MI has not only contributed to bring such artists out of the obscurity but have made the readers richer in their appreciations and understanding of the arts. Thanks to team MI.

 

Hemant Gahlot, Ujjain MP India   gahloth@gmail.com    Feb 28,2018

On the review of ‘Manaku of Guler’
 

Dear Mr. Rao, Thank you for sharing the WIRE review of the Manaku book that you have done.
 

I am quite astonished not only by the length of the review but also by the amount of reading that you must have done and the range of perceptions that you share with the reader. My compliments of course. Needless to say I am deeply appreciative. All three sections - the review, the conversation, and the 'art gallery' - work remarkably well together.
 

Warm wishes,

 

Prof B N Goswamy, Kolkata   bngoswamy@gmail.com    Feb 24,2018

Extremely beautiful Issue

I thank Muse India for publishing my poetry. The current issue is extremely beautiful and very well presented! I hope to keep contributing to your journal and am looking forward to the next issue.

 

Sangeetha alwar, Mysore   sangeethaalwar@gmail.com    Feb 24,2018

Review of Sushmita’s It is Chemistry, In Life’s Laboratory

Happy to see that a review of Sushmita’s book – Why Happens, What Happens… It is Chemistry, In Life’s Laboratory – in Muse India, Issue 77 (Jan-Feb 2018). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the review done by U Atreya Sarma. It’s quite detailed and very insightful too. I like the most of it, and especially the term “multi-dimensional self-help book,” as also John’s questions and reactions that have been aptly quoted from the book. It makes me more curious to read the whole book very very soon, though I had already got a copy quite some time back. My congratulations and best wishes to Sushmita.

 

Devashish Mittal, Managing Director, Good Times Books, New Delhi   devashish@goodtimesbooks.com    Feb 14,2018

Nov-76 Issue: Dalit Women's writing by Shubhendu Shekhar Naskka
The article on the Dalit Women's writing by Shubhendu Shekhar Naskkar is very heart rending. Their terrible suffering needs to be written about and it is a moving piece of literature. Will mankind ever learn to conquer the evil that lies within. 

 

 

Mrs B Oldmeadow, England   onthehill54@outlook.com    Feb 06,2018

Enjoyed reading the Nov-Dec 2017 issue
Enjoyed reading the issue from end to end. Interview with Sankha Ghosh, Book reviews (Mai - Silently Mother), The Haunted Library, Open Couplets, The Hunt, the confident brush-work of the soft spoken artist are excellent. A privilege to read.

 

Supratik Sen, Kolkata   supratiksen1@gmail.com    Feb 06,2018

Why not 'Fiction' at Your Space section?

In the Your Space section, there is no provision for Fiction section in the choices for posting. I wish it also is included. This is just a suggestion. Narrative may not represent Fiction completely And also there is Fiction in the number of contributions. Wish this will be taken of. All the best.


[This is a good suggestion. I request Supratik Sen, Editor of YS, to consider this so as to include 'Fiction' in the drop-down of Type of Posting... U Atreya Sarma, Chief Editor.]

 

 

 

 

V Ramabrahmam, Bhimavaram   rbvaranasi@gmail.com    Feb 06,2018

MI 76 (Nov-Dec 2017) – An enjoyable read 


I am really enjoying Issue 76 of MI (Nov-Dec 2017), although haven't completed reading quite a number of captivating pieces that I want to read. I must say, this new interface is really engaging since the previous issue (Sep-Oct 2017).

 

 

 

Rajarshi Banerjee , Hyderabad   rishi.hcu@gmail.com    Jan 05,2018

Many delights to savour 

Issue 76 along with Issue 75, the two editions I have had the privilege to explore, can be compared to a child entering a sweet shop; so many delights to savour it is difficult to choose between them! The powerful images of 'The Balkan View' by Ndrek Gjini leave behind a lasting vision; I will cherish 'The Parents Do Not Die' poem for all time. The feature about Sankha Ghosh, his wisdom and poetry, i.e 'Reality' and 'Whatever happens, happens' and how 'his silence is a comfort' strikes a chord in the heart of the reader. The poetry contributions are brilliant, every one, but off hand it is only possible to recall but a few; A Few Fallen Men, by Ram Yessina; Silent Love by Riti Sen; Winter Sleep by Sambudda Ghosh; Sea Poems 3 & 4 by Sarita Chouhan; Even if the rain Falls by Srinivas S and Kaput by Tasnima Yasmin. The art work by Rahul Reddy is absolutely stunning! I could go on and on, but Congratulations on a magnificent journal.

