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Abbas Bagasrawala is a writer of food blogs, non-fiction, fiction and even less frequently, poetry. He’s had the privilege of being one of the few people published at The Bombay Literary Magazine for fiction as well as for poetry. He’s also been publish in Nether Magazine and Vayavya for poetry. He lives in Pune with his family where his day-to-day involves dealing with the travails of an engineering business and life in general.
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Abhimanyu Acharya is a writer, scholar, and translator who works in English, Gujarati, and Hindi. His writings have appeared in Out of Print, Hakara, Gulmohar Quarterly, Reading Room, and others. He received the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 for his debut collection of stories in Gujarati and has been long-listed thrice for the TFA awards. His story ‘Chunni’ was included in ‘The Greatest Gujarati Stories Ever Told’, published by Aleph Books in 2022. He enjoys cooking, playing chess, and procrastinating generally on everything.
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Adil Jussawalla was born in Bombay in 1940. He is the author of six books of poems and Gulestan, a chapbook.. His third book, Trying to Say Goodbye(2011), was honoured with a Sahitya Akademi award in 2014. He was Tata Literature Live’s poet laureate for 2021. He lives in Bombay.
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Aditi Bhattacharjee is a writer from India, currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry from The New School, NY. Her work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Evocations Review, The Alipore Post, The Remington Review, Vagabond City, Pile Press and elsewhere. When not humouring her brain chatter, she is found reading war histories.
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Aditi Yadav is a public servant from India. She is also a South Asia Speaks fellow (2023). Her works appear in Rain Taxi Review of books, EKL review, Usawa Literary Review, Gulmohur Quarterly, Narrow Road Journal, Borderless Journal and the Remnant Archive.
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Adyasha Mohapatra is a Research Scholar in the Department of English, University of Delhi. Prior to pursuing her research, she worked as Guest Lecturer in the Department of English, Utkal University for three years. She is passionate about poetry, visual arts and cinema which also constitute her academic interests. She likes to live off the social media grid and relies on a daily dose of tea to quell the anxieties of urban life.
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Aekta Khubchandani is matriculating her dual MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry & Nonfiction) from The New School in NY. She is the founder of Poetry Plant Project, where she conducts month-long workshops. She is the winner of most recently, Epiphany?s Breakout Prize 2022 in Poetry among others. Her film, ?New Normal? won the Best Microfilm award at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Her work is nominated for Best American Short Fiction, Best Microfiction, Best of Net (Poetry), and others. She?s working on two hybrid books.
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Shaikh has been writing from the age of eight and teaching from eighteen. His poetry has been published in various journals and esteemed anthologies like The Dance of the Peacock and Before There is Nowhere to Stand. For his first novel The Library Girl (2017) he was adjudged Ne8x Author of the Year 2019. His children’s book Letters to Ammi (2019) was shortlisted for Neev Book Award 2020 and listed among 14 Great Children’s Books on Religious Tolerance and Interfaith Harmony. He published two volumes of poetry Tehzeeb Talkies (2019) and Mominpura (2021), with another Ansari’s Daughter (2023) forthcoming.
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Aishwarya is a copywriter by profession, a trained extrovert and an untrained yoga-doer. She enjoys the simple things that life has to offer – bad jokes, a glass of perfect-temperature water, a good book, a good song, petting cats, sunny days, plates heaped with hot food, overpacking for trips and linking arms while walking.
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Ajay Pisharody is a writer masquerading as a Project Manager in an IT firm and is based out of Pune. He writes fiction, primarily short stories, while toying with an idea for a novel. His book of short stories, titled The Weight of Days, has been published by Rupa Publications. Through his writings he attempts to reveal the literary in the ordinary. Themes of identity, memory and nostalgia recur in many of his works. He has been heavily influenced by writers like Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, Milan Kundera and Indian writers like O V Vijayan and Jeet Thayil.
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Ajay Kumar lives in Chennai, India, where he’s pursuing his BA in English Language and Literature. His work has appeared in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Rattle, The Bombay Review, Muse India, and nether Quarterly, among others.
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Ajmal Kamal is an editor, translator, columnist, book reviewer, publisher and bookseller. He edits and publishes the Urdu literary quarterly Aaj from Karachi.
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Akhila Mohan CG is a poet and writer, currently based in Bengaluru. She is the co- founder of a creative firm, ArtLit: An Art & Literary Community. Her works have been published in literary spaces including Madras Courier, Juggernaut, Readomania, and others. Tamarind: Sweet and Sour Poems about Love, Loss, Longing, and Life (Kitaab) is her debut poetry collection. Shortlisted for the Women’s Web Orange Flowers Awards 2023 (Poetry category), she won the P.B. Shelley – Youth’s Unextinguished Fire International Poetry Award, 2021 and also participated as a panelist at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2023. A domestic violence survivor, she is currently working on her second book, to crush dogmas surrounding divorce and remarriage.
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Alicen Roshiny Jacob is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Aquinas College, Edacochin, Kerala. She writes poetry and fiction on her blog Loner by the Lamppost. Her work was featured in INKochi Cultural Magazine. She has written two cover stories (one a translation) for the same and is now a member of their editorial board. In between her roles as an educator, researcher and mother, Alicen loves to dabble her hands in paint and finds cycling relaxing.
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Alka Balain is in love with words and colours. She began to discover her passion at a late stage in life and is an open mic poet. The consciousness flowing in the words speaks to her. She loves to explore different dimensions of the metaphysical – spiritual world. Alka has received recognition from Asian Literary Society and her work has recently been published in an anthology. She is one of the shortlisted winners of the Poetry Festival of Singapore, Catharsis.
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Amit Shankar Saha is the author of three collections of poems titled Balconies of Time, Fugitive Words and Illicit Poems. His poems have appeared in The Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-2021 and The Best Indian Poetry 2018. A Pushcart Prize, Griffin Poetry Prize, and Best of Net nominee, he has a PhD in English from Calcutta University and teaches at Seacom Skills University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of EKL Review. His website is www.amitshankarsaha.com
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Amit Pandya is a renowned wildlife photographer. Follow him on Instagram at: Amit_pandya_photography
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Amlanjyoti Goswami ‘s new collection of poetry is ‘Vital Signs’ (Poetrywala). His earlier collection ‘River Wedding’ (Poetrywala) was widely reviewed. His poetry has been published in journals and anthologies around the world. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, his poems have also appeared on street walls in Christchurch, exhibitions in Johannesburg, an e-gallery in Brighton and buses in Philadelphia. He has reviewed poetry for Modern Poetry in Translation and has read in various places, including New York, Delhi and Boston. He grew up in Guwahati and lives in Delhi.
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Anannya Dasgupta is a poet and artist who lives in Chennai. She is the author of a book of poems Between Sure Places. Her poetry can also be found in Hakara, All Roads Will Lead You Home, Wasafiri, Pyrenees Fountain, Ponder Savant and South Florida Poetry Journal among others.
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Aneeta Sundararaj is an award-winning short story writer whose work has been featured in many publications. Her bestselling novel, ‘The Age of Smiling Secrets’ was shortlisted for the Book Award 2020 in Malaysia. In 2021, successfully completed a doctoral thesis entitled ‘Management of Prosperity Among Artistes in Malaysia’. Aneeta gives back to the writing community by managing the Great Story Competition (@httags) which is hosted on her website called ‘How to Tell a Great Story’.
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Anesce Dremen is a U.S. writer. A first generation college student and domestic violence survivor, she studied in four cities in China with the support of the Critical Language Scholarship and the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. Her work has been published in Stillhouse Press, Persephone’s Daughters, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Tea Journey, Tiny Spoon, and Shanghai Poetry Lab, among others. She is a 2022-23 Fulbright-Nehru ETA in Kolkata, India. Anesce is often found with a tea cup in hand, traveling between the U.S., China, and India.
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Anil Menon’s short fiction have appeared in a variety of international magazines including Albedo One, Interzone, Interfictions, Jaggery Lit Review, Lakeview Review, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons. His stories been translated into Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hebrew, and Romanian. His debut YA novel The Beast With Nine Billion Feet (Zubaan Books, 2010) was short-listed for the 2010 Vodafone-Crossword award and the Carl Baxter Society’s Parallax Prize. Along with Vandana Singh, he co-edited Breaking the Bow (Zubaan Books 2012), an anthology of speculative fiction inspired by the Ramayana. His most recent work, Half Of What I Say, (Bloomsbury, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 Hindu Literary Award. He currently resides in India and can be reached at: iam@anilmenon.com
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Anjali Purohit is an artist, writer, poet, translator and curator. She is the author of two books, Ragi Ragini: Chronicles from Aji’s Kitchen (Yoda Press, 2012) and Go Talk to the River: the Ovis of Bahinabai Choudhari (Yoda Press, 2019). Her writing has featured in several anthologies and literary journals including International Gallerie, Coldnoon, Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry II, Four Quarters Magazine, Indian Cultural Forum: Guftugu, The Bombay Review, Antiserious, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Desilit, Chowk, Teksto, Indian Writing from Around the World, Urban Voice Indiaand Suvarnarekha. She is the founder and curator of The Cappuccino Adda. She is presently working on her forthcoming book of poetry.
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Anjali Deshpande Anjali Deshpande has been a journalist and activist. She started late as a fiction writer. ‘Impeachment’ is her first novel that she recreated in Hindi as ‘Mahabhiyog’. She has published a novella, ‘Hatya’ and a collection of short stories ‘Ansari Ki Maut kee Ajeeb Dastan’ both in Hindi. A German translation of ‘Hatya’ is on its way. She loves reading, bird watching, and occasionally reviews Hindi novels. She lives in Delhi.
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Ankush Banerjee (he/his), poet, Culture Studies PhD research scholar and serving Naval Officer, is the author of An Essence of Eternity (2016). He has been recipient of the 2019 All India Poetry Prize, as well as the United Services Institution of India Gold Medals in 2013, 2017 and 2022, for his essays on Military Ethics and Leadership. His poetry, reviews and essays appear in Eclectica, Cha, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Tupelo Quarterly, Kitaab and The Indian Express, among others. His work has also appeared in the anthologies, Yearbook of Indian Poetry 2020 and 2021, Best of Asian Poetry 2021, and Converse: Contemporary English Poetry by Indians. He is currently stationed at New Delhi.
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Ann Torday Gulden worked in radiography education before she studied feminist theory, black studies, and English and American literature at Northern Illinois University, the University of Oslo, and at Oxford University. All this culminated in a PhD on Milton’s Eve in Paradise Lost. She has publications in Milton Quarterly (1998, 2000), and a chapter in Renaissance Ecology Duquesne:2008). Ann established the centre for English for Academic Purposes at Oslo Metropolitan University. After working with participants from Africa and Norway she wrote an essay in Gendered Voices (Sense: 2013), entitled ‘Writing Across Cultures: English as Common Denominator After All That History’. Recently retired,she enjoys being a grandmother.
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Anna Lynn is a research scholar of comparative literature at EFL University. Her areas of interest include women’s writing, art and cinema. The anxieties of a queer heart are a constant muse and as the Woolfian stream passes, she presses watered images into writing. You can find her writing on The Chakkar, Sunflower Collective, In Plainspeak, Live Wire, Gulmohur Quarterly and other online platforms. Anna is on Instagram: @lettersinthemargins and @seagirlstories.
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Annie Finch is an American poet, writer, translator, speaker, teacher, and performer. She is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Earth Days: Poems, Chants, & Spells in Five Directions (Nirala Publications), Eve and Calendars (both finalists for the National Poetry Series), and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (awarded the Sarasvati Award). Her other works include essays, books, and anthologies on poetics, feminism, and spirituality. including A Poet’s Craft, The Body of Poetry, and Choice Words: Writers on Aboriton. Educated at Yale and Stanford University, where she earned her Ph.D, she has lectured and traveled widely from her home in New York City to teach and perform.
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Annie Zaidi is the author of Gulab, Love Stories # 1–14, and Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales which was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Prize (non-fiction). She is the editor of Unbound: 2,000 Years of Indian Women’s Writing. She won The Hindu Playwright Award in 2018 for her play Untitled 1 and the Nine Dots prize in 2019 for her essay ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus’. Her novel Prelude to a Riot won the TATA Literature Live! Book of the Year Award—Fiction in 2020.
