Pratilipi -- brought out in English and Hindi -- is finally out!
The lead feature on Freedom is something I've worked especially hard to put together, and it's chock-full of exciting new work -- fiction, essays, memoirs, poetry, as well all of the above in translation. Here's a link to the lead feature, and here's my introduction to it. The excellent writers and translators represented include Parvati Sharma, Arunava Sinha, Ratika Kapur, Nisha Susan, Aruni Kashyap, Sumana Roy, Daisy Rockwell, Upendranath Ashk, Ashapurna Debi, Syed Mujtaba Ali, Salma, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Ambarish Satwik, Manisha Pandey and Smriti Ravindra, among others.
Other things in the issue include features on writing by and
for children (including by Prabhat and by Musharraf Ali Farooqi); features on three modern Indian greats -- Ajneya, Naiyer Masud and
Shrilal Shukla; a focus on bilingual Danish poet Claus Ankersen; fresh
work by ten young Hindi writers, a text for open debate on realism and
comparative literature, the full text of a Krishna Baldev Vaid play
in Alok Bhalla’s English translation -- and plenty more. In all, the issue features more
than 70 writers from 12 languages.