 

 

 

 

Betty Oldmeadow, England   onthehill54@outlook.com    Jan 05,2018

A query

How can I be a part of the team at Muse India?

(As and when we, the core editorial team of Muse India feel the need of making some changes/additions in its team we approach the writers who have already contributed to it and whose competence and commitment we are confident of... Chief Editor)

 

 

 

 

gunjan , faridabad   vashisht.gunjan@gmail.com    Jan 05,2018

A rich fare to feast
 
Thanks a lot for the new issue with new  format and new features. Congratulations to editors for reinventing every aspect relentlelssly. There is a rich fare to feast ourselves. Introducing special features on eminent litterateurs is indeed rewarding. Thank you and all the best.

 

J.Bhagyalakshmi, Madanapalle,Andhra Pradesh   jbhagyalakshmi43@yahoo.in    Oct 26,2017

A fantastic Issue

The issue is simply fantastic.  Loved it.  Congratulations.

 

Sujaya, Thrissur Kerala   sujayasati@gmail.com    Oct 19,2017

SM Shahed's essay on Urdu poetry interesting

I have always been attracted to Urdu poetry. To read SM Shahed's essay on "The Joy of Urdu Poetry" was a reminder of its charm. The essay is very interesting and very well-written. Thank you for providing a joyful read.

 

Anar Merali, Ottawa, Canada   canadaam@gmail.com    Oct 19,2017

A pleasurable new get-up and diverse fare

Such a pleasure browsing through the latest Muse India with its new get-up! Congratulations once again to Surya and his technical team for the visuals, the format and the reading pleasure they've brought about. 

I read Atreya’s editorial with much interest, especially the lines about collecting books by book addicts like us. I think I'll quote his line 'Reading and writing is like inhalation and exhalation' to my small family that frowns upon me and my young grandson (another avid reader!) for collecting books endlessly. At times, both of us wonder if we'll be thrown out of the house for lack of space! As for unread books that hang heavy on our conscience, now we'll remember Atreya’s quote from the ghost story by Algernon Blackwood.

It's such a good idea to include an interview with Ganga, Dr C Narayana Reddy's daughter. It gives a glimpse of his personal life, and is warm and intimate. 

I also read Atreya’s interesting article on Cinare titled "The Bard and his Birds" about a little-known aspect of this great writer (maybe little-known for non-Telugu readers like me). Like plants and flowers, birds also have a habitat, a regional context. Wish someone would do a Cyclopedia on this. 

I look forward to reading the rest of the articles, poems and stories in this issue.

 

Lakshmi Kannan, Delhi   lakshmi.kaaveri.kannan@gmail.com    Oct 13,2017

Greetings from members as MI comes up with Issue 75

Varanasi Ramabrahmam, Bhimavaram:

I am very proud of and tankful to Muse India. It has nurtured me as a writer and poet. The platform it has provided is unique, has been so useful and unparalleled. It has also provided co-authors who are both erudite scholars and friendly critics. It has been like a family. I wish Muse India a hundred years of longevity. 

I am grateful to Surya, Managing Editor and the past and present editorial teams. MI covers almost all the languages and cultural diversity of India; and literary works of all hues are welcome here. The only important wing missing is drama. If small one act plays are also permitted it would further enrich MI. (This welcome suggestion is already under active consideration, as part of Fiction… Atreya Sarma, Chief Editor).

All the best and thanks to Surya and the entire editorial team. ‘Your Space’ section is so sweet and dear to me for posting and go through. I am particularly thankful to the present youthful editorial team of Your Space. The liveliness has been infectious.  

Shernaz Wadia, Pune:

Great new look of the journal! Liked it immensely. Congratulations! Surya’s love for literature and writing has taken it so far with exemplary team work! Kudos to all associated with MI. Best for the future.

Rajaram Ramachandran, Mumbai:

My hearty congratulation to Muse India. And I thank Surya for his tireless efforts in giving MI a good and timely facelift to create more interest among its members.  

Maria Zafar, New Delhi:

Heartiest congratulations on this marvellous achievement. Kudos. The new look is absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to read the issue. Wishing continued success in the years to come. 

Poumita Paul, Agartala:

Congratulations. Trust me, the worth of MI carries it a thousand years ahead with unparalleled success. I'm really proud to be associated with a part of this literary domain.

Gomathi Mohan, Delhi:

Congratulations on achieving this milestone! Looking forward to reading this issue. Great work done purely on honorary basis with good writing at heart. Kudos to such commendable service to Indian Literature.

 

 

GSP Rao, Hyderabad   gsprao2003@gmail.com    Oct 13,2017

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