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Antara Mukherjee is a writer from Bangalore with a Master’s in English Literature. Her work has appeared in Kitaab, Sahitya Akademi, Muse India, The Chakkar, Teesta Review, Verse of Silence and in 2020 her short story won the first spot in an ‘All India Literature Competition,’ hosted by the Anthelion School of Arts. She has co-written a playscript which is under production by a theatre group in Bangalore. She enjoys music and deep conversations with her nine-year-old son.
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Anukrti Upadhyay has post-graduate degrees in Management and Literature, and a graduate degree in Law. She writes fiction and poetry in both English and Hindi. Her English works, twin novellas Daura and Bhaunri and novel Kintsugi have been published by 4th Estate imprint of Harpercollins in India and have been nominated for awards. She has been awarded the Sushila Devi Award for the best work of fiction written by a woman author in 2020 for Kintsugi. Her Hindi works, a short story collection, Japani Sarai, and novel Neena Aunty, have been published by Rajpal and Sons. Her writings have appeared in Scroll.in, Kitaab.sg, The Bombay Review, The Bangalore Review, The Bilingual Window and several Hindi publications. She has worked for global investment banks, Goldman Sachs and UBS, in senior positions and now works with Wildlife Conservation Trust. She divides her time between Mumbai and the rest of the world and when not counting trees and birds, she can be found ingratiating herself with every cat and dog in the vicinity.
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Anupama Choubey is a PhD research scholar with the West Bengal State University, an educator, and a translator. Her areas of interest include Cultural Hybridity, Migration, and Community Studies. Her writing includes Role of ICT in Higher Education, Ashin Dutta Memorial Lecture: Identity Formation Among Indian Tribes, Ghoshparar Satima O Kartabhaja Sampradai, Kanakdurga in translation, Just English, and others. She is at ease with verbal and written communication in English, Bengali, Hindi and Bhojpuri. In her free time she loves to be in the midst of nature.
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When Anuradha Prasad is a writer and copy editor living in Bangalore, India. She writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in Literally Stories, Bangalore Review, Sleet Magazine, and Borderless Journal.
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Aparna Karthikeyan is a writer, an independent journalist and a volunteer at the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). Aparna was awarded the 2015 National Media Award by the National Foundation for India for her work on “Vanishing livelihoods of rural Tamil Nadu”.
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Aranya is a poet who is currently based out of Delhi, a place to which he does not belong.
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The erstwhile editor of New Woman magazine, Archana Pai Kulkarni is a writer, independent editor, interviewer, and yoga teacher with a keen interest in nutrition and Natural Laws. An amateur birder and inveterate walker, her day begins with sun- and sky-gazing. When she is not being a drudge, she practises conscious noticing and is committed to decluttering and travelling light. She finds deep joy in the ordinary and is enthralled by the mundane.
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Arun Paria lives in Pune, India. His poems have been published in ‘The Bombay Literary Magazine’, ‘nether Quarterly’, and ‘Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2021’; and are forthcoming in Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Indian Literature’. His short fiction has been published by ‘EKL Review’ and his creative non-fiction by ‘White Wall Review’ of Toronto Metropolitan University. He is the founder of the Pune Writers’ Group, a creative community, serving over 2000 writers.
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Arundhathi Subramaniam is the author of four books of poems, most recently When God Is a Traveller (Bloodaxe Books, 2014) and Where I Live: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2009). Her prose works include the bestselling biography of a contemporary mystic Sadhguru: More Than a Life, Penguin and Book of Buddha, Penguin Books (reprinted several times). As editor, she has worked on a Penguin anthology of essays on sacred journeys in the country (Pilgrim’s India), and a Sahitya Akademi anthology of Post-Independence Indian Poetry in English (Another Country). She has co-edited a Penguin anthology of contemporary Indian love poems in English (Confronting Love).
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Arushi Vats is a curator and writer based in New Delhi, India. Her essays have been published in online and print platforms such as Art India Magazine, Runway Journal, Alternative South Asia Photography, LSE International History, Critical Collective, Write | Art | Connect, Frontline, Scroll, Mint, and The Quint; and in catalogues and anthologies by Serendipity Arts Foundation, New Delhi; Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore (forthcoming, December 2022); Global Visual Handbook of Anti-Authoritarian Counterstrategies published by The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (forthcoming, 2022); and Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, India (January 2021). She has written curatorial notes for Galerie Mirchandani Steinruecke, Mumbai; Reliable Copy, Bangalore; Aicon Contemporary, New York. Her short stories are published in nether quarterly, Gulmohar Quarterly, and Hakara Journal; Poetry has been published by PIX Quarterly, India and as part of Zinnia Naqvi’s artist book “Dear Nani” by Anchorless Press, Canada. She is the associate editor for Fiction at Alternative South Asia Photography. She is the recipient of the Momus – Eyebeam Critical Writing Fellowship 2021, and the Art Scribes Award 2021. She has conducted workshops on critical writing for Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, Khoj International Artists Association, and Art Chain India. She has attended residencies at La Napoule Art Foundation, France (2022) and the digital Momus Emerging Critics Residency.
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Arya Gopi is a bi-lingual poet who works both in English and Malayalam with more than half a dozen published books including five Malayalam poetry collections. Her first English title Sob of Strings was published in 2011.Her forthcoming books are A Biped Mammal (English poems) and After the Kiss (English poems). A contributor to major journals, she has won several awards which includes the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi Kanakasree Award. A PhD Holder in English literature, she teaches literature at Calicut University.
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Ashmeen Bains is a culmination of interests varying from Animal Humanities to astronomy to different disciplines of art. She has been previously published in The Bombay Review for her short prose ‘Opia Eclipses Almosts’ and in the University of Edinburgh journal for her poem ‘Chopped Eyelashes.’ Currently, she is wrapping up her first experimental fiction novella.
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Ashwani Kumar is a poet, author and academic in Mumbai. Widely published, anthologised and translated into several Indian languages, his poetry volumes include ‘My Grandfather’s Imaginary Typewriter’, ‘Banaras and the Other’ and ‘Architecture of Alphabets’. Recently, he has published “Rivers Going Home” (Red River)- a major anthology of Indian poetry. He is author of the acclaimed non-fiction ‘Community Warriors” (Anthem Press), and one of the chief editors of ‘Global Civil Society’ at London School of Economics. He is also cofounder of Indian Novels Collective, an initiative to popularise translation of classic novels of Indian languages. In leisure, he writes a book column in the Financial Express.
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Aswin Vijayan is an Assistant Professor at the Zamorin’s Guruvayurappan College, Calicut and has an MA in Poetry from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. His poems have been published in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Verse of Silence, The Tangerine, and Coldnoon among others. He curates a “New in Poetry” section for Nether Quarterly and is the Managing Editor at The Quarantine Train.
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Avinuo Kire is a writer and teacher from Kohima, Nagaland. She has authored two short story collections, The Last Light of Glory Days (Speaking Tiger) and The Power to Forgive (Zubaan). She also writes poetry and has co-authored an anthology of oral narratives, Naga Heritage Centre: People Stories (PenThrill). Her latest book is a novel, Where the Cobbled Path Leads (Penguin Random House).
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B. Jeyamohan based out of Nagercoil near Kanyakumari, is one of the most prolific writers in India today. He writes in two languages, Tamil and Malayalam. His work, which includes both fiction and non- fiction, examines and reinterprets India’s rich literary and classical traditions, and his most significant work so far is a 26-part roman-fleuve called Venmurasu (The White Drum), a retelling of the Mahabharata. The story translated here, Devi, is a story that celebrates the feminine power in its different forms while following the triumphs and travails of an amateur theater group. It is set in a small village teeming with robust and highly opinionated characters, which makes the plot all the more animated.
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Babitha Marina Justin is an academic, a poet and an artist. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Eclectica, Esthetic Apostle, Jaggery, The Paragon Press, Fulcrum, The Scriblerus, Trampset, Indian Literature, Constellations, etc. Her books are: Of Fireflies, Guns and the Hills (2015), I Cook My Own Feast (2019), salt, pepper and silverlinings: celebrating our grandmothers ( an international anthology on grandmothers, 2019), Of Canons and Trauma (2017) and Humour: Texts and Contexts (2017).
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Barnali Ray Shukla is a writer, filmmaker and a poet. Her writing has featured in Sunflower Collective, OutOfPrint, Kitaab.org, OUTCAST, Madras Courier, Bengaluru Review, Indian Ruminations, Vayavya, The Brown Critique, Kaurab, Usawa Literary Review, Gallerie, Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poetry II, indianculturalforum.in, Indian Quarterly, The Punch Magazine. Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians [SahityaAkademi], The World That Belongs to Us [Harper Collins, India], Have a Safe Journey [Amaryllis, India] Side Effects of Living [Speaking Tiger], Hibiscus [Hawakal Publishers], Open Your Eyes [Hawakal Publishers], The Kali Project (Indie Blu-e Publishing], Borderless [Singapore], Voice & Verse [Hong Kong], UCityReview [USA], A Portrait in Blues [UK], Centre for Stories [Australia]. She has one feature film to her credit as writer director, three documentaries and two short films, a book of poems, Apostrophe. [RLFPA 2016]. She lives with her plants, books and a husband in Mumbai. Her next feature film, titled Joon, is expected to release this monsoon.
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Basundhara Roy teaches English at Karim City College affiliated to Kolhan University, Chaibasa. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her recent work is available at Outlook India, The Dhaka Tribune, EPW, Madras Courier and Live Wire among others. Shortlisted for the DKM Prize 2021, she writes and reviews from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
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Bharti Kher (b. 1969) was born in London and majored in Painting, Fine Arts BA, from the Newcastle Polytechnic in the UK. Her art gives form to quotidian life and its daily rituals in a way that reassesses and transforms their meaning, with her own personal language of alchemy and mythology. Her use of found objects is informed by her own position as an artist located between geographic and social milieus. Amongst Kher’s signature materials, loaded with symbolism is the bindi, which first appeared in her work in 1995. Kher’s recent solo exhibitions include: ‘A consummate Joy’, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2020); ‘Chimeras’, Centre Pasqu’Art, Biel (2018); ‘Dark Matter’, Museum Frieder Burda, Berlin, (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Tantra: Enlightenment to Revolution’, British Museum (2020); ‘Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South’, Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation (2020); ‘Desire: A revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age’, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2019); ‘Surface Work’, Victoria Miro, London (2018); ‘Like Life: Sculpture, Colour and the Body (1300-Now)’, The Metropolitan Museum, New York (2018). In 2022, Ancestor, an 18-foot-tall bronze sculpture commissioned by Public Art Fund was unveiled in New York. Kher’s works are in the collections of the Tate and the British Museum in the UK; the National Museum of Canada; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi; the Walker Art Center and the North Carolina Museum of Art in the US, amongst others.
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Bhaskar Pitla’s recent poetry has been published in the Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English: 2020-2021, The Shape of a Poem: The Red River Book of Contemporary Erotic Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, UK based Setu Bilingual Journal, online journal ‘Narrow Road’. Based in Mumbai, he works in technology consulting. With his other interests being songwriting and photography, he believes art and life overlaps to create an abstract painting.
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Bhaswati Ghosh writes and translates fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her first book of fiction is ‘Victory Colony, 1950’. Her first work of translation from Bengali into English, ‘My Days with Ramkinkar Baij’ won her the Charles Wallace (India) Trust Fellowship in translation. Bhaswati’s writing has appeared in several literary journals. She is currently working on a nonfiction book on New Delhi, India. Visit her at https://bhaswatighosh.com/
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Bibhu Padhi has published fourteen books of poetry. His poems have appeared in major magazines throughout the world, such as Contemporary Review, The New Humanist, The London Magazine, The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, The Times Literary Supplement, Wasafiri, Poetry Ireland Review, The American Scholar, Commonweal, The New Criterion, Poet Lore, Poetry Magazine, Rosebud, Prairie Schooner, Reed Magazine, Southwest Review, TriQuarterly, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Queen’s Quarterly, Poetry Salzburg Review, New Contrast, Text, Takahe, Chandrabhaga, Debonair, The Illustrated Weekly of India, Indian Literature and Kavya Bharati,. They have been included in numerous anthologies and high-school/university textbooks. Seven of the most recent of these are The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets, Language for a New Century: An Anthology of Poems (New York: Norton), Journeys (London: HarperCollins), The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (New Delhi: HarperCollins), Distant Drums (Hyderabad & Mumbai: Orient Black Swan), Converse: Contemporary Indian Poetry in English (London: Pippa Rann Books), and The Penguin Book of Indian Poets. He lives with his family in Bhubaneswar.
