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U Atreya Sarma – Editorial Musings






“Stories are of two types – those motivated by intellect, and those motivated by heart. Where intellect is prominent, feeling is scarce.”
                  ~ Minipalle Raju (Born 1925),
Sahitya Akademi award-winning fiction writer in Telugu

Welcome dear Readers and Writers.
 
The quantity of short fiction being received by Muse India has been rapidly increasing; and the quality also has been going up. No doubt, it is very heartening for Muse India, as a journal – since more and more good writers are preferring to contribute to it. Yet, on the flipside, it has become a very arduous task for the editors.
 
At the same time, our heart/conscience doesn’t permit us to eliminate a good story on the grounds of space constraints or for hair-splitting reasons; it would be a gross injustice to the writer. Hence to find a way out, we are coming up with a new Feature – Annual Short Fiction Bonus, so as to accommodate the surplus treasure.
 
And we restate, that Muse India keeps a gap of at least two issues before repeating the same writer in order to encourage new talent.
 
Just read the following stories sieved and selected for the current issue, and you are sure to endorse their quality, variety and realism.

1. The Shrinking Man:  Sunil Sharma
2. Fury:  Sukla Singha
3. Sacrifice:  Sahar Raza
4. Love the Reason?:  Reema Tripathy
5. As quiet as a feather falling:  Neera Kashyap
6. A Different Sky:  Humera Ahmed
7. Entrapped:  Eva Bell
8. The Cats:  Ananya Sarkar
9. New World:  Akshat Joshi

We congratulate all the above writers, and five out of them are first time contributors to Muse India, in tune with our policy of encouraging more and more new writers. The new contributors are Akshat Joshi, Humera Ahmed, Reema Tripathy, Sahar Raza, and Sukla Singha.
 
Happy reading! Happy time!
 
Atreya

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Articles/Discussions


Editorial
Charanjeet Kaur: Editorial

Conversation
Sara Aboobacker in Conversation with Ayshath S R

Discussion
Srinivas Reddy: Sanskrit at the Opera

Literary Articles
Kinshuk Majumdar: Amitav Ghosh
Kusumita Datta: Kashmir and its Story Tellers
Rachel Bari: South Asian Poetry
Sonal Jha: Arun Kolatkar

Book Reviews
Dustin Pickering – ‘No Waiting Like Departure’
Gagan Bihari Purohit – ‘For You to Decide’
Purabi Bhattacharya – ‘Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life’
Revathi Raj Iyer – ‘I won’t give you a leg up, Mr Death’
Sapna Dogra – ‘An Ode to Shimla’
Subashish Bhattacharjee – ‘Agniputr: When Agni First Spoke’
U Atreya Sarma – ‘Wakes on the Horizon’

Poetry
Ambika Ananth – Editorial Note
Arnab Mukhopadhyay
Bidyut Bhusan Jena
Madhab Chandra Jena
Maithreyi Karnoor
Mithlesh Kumar Chaudhary
Robert Beveridge
Sujit Mukherjee
Surbhi Goel
TS Hidalgo
Varun Rajaram

Fiction
U Atreya Sarma – Editorial Musings
Akshat Joshi – ‘New World’
Ananya Sarkar – ‘The Cats’
Eva Bell – ‘Entrapped’
Humera Ahmed – ‘A Different Sky’
Neera Kashyap – ‘As quiet as a feather falling’
Reema Tripathy – ‘Is Love the Reason?’
Sahar Raza – ‘Sacrifice’
Sukla Singha – ‘Fury’
Sunil Sharma – ‘The Shrinking Man’

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