The 11 articles/essays, presented by Editor Charajeet Kaur, include critiques of the works of Amitav Ghosh, Hansda Shekhar, Amrita Pritam, Afsar Ahmed, Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, and one on Tagore by Ananya Dutta Gupta (in pic). Nicholas Grene and Sami Ahmed Khan are interviewed by Pawan Kumar and Atreya Sarma respectively.

  Charanjeet Kaur: Editorial

  Nicholas Grene: In Conversation with Pawan Kumar
  Sami Ahmad Khan: In Discussion with Atreya Sarma

Literary Essay
  Aditya Kumar Panda: Meaning and Limits
  Ananya Dutta Gupta: Tagore – a Muse or Guardian?

Literary Articles
  Animesh Bag & Gobinda Banik: Restless Hollow in The Circle of Reason
  Anushree Thareja: The Agony of Being Adivasi
  Archana Gupta: Love and Desire in Amrita Pritam’s The Revenue Stamp
  I Watitula Longkumer & Nirmala Menon: Mamang Dai’s The Black Hill
  Irina Talashi: Kashmiri Proverbs
  Juri Dutta: Ideological Conflicts in Birendra Bhattacharya’s fiction
  S K Sagir Ali: Short Stories of Afsar Ahmed
  Soumana Biswas: Impact of Testimonies in Partition Fiction
  Sumallya Mukhopadhyay: Of Forgotten Histories


Enjoy the “delightful fiction” from 6 writers – Mondit Mayur Mohanta, Nabanita Sengupta, Narayani Das, Nilutpal Gohain, Sangeeth Simon, Jayaram Vengayil (in pic) – as presented by Editor Smitha Sehgal, who expects to receive “best fiction” of “uncompromising” quality.

Smitha Sehgal: Editorial Musings
Jayaram Vengayil: Such a Short Journey
Mondit M Mahanta: Frangipani
Nabanita Sengupta: The Game
Narayani Das: The Little Girl
Nilutpal Gohain: The Sacrifice
Sangeeth Simon: Platform


Reviewed are 7 books – 5 fiction (3 of them translated from Marathi/Odiya/Telugu), one poetry and one literary criticism. Ananya Sarkar reviews Volga’s collection of Sahitya Akademi winning stories; Mala Pandurang (in pic) reviews Sultan Somjee’s novel ‘Home Between Crossings.’ Equally interesting are the other reviews including Subhash Chandra’s ‘Not Just Another Story’.

Ananya Sarkar: The Liberation of Sita (Volga)
Anubhav Pradhan: Personal and National Destinies in Independent India: A Study of Selected Indian English Novels
Atreya Sarma U: Not Just Another Story (Subhash Chandra)
Gopal Lahiri: Kautik on Embers (Uddhav J Shelke’s Marathi novel trans. by Shanta Gokhale)
Mala Pandurang: Home Between Crossings (Sultan Somjee)
Mona Dash: Spark of Light (Short fiction by women writers from Odisha)
Sobia Abdin: Four Degrees of Separation (Rochelle Potkar)


“…a force that can bring a great realization of love, truth and peace,” as put by Editor Ambika Ananth, pulsates in the 32 poems by the 9 poets – Arunima Takiar, Debatri Das, Maere Damisr, Parvinder Mehta (in pic), Sheel Galada, Shernaz Wadia, Shweta Mishra, Venkata Chandeeswar, Zinia Mitra.

Ambika Ananth: Editorial Comment
Arunima Takiar
Debatri Das
Maere Damisr
Parvinder Mehta
Sheel Galada
Shernaz Wadia
Shweta Mishra
Venkata Chandeeswar
Zinia Mitra

Copyright ©2017 Muse India