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Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, The Backbone Mountain Review, The Broadkill Review, In God’s Hands/ Writers of Grace, A Flash of Dark, Greensilk Journal, Saltfront, Mojave River Press and Review, Scryptic Magazine, Unlikely Stories Mark V, The Sirens Call Magazine, The Great Void, Foreign Literary Magazine, Lion and Lilac Magazine, Snow Leopard Publishing, BAM Writes and various others. Candace currently resides in Virginia with her two sons and her daughter, her fiancé and their three dogs and six cats. She has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University.
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Candice Louisa Daquin is a Senior Editor at the Indie Blu(e) Publishing (USA), Editor at The Pine Cone Review and Writer-in-Residence with Borderless Journal. She was also the Editor of The Kali Project (Indian women poets) and SMITTEN (women who love women).
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Carlo Rey Lacsamana is a Filipino writer, poet, and artist born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Since 2005, he has been living and working in the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy. He regularly contributes to journals in the Philippines, writing politics, culture, and art. His works have appeared in Esquire Magazine, The Citron Review, Defunkt Magazine, Rabble Review (Canada), Amsterdam Quarterly, Lumpen Journal (London), The Wild World (Berlin), Literary Shanghai and in other numerous magazines. His short story Toulouse has been recorded as a podcast story in the narrative podcast Pillow Talking (Australia).
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Carol D'Souza lives in Chennai. A collation of her work can be found at linktr.ee/cblaizd.
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Charles Fishman’s books include The Death Mazurka, which was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and In the Language of Women (2011), recipient of the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. The revised, second edition of his anthology, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, was published in 2007 by Time Being Books, which released his Selected Poems, In the Path of Lightning, in 2012. Charles is poetry editor of Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators and, with Smita Sahay of Mumbai, India, co-edited Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women. His most recent collection is In the Wake of the Glacier: New Selected Poems (Kasva Press, 2018).
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Charumathi Supraja has worked as a journalist, social sector documentarian and teacher of journalistic writing. She lives in Bangalore, happily caught in the cross-talk between Peepal, Neem and other trees. She created the Treevellers’ Katte – a holding space for people’s tree stories and memories. She also writes poetry and plays.
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Christopher T. Dabrowski, Polish writer and screenwriter from the beautiful UNESCO heritage city of Kraków, has approximately 750 publications, in books, screenplays and anthologies across the continents of Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. Know more about his work here.
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CP Surendran is the author of five poetry collections: Available Light, Portraits The Space We Occupy, Canaries On The Moon, Posthumous Poems, and Gemini II. He has written four novels: One Love And The Many Lives of Osip B, Hadal, Lost and Found, and An Iron Harvest. He is a screenplay writer and a columnist as well. He divides his time between Delhi and Kerala.
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Daisy Rockwell was a well-known name in the world of South Asian translators even before her International Booker award for Tomb of Sand. Before Tomb of Sand, she had already translated Hindi authors Upendranath Ashq, Bhisham Sahani, Krishna Sobti, Usha Priyamvada from Hindi and Khadija Mastur’s novels from Urdu to English. A Phd in South Asian studies from Chicago University, Daisy has written her thesis on Upendranath Ashq. Her translation of Krishna Sobti’s “A Gujarat here, A Gujrat there” (Gujrat Pakistan se Gujrat Hindustan) has won Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione prize. She is now translating Geetanjali Shree’s acclaimed novel Hamara Shehr Us Baras from Hindi and Nisar Ajiz Bhatt’s classic Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir from Urdu. Jey Sushil talked to her about childhood, passion for language, interest in translation and her different works in English. The interview was recorded on zoom in November 2022.
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Danish Husain is an actor, storyteller, poet, and a theatre director. He was instrumental in reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling, Dastangoi, which he later extended into a multilingual storytelling platform called Qissebaazi. He lives in Mumbai and runs his theatre company The Hoshruba Repertory.
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Dean Kerrison is a writer and a PhD candidate at Griffith University, Australia working on his first novel. His work often focuses on the (dis)connection of the outsider in foreign lands. He’s had a playscript, fiction, nonfiction and poetry published in TEXT Journal, Meniscus, The Bangalore Review, Joao Roque Literary Journal, The Lit Quarterly, Allegory Ridge, among others.
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Dee Allen African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California U.S.A. Active on creative writing & Spoken Word since the early 1990s. Author of 7 books—Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater, Skeletal Black [ all from POOR Press ], Elohi Unitsi [ Conviction 2 Change Publishing ] and his newest, Rusty Gallows: Passages Against Hate [ Vagabond Books ] and Plans [ Nomadic Press ]—and 46 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far.
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Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has over 50 books published. Among various other awards, she received the N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok’s New Friends, while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008. Her work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Her latest titles are The Begum (Penguin Random House India), The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan (Speaking Tiger), Blessed (Hachette India) and Kashmir! Kashmir! (Scholastic India).
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Devanshi Khetarpal is from Bhopal, India, but currently lives in New York, where she is a BA-MA candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University. Her poetry collection, ‘Small Talk,’ came out in 2019 from Writers Workshop, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Diacritics, Vayavya, and Transom, among others. Her website is: www.devanshikhetarpal.co.
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Devashish Makhija has written and directed the multiple award winning films ‘Ajji’ (Granny), ‘Bhonsle’, ‘Taandav’, ‘El’ayichi’, ‘Agli Baar’ (And then they came for me), ‘Rahim Murge pe mat ro’ (Don’t cry for Rahim LeCock), ‘Absent’, and ‘Happy’; has had a solo art show ‘Occupying Silence’; written the bestselling children’s books ‘When Ali became Bajrangbali’ and ‘Why Paploo was perplexed’, a Harper-Collins collection of short stories ‘Forgetting’, the novel ‘Oonga’, and the forthcoming book of poems ‘Disengaged’. He is always under construction at www.makhijafilm.com
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Dhruba Hazarika is a novelist, short story writer and a columnist. He has written two novels till date, A Bowstring Winter (2006) and Sons of Brahma (2014), and a short story collection, Luck (2009). During the last thirty-five years, he has contributed as a columnist to The Sentinel, The Telegraph and The Assam Tribune. His short stories have featured in several magazines, including Indian Literature, New Frontiers, Melange and The Bombay Literary Magazine. A recipient of the Katha Award for Fiction in English, his works have been included in the academic syllabi of several universities. A former civil servant, he divides his time between Guwahati and Shillong.
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Dipika Mukherjee has her home in Chicago but trawls the world for fabulous stories and smelly food (the durian is a favourite). You can read about her work at www.dipikamukherjee.com
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Diya Sengupta lives in Bombay and works as an ESG and sustainability strategy consultant for a global strategy & consulting firm and is also a diversity & inclusion champion. Born in Bengal, Diya grew up across mining towns in Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. Her writing comes from fond memories of growing up in India’s hinterlands.
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Dr Alka Pande is an art historian, author and curator with two post-graduation degrees one in history and the second in history of art. Followed by a PhD in Art History and a Post-Doc in Critical Art Theory, University of London. She is Recipient of the Charles Wallace Award, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by French government, Australian-India Council Special Award, L’Oreal Paris Femina Women award and Amrita Sher-Gil Samman. She built the collection of Indian Artists for the Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria. (2010). The Divine Gesture Gallery at the City Palace Museum, Udaipur, and the Outdoor Sculpture Park for the Fateh Prakash, a Taj Property at Udaipur (2020). Dr Pande has also authored a number of books on Indian Art and Culture. Ardhnarisvara: The Androgyne Probing the Gender Within, Body Sutra, Shringara: The Many Faces of Indian Beauty, Pha(bu)llus: A Cultural History. She was the Artisitic Director of Photosphere an initiative of the India Habitat Centre in 2016 & 2019, the Project Director of the First Ever Bihar Museum Biennale, 2021. Currently, Dr Pande is a consultant art advisor and curator of the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
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Garima Shrivastava is a professor of Hindi at JNU. Her new novel Auschwitz — Ek Prem Katha would be out from Vani Prakashan soon.
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Dr. K.V. Raghupathi holds a Ph.D. in English Literature, writes in English, and lives at Tirupati. Poet, novelist, short story writer, and critic, he has been widely anthologized and published. Published thirty books that include twelve poetry collections, two novels, and two short story collections besides eight edited critical works.
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Dr. Mridul Bhasin A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mridul Bhasin, obtained her Ph. D. from Emory University, Atlanta. Her thesis comprised of Afro-American influences specifically, the undercurrent of violence and subjugation in the Negro folk tales. Her good command on Hindi has resulted in two books of translations—One from Penguin, The New Life is a collection of Padma Shree Vijay Dan Detha’s stories. Another from Hachette Publications, The Thunder Storm: Dalit Stories by Ratna Kumar Sambhria. She writes articles, reviews art exhibitions, historical sights and destinations for major publications. Based in Jaipur, Rajasthan, she is now running an NGO called Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety.
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Dr. Rahana K Ismail is a left hander, a poet and a doctor from Calicut, Kerala. Her work has appeared in nether Quarterly, Verse of Silence and EKL Review. She can be reached at rahanakismail@gmail.com when she is done rummaging through the woodsorrel, ironweeds and adiantum with her daughter.
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Dr. Rebecca Vedavathy is an award-winning poet and academic from Bangalore, India. She works as Assistant Professor, French at a reputed college in Bangalore. She won the Poetry with Prakriti Contest in 2016 awarded by the Prakriti Foundation. Her poems have been shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize (2018), the Wordweaver’s Poetry Contest (2017) and the Glass House Poetry Contest (2020). She has been published by many national and international journals like Allegro Poetry Magazine, Mascara Literary Review, The Bangalore Review, Vayavya, The Sunflower Collective among others. She has been invited to read her work at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Hyderabad Literary Festival, Nazariya International Women’s Film Festival (Hyderabad), Centre for Indian Languages (Banaras), among others.
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Dr. Sarabjeet Dhody Natesan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences, Krea University. Her teaching interests are focused on Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Public Policy. Her academic researcs intersects economics and public policy implementation. Her current research is on the ‘Bazaars of Post-Partition India’ and ‘The Economics of Religion.’ She is currently working on her first book, ‘Lajpat Nagar 1, Rooted in Memories’. She lives in Chennai with her family by the side of her beloved seashore.
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Dr. Sarita Subramaniam is a dental surgeon by profession, and a wildlife activist by passion. She has nurtured great fondness for animals since childhood, and now heads her not-for-profit organization called Earth Brigade Foundation, whose primary focus is wildlife conservation. Being an avid bird watcher and nature enthusiast, she has travelled extensively within India, visiting natural habitats and understanding the ground realities. She is deeply concerned about the decimation of wild habitats by human activities, and works towards resolution of man-animal conflict. She has been at the forefront of campaigns to get justice for wronged tigers, such as Ustad of Ranthambore, and Avni of Maharashtra. Her NGO Earth Brigade Foundation provides solar installations to run pumps in forests, bringing drinking water to parched Indian forests. The organization also works for assisting frontline forest staff, as well as for locals involved in conservation work.
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Dr. Sneha Krishnan is a researcher, poet and writer. Her poetry, essays and stories have been published in The Conversation, Helter Skelter, Analogies and Allegories, Indian Poetry Review, Gulmohar Quarterly, Belongg, Jaggery Lit, Feminism in India, Medium and The Wire
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Esther Vincent Xueming is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Tiger Moth Review, an eco journal of art and literature based in Singapore. She is co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Poetry Moves (Ethos Books, 2020) and Little Things (Ethos Books, 2013), and has read for Frontier Poetry, The Brown Orient and Eastlit. Her debut poetry collection, Red Earth, which was a finalist for the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize 2020 (New York), is forthcoming publication by Blue Cactus Press (Tacoma, Washington). Her poems have been published online and in print anthologies locally and internationally. A literature educator by profession, she is passionate about the relationships between art, literature and the environment.
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Fehmida Zakeer is a writer and translator hailing from Kerala and has won awards for her short stories.
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G.Akila writes free verse, haiku and haibun. Her poems have found a home in reputed online and print anthologies; few of them are forthcoming. She has also presented her poetry at literature festival readings and TEDx.
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Gargi Binju is a short story writer with an insatiable curiosity for exploring the intricate and often elusive contours of human emotions. Her writing seeks to challenge the reader’s assumptions of India’s complexities: political or otherwise. Her work has been featured in various literary publications. When she isn’t crafting mesmerising narratives, she researches Indian Ocean literature for her dissertation or embarks on tranquil walks with her cherished furry companion
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Gauri Dixit lives in Pune, India. When not busy working in her office, she is busy being a traveller, climbing mountains, walking on untrodden paths, capturing the voice of a solitary flower blossoming from a rock or the bird sitting on a hanging branch, sometimes the setting sun or the sea in her camera as well as in the words she weaves. Her poems speak in a voice which is unique, cold and direct . She has been a part of many anthologies and is a Reuel Prize awardee. She has had commendable mention at Destiny’s Poet UK. In her first book, ‘In My Skin, I Find Freedom’, there are poems on varied subjects, yet there is a common thread of a skeptical questioning mind of a free woman.
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Gauri Lankesh (1962-2017) was the editor of the Gauri Lankesh Patrike. Starting her career as an English language print journalist, she worked for the Times of India, Sunday magazine and the chief of bureau, ETV News, New Delhi, in the 1990s. In 2000, after her father P. Lankesh’s death, she took over the editorship of Lankesh Patrike, the weekly tabloid that he had founded in 1980. She became a recognizable figure in the social movements of Karnataka after joining the Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum in 2003. As an activist and journalist, she stood at the forefront of several struggles for justice, equality and love. She was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on 5th September 2017 by unidentified gunmen.
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Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla is an award-winning poet, translator and French teacher from Mumbai. Her poems have been published in International anthologies and journals such as ‘The American Poetry Anthology’,‘ The Indian P.E.N.’, ‘Modern Poetry Translation’, ‘Setu’, ‘The Hans India’ , ‘The Bombay Review’, ‘Narrow Road’ , ‘Madras Courier’ and ‘Open Road Review’. Her poems are featured in the anthology ‘Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians’ published by Sahitya Akademi, Red River Book of Haibun, ‘Hibiscus’ and ‘Open Your Eyes’. Her poem won a Commendation Prize at ‘The All India Poetry Competition'(India). She was a featured writer for Wordweavers Poetry Contest 2015/16. Her poem is featured as Poetry in Pamphlet by Verse of Silence. She is the author of two poetry collections, ‘Invisible Eye’ and ‘The Empress’. ‘Invisible Eye’ was long listed for Cochin Lit Fest Poetry Prize 2018. ‘The Empress’ was Winner –II of the 2018 US National Poetry Contest by Ræd Leaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts. ‘The Empress’ won the Write Publish Publicize Contest at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival 2019. Her poem won a special mention award in the Architectural Poetry Annual Competition by Architectural Journalism and Criticism.
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Geetha Ravichandran lives in Mumbai. She holds a full time job and writes poetry on the go. Her recent work has been published in online journals including Borderless, Lothlorien Poetry, Verse Virtual, Failed Haiku and also included in several anthologies. Her poems have also found place in the Yearbook of Indian Poetry. Her first book of poems, Arjavam has been published by Red River.
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Geetha Nair is a poet and writer of short fiction. She is the author of two collections of poetry and one of short stories. Her work has been published and reviewed in publications of repute such as The Punch Anthology and The Journal of the Poetry Society, (India). Geetha Nair was formerly Associate Professor of English in All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram
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Geethanjali Rajan teaches Japanese and English in Chennai, India. She discovered haiku sometime in 2003 and is drawn towards the deep and wide possibilities of the form. She writes haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka and enjoys the collaborative writing of linked verse. Her poems have appeared in online journals and many anthologies. Her haiku have received several awards and her haibun have received Honorable Mentions thrice in the Genjuan International Haibun Contest – 2014, 2016 and 2020. She conducts workshops and engages in discussions to help create interest in haiku and allied forms. Her interests include music, books and Japanese calligraphy. She currently serves as editor of haiku at cattails. Unexpected Gift- an ebook of rengay with Sonam Chhoki (Bhutan) is available on Amazon and a second rengay book with Chhoki, Fragments of Conversation, is forthcoming.
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Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet and novelist. He was born in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, and has lived in Jordan, Beirut, Damascus, and Tunis. His book “Like a Straw Bird it Follows me” translated by Fady Joudah was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize , 2013. Winner of Mahmoud Darwish Excellence Award (along with Lebanese Elias Khoury and American Alice Walker). His name appeared twice among the short-listed award winners of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in the years of 2014, 2016 / University of Oklahoma, perceived as the American Nobel Prize. In recognition of his achievement and contribution to Arabic and Palestinian literature, Ghassan Zaqtan was awarded the National Medal of Honour. He is a consultant for cultural policies in the Welfare Association and is a member of the executive board of the Mahmoud Darwish Foundation. Zaqtan writes a weekly column in the Palestinian Al-Ayyam newspaper. He lives in Ramallah.
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Gita Viswanath is the author of two novels – Twice it Happened, (2019) and A Journey Gone Wrong (2022), a non-fiction book, The ‘Nation’ in War: A Study of Military Literature and Hindi War Cinema (2014) and a children’s book, Chidiya. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published in several print and online journals. Her short films “Family Across the Atlantic” and “Safezonerz” are available on YouTube. She is also the co-founder of an online film club called Talking Films Online
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Githa Hariharan has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her highly acclaimed work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1993, the short story collection The Art of Dying, the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories, and a collection of essays entitled Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also written children’s stories; and edited a collection of translated short fiction, A Southern Harvest, the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity and co-edited Battling for India: A Citizen’s Reader.
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Gopika Jadeja is a bi-lingual poet and translator from India, writing in English and Gujarati. Gopika is working on a literary project that deals with archival materials—de-centring and challenging colonial epistemologies. She has also been working on English translations of poetry from Gujarat. Her literary writing and translations have been published widely. She currently lives and works in Singapore.
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Gurpreet Kaur is a researcher, writer, and a learner with art. She likes to do research in the feminist process way, write with a slow, poetic love, and read like the trees and mountains are reading with her. She has worked closely with feminist methodologies within communities in different settings and holds interest in feminist pedagogies and politics, and of writing through affect, and narratives on body and queer-ness. She aspires to make art, do research and write in creative, reflective and accessible ways. She is found in different spaces, mountains, city or the sea, looking for home, creating a home.
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Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar translates between English, Hindi, and Santhali, apart from being the author of three books written originally in English: “The Mysterious Ailment of RupiBaskey” (a novel), “The Adivasi Will Not Dance” (a collection of short stories), and “Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh” (a novel for children).
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Hussain Haidry is a poet, screenwriter and lyricist, who shot to fame when his poem Hindustani Musalmaan went viral on social media. Hussain switched out of a successful career in Finance in Kolkata, and moved to Mumbai to become a full-time writer. He has written lyrics for films like Gurgaon, Qarib Qarib Single, and Mukkabaaz; and many popular web series. As a screenwriter, he has co-written the web series, Laakhon Mein Ek Season Two, on Amazon and is presently working on several films.
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Inam Hussain Begg Mullick is a poet and editor, photographer, composer and performance artiste residing in Kolkata. Variously anthologised in print and on the internet, his publications in print include Roses for the Madhouse (Cult of Beauty, 2010), Winter’s Electric Architecture (Hawakal Prokashona, 2016) and The Magical Life of Inamorato (Writers Workshop, forthcoming in 2021). He has coedited Freedom Raga 2020: 74 Poets pay Tribute to the 74th Edition of India’s Independence (Exceller Books, 2020) with Joie Bose, Peacocks in a Dream: An Anthology of Contemporary Indian English Verse (Erothanatos: The Alternative, 2020) with Subrata Biswas and The Kolkata Cadence: Contemporary Kolkata Poets (Hawakal Publishers, 2021) with Jagari Mukherjee and Anindita Bose. A topper in the Drama in Practice and Writing in Practice papers at JUDE, Inam teaches Creative Writing across various levels. Formerly a columnist with Evolve, The Statesman, Inam is the Founder-Editor, The Quiver Review, the Poetry Editor, Erothanatos and the Nodal Officer, Poetry Paradigm. He blogs at www.inamorato.in, The Inamorato Studio.
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Indira Chandrasekhar started writing fiction with an increasing focus on the short story upon returning to India after more than seventeen years abroad. She has a PhD in Biophysics and, prior to committing to fiction writing, studied the dynamics of biological membranes at research institutes in India, the United States and Switzerland. Links to her published work are available on her blog. She co-edited the anthology Pangea, Thames River Press, 2012. A collection of her short stories Polymorphism was published by HarperCollins in 2017.
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Indira Goswami(14 November 1942–29 November 2011), who wrote as Mamoni Raisom Goswami in Assamese, popularly known as Mamoni Baideo, was an award-winning author and an icon of feminist writing, who wrote about people rarely represented in Indian writing—women, the maginalised, the powerless, the unfortunate. Winner of India’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith (2001), as well as the Sahitya Akademi Award (1983), and the Principal Prince Claus Laureate (2008), Goswami was also an editor, poet, professor, and scholar, best known for her novels such as The Moth-Eaten Howdah of the Tusker, Pages Stained with Blood and The Man from Chinnamasta. She was also known for her attempts to structure social change, both through her writings and through her role as mediator between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government of India, through the People’s Consultative Group, a peace committee.
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Indu Parvathi is from Bengaluru, India. Her work has been published in various literary magazines including Punch Magazine, nether quarterly, Alipore Post, The Yearbook of Indian Poetry 2021,Narrow Road Journal and EKL review. Instagram – @indu.pr
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Jade Elvina Hinder is a fully fledged unicorn. Her writing is dark and a little f&cked up, but that’s just her. She is a self-pronounced coffee addict who has to have at least 5 coffees throughout the day. Now down to the professional stuff… Urgh, boring! She holds a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire and has a body positivity Instagram page. She has a short story published in Short Fiction Break and a flash fiction in The Pinecone Review. She has a novel written, which is hopefully soon to be published, or she may self-publish through Amazon. She has had a variety of different roles including working at a football stadium, the NHS (her current full-time role), Tesco, Carphone Warehouse and Marks and Spencer. In her spare time, she enjoys attending readings, painting, life drawing and being with her baby brother.
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Jagari Mukherjee is the Founder and Chief Executive Editor of the literary journal, EKL Review. She has authored four solo collections of poetry–two chapbooks and two full-length volumes. Her most recent chapbook is “Letters To Inamorato” (2022) published by Penprints Publication. She has won numerous prestigious awards, including the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Book Review(2018), the Women Empowered Gifted Poet Award (2020), the Jury Prize at Friendswood Library’s Ekphrastic Poetry Reading And Contest (2021), and most recently, The Bharat International Award for Literature 2022 For Short Story.
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Jahnavi Gogoi is a poet who grew up amidst insurgency in Assam and lived to tell the tale. She is a writer of children’s fiction and a mother to an assertive seven-year-old daughter. Her debut book of poetry ‘Things I told myself’ can be found on Amazon. Jahnavi now resides in Canada in the picturesque town of Ajax.
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Jayanta Mahapatra (1928) is a bilingual poet and has published over 40 volumes of poetry in English and Odia, translations, short stories, essays, and memoirs, and has been featured in numerous anthologies. In the late seventies, he founded and edited Chandrabhaga, a literary magazine dedicated to Indian writing. The first Indian poet writing in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry in 1982, he is also the recipient of numerous awards and honours, such as, the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award for Poetry in 1975, the Allen Tate Poetry Prize from The Sewanee Review, the SAARC Literary Award, and the Padma Sri by the President of India in 2009, which he returned in 2015 as a mark of protest against the growing ‘moral asymmetry’ in the country. In 2017, he was awarded the Kanhaiyalal Lifetime Poetry Award at the Jaipur Literature Festival. He currently lives in Cuttack, Orissa.
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Joginder Paul (1925-2016) was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan). He published over 13 collections of short stories, including Khula, Khodu Baba ka Maqbara and Bastian. Amongst his novels are Ek Boond Lahoo ki, Nadeed, Paar Pare and Khwabro. He has four collections of flash fiction (Afsaanche) , a genre with which he is known to have enriched Urdu fiction significantly. Paul is a recipient of many literary honours including the SAARC Lifetime Award, Iqbal Samman, Urdu Academy Award, All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award, Shiromani Award and the Ghalib Award. He was also honoured at Doha with an Urdu Adab World award for contributing to creative writing in Urdu.
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Jonaki Ray was educated in India (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) and the USA (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). A scientist by education and training, and a software engineer (briefly) in the past, she is now a poet, writer, and editor in New Delhi, India. She is a 2017 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Contest, ESL, winner, and has been shortlisted for multiple other awards, including the 2021 Live Canon Chapbook Contest and the 2018 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize.
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Jothibai Pariyadath is a noted Malayalam poet, translator, and blogger. She has published three collections of poetry titled Pesamadantha (2009), Kodichi (2017), and Mooliyalankari (2021). Her blog Kavyam Sugeyam features her renditions of more than five hundred Malayalam poems. She has published Malayalam translations of the poems of Vladimir Mayakovsky and the script of the Italian film La Notte. Pariyadath is the recipient of the Kovai Cultural Centre Literary Award (2010) and Muthukulam Parvathiyamma Smaraka Sahithya Puraskaram (2021).
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K SRILATA was writer in residence at Sangam house, India, Yeonhui Art space, Seoul and the University of Stirling, Scotland. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing at IIT Madras. Her debut novel Table for Four (Penguin, India) was long listed in 2009 for the Man Asian literary prize. Srilata is the c0-editor of the anthologies The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry, Short Fiction from South India (OUP), All the Worlds Between: A Collaborative Poetry Project Between India and Ireland (Yoda) and Lifescapes: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers from Tamilnadu (Women Unlimited). Her book The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History was re-issued as an e-book by Zubaan in 2020. She has five poetry collections, the latest of which, The Unmistakable Presence of Absent Humans was published by Poetrywala, Mumbai in 2019. Her translations include Vatsala’s novels Once there was a Girl (Writers Workshop) and The Scent of Happiness (Ratna Books, 2021). A multi-genre anthology on the disability experience is forthcoming from Amazon/Westland later this year.
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Kabir Deb is an author and poet based in Karimganj, Assam. He works in Punjab National Bank and has completed his Masters in Life Sciences from Assam University and is presently pursuing his MCW from Oxford University, London. He is the recipient of Social Journalism Award, 2017; Reuel International Award for Best Upcoming poet, 2019; and Nissim International Award, 2021 for Excellence in Literature for his book ‘Irrfan: His Life, Philosophy and Shades’. He runs a mental health library named ‘The Pandora’s box to a Society called Happiness’ in Barak Valley.
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Kala Ramesh is an award-winning poet, editor, and anthologist who received a Pushcart Prize nomination in Modern Haiku (51.3) for her haibun “On Slippery Ground.” Her book of haiku and haibun, Beyond the Horizon Beyond, was shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2019, and HarperCollins published her book of tanka and tanka prose, The Forest I Know, in July 2021. She is the founder and creative director of Triveni Haikai India and the founder of haikuKATHA Journal.
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Kalpana Karunakaran is an Associate Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, IIT Madras. Kalpana’s research and writings lie in the domain of gender, development, labour and collective action/ social movements. Kalpana writes in Tamil and English. Her books include ‘Women, Microfinance, and the State in Neo-liberal India’ (Routledge, 2017) and a memoir, Comrade Amma: Magal Parvaiyil Mythily Sivaraman (Comrade Mother: A daughter’s portrait of Mythily Sivaraman) published in 2018.
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Kanupriya Rathore is a Jaipur based artist, currently pursuing her Masters in English Literature. She graduated with Honours from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University in 2019. Her poetry features in The Jabberwocky Magazine, The ActiveMuse Literary Journal, The Wingword Poetry Anthology and The Tilt Magazine.
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Karthik Krishnan is a financial journalist based in Hyderabad. When not writing, he plays the flute. His Pushcart Prize-nominated short story is forthcoming in Fiction on the Web, and he was recently listed as one of the shortlisted contributors for Spellbinder Magazine in its autumn issue.
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Karthika Sindhu has a post graduate degree in English Literature from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She is a bibliophile who looks forward to a career around words and books. Karthika currently resides in Trivandrum.
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Kashiana Singh calls herself a work practitioner and embodies the essence of her TEDx talk – Work as Worship into her everyday. Her chapbook Crushed Anthills from Yavanika Press is a journey that unravels memory through 10 cities. Kashiana currently serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Poets Reading the News and her poems can be read and heard on various platforms. Kashiana lives in Chicago and carries her various geographical homes within her poetry.
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Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca has been a teacher of English, French and Spanish in educational institutions in India and internationally. Her poems have been published in various journals and anthologies, including the Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English, The Journal of Indian Poetry in English by Sahitya Akademi, and others. Her debut collection ‘Family Sunday and other Poems’ was published in 1989. Her. A collection ‘Family Sunday and other Poems’ was published in 1989 and a chapbook ‘Light of the Sabbath’ in September 2021.
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Kavita Parwani Talib is an Architect by profession & writer by intent; she is based in Mumbai, India. While the pen brings clarity to thoughts, the pencil helps build them. While both know no real limits, they both bring creativity to the fore. Be it transforming space or simply punctuating space and exploring it through work & writings. Her book reviews have been published in The Tint Journal, The Quiver Review and the Infinite Sky. Her poetry has been featured in Ephemeral Elegies, The Piker Press, The Chakkar, EKL Review (Issue 6), and an anthology, 'Tears of Swords'. She has been a part of Samyukta poetry's online festival - Anantha 2022, & Orange Flower festival.
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Khet Thi (1976-2021) is one of the household names in contemporary Burmese poetry. On 8 May 2021, he was snatched by security forces in Shwebo, Myanmar. The following morning, his body, internal organs missing, was returned to the mortuary in Monywa. The poem was first published in Burmese in Beauty Magazine, July 2017.
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Kinjal Sethia is a writer-editor based out of Pune. Her work has been published in nether Quarterly, EKL Review, Samyukta Fiction among others. She is an Associate Editor at The Bombay Literary Magazine.
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Kiran Bhat is an Indian-American author, traveler, and polyglot. He currently lives in Mumbai, but he has been to 147 countries, lived in 25 other places on the planet, and dabbles in twelve languages. He is known as the author of we of the forsaken world…, but has published books in five different languages, and has had his writing published in journals such as The Caravan, The Bengaluru Review, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, The Brooklyn Rail, 3:AM Magazine, SOFTBLOW, and many other places. You can follow him on Twitter at WeltgeistKiran.
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Kiriti Sengupta, the 2018 Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize recipient, has poems published in The Common, The Florida Review Online, Headway Quarterly, The Lake, Amethyst Review, Dreich, Otoliths, Outlook, Madras Courier, and elsewhere. He has authored twelve books of poetry and prose; two books of translation; and edited eight anthologies. Sengupta is the founder and chief editor of the Ethos Literary Journal. He lives in New Delhi. More at www.kiritisengupta.com
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I’m Kirti Koushika, a 25-year-old legislative researcher with a passion for delving into the intricacies of gender, the informal sector, migration, and public policies. I am deeply intrigued by the multifaceted intersections within the realm of social sciences and am committed to exploring and understanding these dynamic connections.
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Ko Ko Thett is a Burma-born poet, literary translator, and poetry editor for Mekong Review. Since his samizdat days at the Yangon Institute of Technology in the 90s, he has published and edited several collections of poetry and translations in both Burmese and English. His poems are widely translated and anthologised. His translation work has been recognised with an English PEN award. Thett is the author of “Bamboophobia” (Zephyr Press, 2022) and has co-edited with Brian Haman “Picking off new shoots will not stop the spring: Witness poems and essays from Burma/Myanmar (1988-2021)” (Ethos Books, 2022) . He lives in Norwich, UK.
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Kris Kaila (She/Her) is a Vancouver, BC poet, writer, book reviewer, blogger. Kris is a Collab Fellow with The Poetry Lab and finds her passion in all things creative. @krisesque_life
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Krishnan Unni P is Professor in English at Deshbandhu College, Delhi University. His areas of interests are the Third World literatures and films, gender formations, changing patterns of sexual dissidence and the politics of the dispossessed –concerned with music, football and popular culture. He is also a creative writer in Malayalam and English and has published five books. His latest book is on the Italian philosopher and theorist Giorgio Agamben published as part of the Theory Series by S.P.C.S. Kottayam, Kerala.
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Kritika Arya received her master’s degree (MA) in Dramatic Writing from the University of the Arts London in 2015. While in London, she worked in theatre and on a documentary called India in a Day. In 2017, she moved to Mumbai to write. Since then, she has written for an award-winning international web series called Bhak, worked on Life in a Day 2020, and is currently working on a global documentary about mental health called I Hope This Helps.
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Lakshmi Kannan also known by her Tamil pen-name ‘Kaaveri’, is a bilingual writer. Her twenty-five books include poems, novels, short stories and translations. Wooden Cow (2021), her latest, is a translation of the iconic Tamil writer T. Janakiraman’s novel. Lakshmi was a Resident Writer for The International Writing Program, Iowa, USA; Charles Wallace Writer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK; British Council Visitor, Cambridge, UK; Sahitya Akademi Writer; Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. For details, please visit www.lakshmikannan.in
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Latha Anantharaman is a writer, editor and translator now resident in Palakkad, Kerala. She has written extensively on ecology, rural living, travel, books and other subjects for variou periodicals. She has published two books, Tamil Nadu (Roli, 2007) and Three Seasons (Writers Workshop, 2015), and her short story was included in The Punch Magazine Anthology of New Writing (Niyogi, 2021).
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Laura Traister served as a Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistant in Mumbai in 2016–17 but now lives in the mountains of North Carolina, USA, where she works as a textbook editor. Her poems and essays have been published in the US, UK, and now India. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys traveling, connecting to nature through daily walks, and bouncing between practicing Spanish and Hindi. You can read more about her work and contact her through LinkedIn.
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Lavanya (they/he) is trying to figure out this whole writing thing one step at a time. Their work has been previously published in The Phosphene Magazine and TARSHI’s In Plainspeak.
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Leena Malhotra is based in Delhi, India. She likes to explore experiences of contemporary India, and write on systemic forms of oppression and various social issues. She is a poet, a film writer and a film direct. She has two books of poetry and is presently directing a film titled ‘An Afternoon ‘.
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Lina Krishnan is a poet and abstract artist in Auroville. Census was written in 2016, when citizens in Assam were just beginning to be questioned on their roots, identities, and ethnic affinities. The spiral from then to Manipur seven years later, has taken the region not only into unrest but also fostered mutual distrust between communities. For the old order, this has been particularly hard to bear. This poem was first printed in Brown Critique’s Home anthology, in 2022. We thank the editors Gayatri Majumdar, Sekhar Banerjee and Gopal Lahiri, for letting us share it here.
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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077/
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Maaz Bin Bilal is the author of the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar-shortlisted Ghazalnama: Poems for Delhi, Belfast, and Urdu (Yoda Press, 2019), and the translator of Fikr Taunsvi’s Chhata Darya as The Sixth River (Speaking Tiger, 2019) and Mirza Ghalib’s Chiragh-e-Dair (forthcoming from Penguin, July 2022). He was a Charles Wallace Fellow in Writing and Translation in Wales (2019), and is an associate professor of literary studies at Jindal Global University.
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Madhu Kailas is the pen name of Kingshuk Basu. He is a native of Kolkata, India and has lived in various places in India and USA. He is the author of two poetry selections, ‘The Birds Fly in Silence’, 2014 by Writer’s Workshop Kolkata and ‘The Boatman of Murshidabad’, 2021 by Aleph Book Company. He has been published in journals like Indian Literature, The Amistad, Acumen, Slippery Elm, The Gateway Review, Plainsongs Poetry Magazine, The Bosphorus Book Review, The Marathon Literary Review, Dragon Poet Review, New Mexico Review, Sutterville Review, The Punch Magazine, Converse – an anthology of 75 years of Indian poetry in English, The Literary Voyage, and Langlit. He lives with his wife and children in Mumbai.
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Madhulika Liddle is best known as the creator of the fictitious Mughal detective Muzaffar Jang. She also writes short stories and novels in other genres, including humour, feminist issues, and history. In addition, she maintains a blog, www.madhulikaliddle.com, which is devoted to some of her main passions in life: writing, reading, history, old cinema, travel, and food.
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Malachi Edwin Vethamani is a Malaysian Indian poet and writer. His poetry publications include: Life Happens (Maya Press, 2017) and Complicated Lives (Maya Press, 2016). His poems appear in several international literary publications. He published an edited volume of poems entitled Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems (Maya Press, 2017). It won the Best Book prize in the English Language category for the Malaysian Best Book Award 2020 organised by Malaysian Publishers Association. He is Founding Editor of Men Matters Online Journal.
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Manabika is a queer individual, trying to negotiate their space in this cis-heteronormative world. They are a researcher with a public interest oriented group, and enjoys making sense of the world through pictures.
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Manasee Palshikar (nadi) is an MBBS doctor whose services are used mainly by working class women. nadi has an MA in Gender, Culture and Development, from the Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University. She has done a course in Screenplay writing at the Film and Television Institute of India(FTII), Pune. Her novel Sutak was received warmly.
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Mandakini Pachauri is an India born poet and nonfiction writer living at the edge of the Viennese Woods. Presently, she interrogates the contradictions and rifts in her personal history within geopolitical regions. Sound, image, codes and languages are expressive modes of her movements in the body, mind and in writing. In a state of whiplash, entangled perhaps in broken and remembered structures – she reaches not just for terra firma but also to imagine emergent realities. https://www.hinterland.ag/protestarchiv/ https://www.instagram.com/negin.rezaie.at/
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Mandira Pattnaik’s fiction has appeared in DASH, The McNeese Review, Penn Review, Watershed Review, Bacopa Literary, Contrary, Passages North and Amsterdam Quarterly, among other publications. Anthologies where her work found placement are Best Small Fictions (2021), Best of Asian Speculative Fiction (2021, Insignia), “And if That Mockingbird Don’t Sing” (Alt Current Press), “200 Poems Around the World” (Sweety Cat Press), “Ten Ways the Animals Will Save Us” (RetreatWest), “In the Belly of the Whale” (EllipsisZine) and “Everything Has a Price” (EllipsisZine). She edits for trampset and Vestal Review. More about her can be found at mandirapattnaik.com . On Twitter @MandiraPattnaik
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Mani Rao is the author of three books in translation including Bhagavad Gita: God’s Song (HarperCollins), Saundarya Lahari: Wave of Beauty (HarperCollins), and Kalidasa for the 21 st  Century Reader (Aleph Books); eleven books and chapbooks of poetry including Sing to Me (Recent Works Press) and Echolocation (Math Paper Press), and a book based on research into mantra experience— Living Mantra: Mantra, Deities and Visionary Experience (Cham Springer). She was a visiting fellow at the Iowa International Writing Program, and held writing residencies at Omi Ledig House, New York, and IPSI Canberra. She worked in advertising and television in Mumbai and Hong Kong for two decades, and then returned to studies for an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in Religious Studies. She lives in Bangalore. https://linktr.ee/maniraopoem
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Matt Pasca is a poet, teacher and traveler who believes in art’s ability to foster discovery, empathy and justice. He has authored two poetry collections—A Thousand Doors (2011 Pushcart nominee) and Raven Wire (2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist)—and serves as Assistant Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review. In his corner of New York, Matt curates Second Saturdays @Cyrus, a popular poetry series, and spreads his unwavering faith in critical thought and word magic to his Poetry, Mythology and Literature students at Bay Shore High School, where he has taught for 23 years and been named a New York State Teacher of Excellence. Pasca is currently at work on his third poetry collection, tentatively titled Traitor. www.mattpasca.com
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Maw Min Thann classical guitarist, writer and poet, passed away from COVID-19 in his hometown of Mandalay on 29.07.2021. His guitar performances often accompanied poetry readings in Mandalay. The poem, dated 13.09.2020, was written during the first wave of COVID-19 and the lockdown in Mandalay.
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Maya Sharma Sriram is an award-winning writer and poet. She has read her work at many events, including the 10,000 Poets for Change and the Pondicherry Poetry Festival 2019. Her poem was included in ?Voices in Time?, and was short-listed in the All India Poetry competition conducted by the Poetry Society of India. She won the Elle Fiction award and was long listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She is the author of the novel ?Bitch Goddess for Dummies.
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Megha Sood is an award-Winning Poet, Editor, Author, and Blogger based in New Jersey, USA. She is Associate Editor at MookyChick(UK), Life and Legends (USA), and Literary Partner in the project ?Life in Quarantine” with Stanford University, USA. Author of Chapbook ( ?My Body is Not an Apology?, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length (?My Body Lives Like a Threat?, FlowerSongPress,2021).Recipient of Poet Fellowship 2021, National Level Winner Spring Mahogany Lit Prize.Blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/
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Menka Shivdasani is the author of four collections of poetry, with her most recent being Frazil (1980 – 2017). She has edited two anthologies of contemporary Indian poetry for the American e-zine www.bigbridge.org, and an anthology of women’s writing, If the Roof Leaks, Let it Leak (SPARROW). She is co-translator of Freedom and Fissures, an anthology of Sindhi Partition poetry (Sahitya Akademi). She has been conducting a four-day poetry festival in Mumbai for the global movement 100 Thousand Poets for Change since 2012, and in 1986, she had played a key role in founding the Poetry Circle in Mumbai. Her work as a journalist includes 14 books as co-author/ editor.
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Michelle D’costa is the author of the poetry chapbook Gulf (Yavanika Press, 2021). Her debut novel is forthcoming from Westland (Tranquebar) in 2024. She co-hosts the author interview podcast Books and Beyond with Bound. She was born and raised in Bahrain, and currently writes and edits out of Mumbai. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Litro, Eclectica, Out Of Print, and others. She is an alumna of the Seagull School of Publishing, & the Kolam Writers’ Workshop.
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Moe Nwe aka Soe Naing Tun was a twenty-year-old student from Myitkyina Technology University. He was killed in a protest in Moehny in on 27 March 2021. The poem is dated 20.02.2021.
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Mohit Parikh is a writer and a writing mentor. He did MBA from IIM Kozhikode and worked as a Management Consultant with Ernst & Young. Mohit is author of Manan, a novel which received Honorable Mention for Best Book Fiction at The Hindu-Goodbooks Awards. He was also awarded a Toto Award for Creative Writing and a Toto-Sangam House Residency Fellowship. His works have been published in many Indian and international literary journals. While writing and literature enthuse him, he is passionate about child education, meditation, and the role of story-telling in personal development.
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Mona Dash is an award-winning author of Let us Look Elsewhere, A Roll of the Dice, Untamed Heart and two poetry collections, A Certain Way and Dawn-drops. Her work has been showcased on BBC Radio 4, included in Best British Short Stories 22, and published in more than thirty-five anthologies. www.monadash.net
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Monica Singh is a dyed-in-the-wool bibliophile. Her debut novel The Pause (September 2022) is available on Amazon paperback and Kindle. Her love of reading has led to her passion for writing. Her stories are a part of national and international anthologies. Monica lives in Pune, India, with her husband, Rahul, and her tomcat Loki.
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Monisha Raman is a content editor by profession, and I find my solace in words. My works of fiction and essays have been published by, New Asian Writing, The Curious Reader, Kitaab, Feminism in India, Spacebar Magazine, Phenomenal Literature (Vol.4 No.1), Active Muse, The Punch Magazine, Bengaluru Review, Asian Extracts, Indian Ruminations, Storizen Magazine, Jotted and The Universe Journal. My recent work was a part of the anthology Narratives in Domestic Violence by the International Human Rights Arts Festival.
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Mridula Garg (born 1938) is an Indian writer who writes in Hindi and English languages. She has published over 30 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essays. Her novels have been translated into English, German, French, Russian, Japanese and several Indian languages. She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award.
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Mrinalini Harchandrai is the author of ‘A Bombay in My Beat’, a collection of poetry. Her poem won first prize in The Barre (2017) and she was a finalist for the Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize 2019. Her unpublished novel manuscript was selected as Notable Entry for the Disquiet International Literary Prize 2019. Her short fiction has been longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018 and Columbia Journal Spring 2020 Contest. Her work has been anthologized in RLFPA Editions’ Best Indian Poetry 2018 and The Brave New World of Goan Writing (2018, 2020).
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Mugdha Sinha, is a career civil servant from the Indian Administrative Service currently posted as Joint Secretary, in the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. An avid bibliophile who regularly curates book author conversations as the elected Literary Secretary of the IAS Association. She is a published poet who alternates between writing sarkari note sheets, essays and articles. As an empath she is quietly waging a war with words for provoking a change in status quo. An artist who paints bottles, doodles meditative mandalas and loves the celestial night sky star-gazing.
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Murray Alfredson is a former librarian, lecturer in librarianship and Buddhist Associate in the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at Flinders University. He has won a High Beam poetry award 2004, the Poetry Unhinged Multicultural Poetry Prize 2006, the Friendly Street Poets Political poetry prize 2009. He serves the editorial panel of different international journals and magazines. He is at Ashvamegh editorial panel. He describes himself as a poet, essayist and skeptic. He is the author of Gleaming Clouds (Interactive Publications). He lives in Australia.
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Nabina Das is a poet and writer based in Hyderabad. Her very recent poetry collection is titled Anima and the Narrative Limits (Yoda Press, 2022). Her other poetry volumes are Sanskarnama (Red River, 2017), Into the Migrant City (Writers Workshop, 2013), and Blue Vessel (Les Editions du Zaporogue, 2012). Her debut book is a novel titled Footprints in the Bajra (Cedar Books, 2010), and her short fiction volume is titled The House of Twining Roses: Stories of the Mapped and the Unmapped (LiFi Publications, 2014). Her first book of translations titled Arise out of the Lock: 50 Bangladeshi Women Poets in English (curated by Alam Khorshed, Chittagong) appeared in early 2022 from Balestier Press, UK. A Rutgers-Camden MFA alumna, Nabina is the editor of WITNESS, The Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent (Red River, 2021), and co-editor of 40 under 40, an Anthology of Post-globalisation Poetry (Poetrywala, 2016).
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Nadeem Zaman is the author of the novel In the Time of the Others, which was longlisted for the 2019 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and a collection of stories Up in the Main House (Unnamed Press 2019). Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, he grew up there and in Chicago. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Louisville Review, Singapore Unbound, Wilderness House Literary Review, Roanoke Review, Dhaka Tribune, Bengal Lights, and other journals. He teaches in the English department at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The Inheritors is his second novel
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Nadia Niaz is a writer, editor and academic ‘from’ Melbourne via Pakistan and many other places. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies and teaches at the University of Melbourne. A simultaneous trilingual third-culture kid herself, Nadia is interested in multilingual creative and poetic expression, the practicalities and politics of translation, and language use among third culture kids and other globally mobile cohorts. In 2018 she founded the Australian Multilingual Writing Project. Her most recent work can be found in The Polyglot, Not Very Quiet, Peril, and Pencilled-In. Nadia is a member of the West Writers Group.
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Najeeb S.A. sees himself as a modern day ‘Charles Lamb-in-South Sea House’ by day and an aspiring writer by night. He has lived in Abu Dhabi nearly half his life, has a pet fish named Kittu, and still cherishes the memories of peacock feathers and broken bits of colorful bangles from his boyhood days. He blogs at http://najeebsa.com/
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Namita Waikar is a writer, translator, and the Managing Editor of People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). She is a partner in a chemistry databases firm, and has worked as a biochemist and a software project manager. She’s most recently the author of The Long March, a novel, Speaking Tiger Books
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Namrata Pathak teaches in the department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Tura, Meghalaya. She has an MPhil and PhD from English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has six books to her credit, and her latest are Indira Goswami: Margins and Beyond (Routledge, 2022) and A Reader on Arun Sarma (forthcoming from Sahitya Akademi, 2022). She has been a recipient of FCT-Ford Foundation Fellowship and UGC-Associateship by IIAS, Shimla. Her debut collection of poems, That’s How Mirai Eats a Pomegranate, was brought out in 2018 by Red River. Her poems and writings are included in the Sangam House Monsoon Issue: A Special on Poetry from North East, July, 2019, Outlook, Scroll.in, Bengaluru Review, Cafe Dissensus, Vayavya, Setu, Muse India to name a few and also anthologies forthcoming from Aleph and other publishing houses.`
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Namratha Varadharajan writes to explore human emotions and our connection with nature while trying to chip at prejudices that plague us, one syllable at a time. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Briefly Zine, The Yearbook of Indian Poetry 2021, Muse India, Borderless, The Kali Project, The Gulmohar Quarterly, and The Alipore Post, among others. She writes at namrathavaradharajan.com
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Nancy Adajania is a cultural theorist and curator based in Bombay. Since the late 1990s, she has written consistently on the practices of four generations of Indian women artists. Her book, The Thirteenth Place: Positionality as Critique in the Art of Navjot Altaf (The Guild Art Gallery, 2016), goes beyond the mandate of a conventional artist monograph to map the larger histories of the Leftist and feminist movements in India. She was the juror for Video/Film/New Media fellowship cycle of the Akademie Schloss Solitude (2015 – 2017). She will be curating a retrospective of the artist Navjot Altaf at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, in December 2018.
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Nandini Sen Mehra processes her world through poetry. Her debut book of poems, Whorls Within, with a foreword by Gulzar is available on Amazon. A seeker of truth within multiplicity, she attempts to explore the tenderness and terror of the human experience through her work. Born in Kolkata, she called many cities in India home, before moving to the United States, Australia and finally Singapore, where she now lives. Tea and forest trails remain her enduring pleasures.
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Naresh Saxena is one of the finest Hindi poets, both popular and critically acclaimed. He has received several prestigious awards, including Pahal Samman, Nagarjun Puraskar, and the UP government’s Sahitya Bhushan Samman. His work has been brought out by well-known Hindi publishers, Bharatiya Jnanpith and Rajkamal Prakashan.
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Neelakshi Singh is a contemporary Hindi Author. In 2004 she won Sahitya Academy Golden Jubilee Young Writers Award. Besides she is also recipient of Katha Award & Ramakant Smriti award, O.P Malviya Bharti Devi Award (2021), KLF Book Award (2021), Valley of Words Award (2022) & Setu Pandulipi Samman (2022). She has three Story Collections, two Novels and one memoire to credit. At present she is an employee with the State Bank of India.
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Neera Kashyap has worked on social communications, specifically health and environment. As an author, she has published a book of stories for young adults titled ‘Daring to dream’ (Rupa & Co., 2003) and contributed to five prize-winning anthologies published by Children’s Book Trust. As a literary writer of short fiction, poetry, essays, story/book reviews and creative non-fiction, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in South Asian journals – both online and print – which include Kitaab, Papercuts, Out of Print Magazine and Blog, Earthen Lamp Journal, Muse India, Indian Review, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Verse of Silence, Erothanatos and Indian Literature. She lives in Delhi.
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Neha Paranjpe a branding professional by day, and a writer by night. She built her career in marketing, always searching for creative outlets to balance her love for art, literature, and all things beautiful. Always known to be over-emotional, she now considers it her superpower and uses it to her advantage by writing expressive and heartfelt stories about personal experiences. You might often find her scribbling ideas and penning down thoughts in a little notebook she carries everywhere. Give her a cup of strongly brewed coffee, a breezy, sunny day and a good book, and it won’t take much more to make her happy. You can read more stories by Neha on her Medium profile here – https://neha-paranjpe.medium.com/
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Nikita Parik’s debut book of poems is Diacritics of Desire (2019), followed by Amour and Apocalypse (2020), a novel in translation. Her third book, My City is a Murder of Crows, has just come out from Hawakal Publishers. She currently edits EKL Review.
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Nina Kossman is an artist, writer, poet, and play-wright. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Moscow and New York. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship, a UNESCO Short Story Award, she is the author of two books of poems in Russian and English as well as the translator of two volumes of Marina Tsvetaeva’s poetry, In the Inmost Hour of the Soul and Poem of the End. Her other books include Behind the Border (Harper Collins,1994); Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (Oxford University Press, 2001); Pereboi, a collection of Russian poems published in Moscow; a bilingual edition of her poems, and a novel.
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Nishi Pulugurtha is an academic and writer based in Kolkata. Her publications include a monograph on Derozio (2010), a collection of essays on travel, Out in the Open (2019), an edited volume of essays on travel, Across and Beyond (2020), a volume of poems, The Real and the Unreal and Other Poems (2020), a collection of short stories, The Window Sill (2021), co-edited a volume of poems Voices and Vision: The First IPPL Anthology (2021). Her recent book is a volume of poems Raindrops on the Periwinkle published by Writers Workshop (2022). She is working on a book project that brings together recipes from the Telugu kitchen in Calcutta with tales of growing up in Calcutta/Kolkata. She also writes on Alzheimer’s Disease. An edited volume of critical essays titled Literary Representation of Pandemics, Epidemics and Pestilence is forthcoming from Routledge.
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Nithya Mariam John is a poet, translator and teacher from Kerala. A few of her works are housed in Kendra Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, Kerala Sahitya Akademi’s Malayalam Literature Survey, Borderless, SETU, International Journal of Fear Studies and Samyuktha Poetry. Poetry Soup, Reflections & Ruminations and Bleats and Roars are short collections of her scribblings. She is a lazy scribbler on Mizhi (nmjs.in) and tries to climb over her unending ignorance by reading.
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Nuzhat Khan is a student of Convergent Journalism at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. She is from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. For Nuzhat, poetry is the most honest form of emotional expression, as well as a lonely endeavour.
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Nzanmongi Jasmine Patton is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Gargi College, Delhi University. She has translated and compiled the first anthology of Lotha-Naga folktales entitled A Girl Swallowed by a Tree: Lotha Naga Tales Retold
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Oindri Sengupta (34years), is a poet based out of Kolkata. Her works have appeared in a few online and print journals like Muse India, Kritya, Ethos Literary Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, Chiron Review, Hudson View, Poetry Quarterly, USA, Contemporary Literary Review, India, Decanto, Penwood Review, USA and also in a couple of poetry anthologies. Apart from writing poetry, she also teaches English in a Govt. school in Kolkata.
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Padma Narayanan (b. 1935) is a short-story writer and translator of Tamil literary fiction into English. Her translated works include Imayam’s Video Mariamman and Other Stories (2021); the anthology Along with the Sun (2020); Aadhavan’s I, Ramaseshan (2008); La. Sa. Ramamritham’s Apeetha (2014), The Stone Laughs and Atonement (2005); Indira Parthasarathy’s Poison Roots (2014), and two collections of short stories by Appadurai Muttulingam (2009 and 2017). Padma’s translation of Sharmila Seyyid’s Panicker’s Granddaughter is awaiting publication. Her work has appeared in Agni, Words Without Borders, a Bloomsbury Academic anthology, and elsewhere. Her translation of Dilip Kumar’s ‘A Clerk’s Story’, published in Caravan in 2012, inspired a movie adaptation, Nasir (2020). She has also translated several books from English into Tamil, and has written and spoken on the subject of translation. She lives in New Delhi
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Pallavi Padma-Uday is a writer, journalist and business historian based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2021, she was recipient of a writing grant from Centre for Creative Practices in Ireland, supported by the Irish Arts Council, for her second poetry collection. Her first poetry collection ?Orisons in the dark? is forthcoming in 2022. She is an alumnus of London School of Economics and is currently researching the evolution of social capital in Indian business in the 20th century at Queen?s University Centre for Economic History in Belfast. She tweets at @ecnhistorienne.
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Parvathi Nayar is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer and poet based in Chennai, South India. Water and urban memory are through-threads in her art and writing. As a writer, Parvathi wears multiple hats: Fiction writer (co-author, 15 Tables at TranQuebar, book of linked short stories, 2022; short story Rattrap published in The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 by Kitaab Singapore; shortlisted for The Bombay Review’s Creative Writing Awards Fiction, 2021) poet (photopoetry presented at HELD by Goethe Institut Chennai, featured in Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-21); arts writer for publications such as National Geographic, The Hindu, The Jakarta Post and The Business Times, Singapore. She is currently working on a novel of conceptually-linked stories. As an artist, her complex drawings, videos, photography and installations have been presented at such prestigious venues as The Esplanade Singapore (2022), Chennai Photo Biennale (2021), Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Mumbai International Airport, Singapore Art Museum and CP Biennale 2, Jakarta.
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Pervin Saket is the author of the novel ‘Urmila’ and of a collection of poetry ‘A Tinge of Turmeric’. Her novel has been adapted for the stage, featuring the classical dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in ‘The Indian Quarterly’, ‘The Joao-Roque Literary Journal’, ‘Paris Lit Up’, ‘The Madras Courier’, ‘The Punch Magazine’, ‘Cold Noon’, ‘Earthen Lamp Journal’, ‘Breaking the Bow’, ‘Kritya’, ‘Veils, Halos and Shackles – International Poetry On the Oppression and Empowerment of Women’, and others. She is co-founder and instructor at the annual Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop held at Pondicherry, India.
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Poomani is the pen name of P. Manickavasagam. He was born in 1947, in Andipatti, a village near Kovilpatti. A distinguished writer, he has published six novels, six short-story collections and a collection of essays. His earlier notable works are Piragu (After), Vekkai (Heat), Varappukal (Field Bunds), and Vaikkal (Irrigation Canal). He has had many of his works translated into several languages. He was awarded the Ilakkiya Chinthanai award for his novel Piragu (After). His novel Vekkai was translated by N. Kalyan Raman as Heat (2019). His novel Agnaadi (Relief/Wonder/Fatigue/Resignation) won both the Gitanjali Literary Prize in 2012 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014. In 1996, he won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for the film Karuvelam Pookkal (Flowers of the Black Babul), which he both wrote the screenplay for and directed.
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Poornima Kumar works for Samvada, an NGO in Bengaluru. She moonlights as a performer with the Urban Folk Project
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Prashila Naik is a writer and technologist from Goa. Her work has been published in various online literary magazines from India and elsewhere, such as Out of Print, Muse India, Jaggery , Papercuts, Bombay Literary magazine, Bewildering Stories, Spark, Queen Mobs Tea House and Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature. Her short stories have also been once shortlisted and twice longlisted in the DNA OoP short story competition, and been a part of the Fellows of Nature Anthology published by Teri press.
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Pratibha Kumari is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi. She completed her M.Phil from University of Delhi in 2017. Her interest areas are Indian Postcolonial Literature, Trauma Studies and Dalit Literature in Translation. Her current research is focused on locating and analyzing the marginalized narratives of Partition. As a passionate reader, she loves to engage with fiction and non-fiction alike.
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Pratima Balabhadrapathruni is a Home maker and many other small things. Sometimes she writes stuff. She lives in Singapore
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Praveena Shivram is an independent writer based in Chennai, India, and, over the past 15 years, has written for several national publications. Till recently, she was the editor of Arts Illustrated, and is currently curating and editing the Lockdown Journal Chennai. Her fiction has appeared in the Open Road Review, The Indian Quarterly, Himal Southasian, Out of Print, Jaggery Lit, Desi Writers’ Lounge, Spark, Chaicopy, and Helter Skelter’s anthology of New Writing Volume 6. Read her work at www.praveenashivram.com
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Prerna Singh is Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, with appointments in the School of Public Health and the Department of Sociology at Brown University. She has published numerous award-winning books and articles on human development, public health, ethnicity and nationalism. Her first book, How Solidarity Works for Welfare was awarded best book prizes from both the American Political Science and the American Sociological Associations. Singh has been awarded fellowships by the Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the Social Science Research Council, the Rockefeller foundation, the Andrew Carnegie foundation, the American Academy of Berlin, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. She has shared her research with scholarly, policy and popular audiences in over a hundred lectures, including keynote addresses, delivered across twenty different countries. Singh serves on the academic advisory board of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the steering committee of the Center for Contemporary South Asia at Brown, is a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-convenes the Brown-Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar in South Asian Politics. She serves on the editorial board of Cambridge University Press’s Studies in Comparative Politics as well as the Elements in the Politics of Development series. From 2021-23, Singh served as President of the Comparative Politics section, the largest section of the American Political Science Association. She is presently working on a book manuscript ‘Moral Vaccination: Ideas and Institutions in the Control of Contagion in China and India’. She is also working on a range of projects around identity politics, ethnicity and nationalism, specially in India. Singh also writes for popular media outlets including the LA Times, the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog and Indian outlets such as the Times of India and Seminar. She has studied at Princeton, Cambridge and Delhi Universities. Prior to joining Brown, she was on the faculty of the Department of Government at Harvard University.
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Priya Sarukkai Chabria is an award winning translator, poet and writer acclaimed for her radical literary aesthetics. Her books include speculative fiction, literary non-fiction, two poetry collections, a novel and translations from Classical Tamil of the mystic Andal’s songs. Awarded for her Outstanding Contribution to Literature by the Indian government, she has attended prestigious writers’ residencies and presented her work worldwide; it’s widely anthologised. She edited possibly the largest archive of Indian Anglophone poetry Talking Poetry (India) and now edits Poetry at Sangam. http://poetry.sangamhouse.org. Another version of her speculative fiction novel titled Clone is forthcoming with Zubaan, New Delhi in 2018 and University of Chicago Press, 2019; the French translation by Editions Banyan is scheduled for 2019. Also forthcoming in 2018 (Ed.) Fafnir’s Heart World Poetry in Translation with Bombaykala Books. She’s translating sacred songs from Old Tamil. www.priyawriting.com
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Based in Chennai, India, Priyamvada Ramkumar translates from Tamil to English. Her debut translation of Jeyamohan’s Stories of the True has been longlisted for the 2023 ALTA-NTA Prose Award. She won a 2023 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for White Elephant, a novel by the same author.
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G.J.V. Prasad, formerly Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, is a poet, novelist, and translator. His teachings and research have focused on Indian English literature, modern drama and translation.
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Purushottam Agrawal, Born in 1955, served as member, UPSC from 2007 to 2013. Before this, he was Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, JNU. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge University and at El Colegio de Mexico. His books include Hindi Serai: Astrakhan via Yerevan, a travelogue which traces the history of Indian traders who settled in the Russian city of Astrakhan between the 16th and 18th centuries; Padmavat: An Epic Love Story, an English translation of and commentary on Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem; Who Is Bharat Mata?, a collection of writings by and on Jawaharlal Nehru; and Kabir, Kabir: The Life and Work of the Early Modern Poet- Philosopher, an English translation of his 2009 book Akath Kahani Prem Ki, widely acclaimed as a path-breaking study of Kabir and his work.
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Qaisar Bashir is a Kashmiri poet, translator, and reviewer from Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has a master’s degree in English Literature from Kashmir University. His first poetry collection The Cry of Wounded Souls was published in 2019. Once Upon A Time (2017) is his translation of Akh Dour a Kashmiri novel by Bansi Nirdoush. He has widely has published in reputed journals such as The Criterion, Langlit, Muse India, Setumag, Inverse journal and Kashmir Lit. Crimson Metaphors is his second poetry collection.
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R. Rukmani holds a doctorate in economics. In her three decades of work experience she has been associated with the Madras Institute of Development Studies and the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, both located in Chennai. She has worked extensively in the area of rural development , urban issues and food security. While she has always enjoyed reading in Tamil and English, she has recently developed a passion for translation.
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R. Suresh Babu hails from Thiruvalla in Kerala. His Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Cherita, Gembun, Tanka and Haibun have been published in various anthologies and journals. He is a contributing writer to the anthology, We Will Not Be Silenced of the Indie Blu(e) Publishing. He has done the art works for the Haiku anthology Bull-Headed, edited by Corine Timmer. He is the winner of the World Online Kukai, Kyoto Haiku Project 2021 and received an Honorable mention in the 75th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2021. Currently, he teaches at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chikkamagaluru.
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Rachel Chitofu writes in Harare, Zimbabwe. Some of her work has appeared or is yet to appear in Ariel Chart Magazine, Uppagus, Literary Yard and New Contrast.
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Rahul Ranjan is an aspiring writer and currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the “Riverine Rights” project funded by the Research Council of Norway based at the Department of International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University. His forthcoming book on Birsa Munda, Memory and Politics in India, is due from the Cambridge University Press this fall. He has recently also edited a volume, “At the crossroads of Rights”, published by the Routledge Press.
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Ranendra is the author of three critically acclaimed books in Hindi: a collection of short stories, “RaatBaakiEvam Anya Kahaniyaan”, published by RajkamalPrakashan, and two novels, “Global GaonKeDevta”, published by BharatiyaGyanpeeth, and “GaayabHotaDesh”, published by Penguin Hindi. “Global GaonKeDevta” was recently published in English translation, “Lords of the Global Village” (translator: Rajesh Kumar), by Speaking Tiger.
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Rani B Menon An Analytical Chemist by profession. A Creative Writing Trainer certified by the British Council, Suneetha Balakrishnan is a journalist, translator, editor, and writer; working in English and Malayalam, and across genres. She has written for The Guardian, The Hindu Literary Review, The Business Standard, The Caravan, The Mathrubhumi, and Indian Literature. She is a committed bibliophage and lives in Thiruvananthapuram, her hometown.
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Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, essayist, translator and curator. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including, most recently, Hunchprose (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2021). His translation of a 14th-century Kashmiri woman mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Golden Jubilee Award, the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award, the Sanskriti Award for Literature, the S H Raza Award for Literature, and the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Poetry Award.
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Ranu Uniyal is a bilingual poet from Lucknow. She is Professor of English, University of Lucknow. She has written four books of poetry- Across the Divide (2006), December Poems (2012), The Day We Went Strawberry Picking in Scarborough (2018) and Saeeda Ke Ghar (Hindi poems 2021). In 2022 she co-edited Reading Gandhi: Perspectives in the 21st Century. Her work has been translated into Hindi, Oriya, Malayalam, Marathi, Spanish, Urdu, and Uzbek languages. She also works for people with special needs in Lucknow (PYSSUM.org). She can be reached at ranuuniyalpant@gmail.com.
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Rebecca Mathai grew up in Delhi. After having lived in eleven cities over the course of more than three decades in the bureaucracy, she has now returned home. She is currently editing her novel, the concept of which was a winning entry in the iWrite contest at the Jaipur Litfest 2020. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Commonwealth adda, The Bangalore Review, The Story Cabinet and in an anthology of The Written Circle called “Constellations”.
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Rituparna Sengupta is a writer, translator, and researcher. She writes essays and translates poetry and short fiction, besides researching popular culture and cinema. Her published writing can be read here.
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Riya Behl is a photo-journalist and content editor at the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI). She is based in Bombay.
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Robin S Ngangom Born in 1959 in Imphal, Manipur, He is a bilingual poet and translator who writes in English and Manipuri. His first collection, Words and the Silence, was published in 1988 and since then, he has published two more volumes of poetry and a book of translations. He was invited to the UK Year of Literature and Writing in 1995, has read his poems at literary events in India and abroad, and his poems have appeared in several prestigious anthologies and magazines. He also co-edited two significant anthologies of poetry from Northeast India
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Rochelle Potkar is a fictionist, poet, critic, curator, editor, translator, and screenwriter. Her most recent books are Bombay Hangover and The Coordinates of Us.
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Rohee Dholakia is an Educator based out of Ahmedabad. She is working with Tide Foundation as an Executive Director and is also a Life-skills Trainer for other NGOs. Her work has been previously published in an anthology titled Kontinental Tales. She is a member of “The Quarantine Train.”
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Roxy Arora is a dental surgeon and wrote her debut novel, Jihad In My Saffron Garden in 2016. The novel conveys the message of world peace, religious tolerance and it was traditionally published. She has lived in the United Kingdom and the Middle East as a child. She likes to portray the experiences of my life as artfully, as possible. She is married to a fellow dentist , and they have a twenty-year-old son. She loves to read fiction and creative non-fiction. She was born to a Hindu family, but now practices Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. She belongs to Jammu and Kashmir, and now resides in New Delhi, NCR.
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Ms. Ruby Hembrom is the founder and director of Adivaani (first voices), an archiving and publishing outfit of and by Adivasi (the indigenous peoples of India). A trained instructional designer, editor and book designer, Hembrom’s documentation initiative grew out of a need to claim Adivasi stake in historical and contemporary social, cultural and literary spaces and as peoples. She is the author of Adivaani’s Santal Creation Stories for children and the prize-winning Disaibon Hul, on the Santal Rebellion of 1855–57.
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Ruchira Gupta is an Emmy winning journalist and founder of the anti-sex trafficking NGO Apne Aap, that empowers women and girls to exit systems of prostitution. I Kick and I Fly is her debut fiction novel. She has been awarded the French Ordre National du Mérite, the Clinton Global Citizen Award, and the UN NGO CSW Woman of Distinction, among other honors, for her contribution to the establishment of the UN Trafficking Fund for Survivors, the passage of the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act and her grassroots activism with Apne Aap. She also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Smith College. She has co-written a book with Gloria Steinem, “As if Women Matter” and edited two anthologies, “River of Flesh” and “Renu’s letters to Birju Babu”. Ruchira has worked for the United Nations in Nepal, Thailand, Kosovo, Iran, and the USA. She occasionally teaches at the New York University’s Center for Global Affairs as a visiting faculty. Ruchira divides her time between New York and Forbesganj, her childhood home in the foothills of the Himalayas, where she furthers the work of Apne Aap and paints her mother’s garden.
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Rumi Samadhan is an independent curator, researcher and a visual artist, based between Mumbai and Kolhapur. Her research interests engage between Museum-studies, Regional studies and, Existential politics. Articulating Dalit Visual Art Practices for the Curatorial Intensive South Asia, 2019 CISA Fellowship, Khoj, she curated- ‘1927-The Mahad Satyagraha- ‘Erasure’ as a form of assertion’, a group show. Her recent co-curation, fundraiser ‘Broken Foot – Unfolding Inequalities’, responded to the critical 2020 migrant-labour crisis, where 60 artists’ collectively raised their voice in solidarity for the cause. She has recently contributed an essay on Public Art practices for the Serendipity Arts Festival, Projects/Processes 2022 edition. She has completed her PG in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and Curatorial Studies, from the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum [BDL], Mumbai.
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Ruth Sophia Padel FRSL FZS is a British poet, novelist and non-fiction author, in whose work “the journey is the stepping stone to lyrical reflections on the human condition”. She is known for her poetic explorations of migration, and of science; also for her involvement in music, wildlife conservation, and Greece, ancient and modern. She is Trustee for conservation charity New Networks for Nature and has served on the board of the Zoological Society of London. In 2013 she joined King’s College London, where she is Professor of Poetry.
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Ruth Vanita is the author, most recently, of two novels, Memory of Light (2022) and A Slight Angle (forthcoming 2024) and The Broken Rainbow: Poems and Translations (2023). Her books include The Dharma of Justice in the Sanskrit Epics: Debates on Gender, Varna and Species (OUP, 2022) and Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriages in Modern India (Penguin, 2005; updated 2023); Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema; Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry. She has translated several works of fiction and poetry from Hindi to English, most recently Mahadevi Varma’s My Family.
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S Ramakrishnan is a Sahitya Akademi award winning Tamil writer. He has written 9 novels, 20 collections of short stories, and 3 plays in fiction. He is also a translator and scholar who has written treatises on a variety of topics including painting, history, world literature and cinema. His short stories have been translated into English, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and French. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to the literary world over the last 25 years.
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Saaz Aggarwal has a Master’s degree in Mathematics, but over the years established herself as a writer and artist. Her body of work includes biographies, translations, critical reviews and humour columns, as well as themed painting collections and mixed-media installations. Her books on Sindh are in university libraries around the world, and much of her research contribution in the field of Sindh studies is easily accessible online, for example in the links sindhstories, sindhworkis, talks, and free downloads.
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Sahana Ahmed is a poet and novelist based in Gurugram, India. She is the author of Combat Skirts (2018) and the editor of Amity: peace poems (2022). She is the India Country Chair for World Peace at G100. For more information, please visit her website at www.sahanaahmed.com. She is on Twitter and Instagram at @schahm.
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Sampurna Chattarji is a writer, editor, translator and teacher with twenty-one publications to her credit. These include Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien (HarperCollins 2015, 2020), which she wrote while on residency at the University of Kent, Canterbury; Dirty Love (Penguin 2013), which is her short story collection about Bombay/Mumbai; and Wordygurdyboom! (Puffin Classics 2008), which is her translation of Sukumar Ray’s poetry and prose. Her translation of Joy Goswami’s prose poems After Death Comes Water (Harper Perennial, 2021) has been lauded as a recreation of the Bangla originals in ‘a living voice, as inventive and vivid as the English of Joyce’. Sampurna’s work as an editor includes Future Library (Red Hen Press 2022) an anthology of contemporary Indian writing released in the US. The most recent of her eleven poetry titles is Unmappable Moves, just out from Mumbai-based indie-press Poetrywala. She can be found on Instagram as @ShampooChats.
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Samreen Chhabra is a research fellow of Psychology, writer and theatre artist from Chandigarh, and is currently based at Delhi, India. Her work has appeared in The Wire, The Poetry Business UK, and the anthology ‘A Map Called Home’ among others.
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Samruddhi is an aspiring novelist and short story writer. She likes to explore gender and identity through her writing. Currently working on her first novel, she writes book reviews. Her short stories and literary reviews have been published in ‘The Inklette Magazine’ and ‘Verse of Silence’.
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Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay is a Bengali novelist. She has published nine novels and over fifty short stories since her debut, Shankini. A newspaper columnist and film critic, Sangeeta lives and works in Kolkata.
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Sanket Mhatre has been curating Crossover Poems ? a multilingual poetry recitation session featuring some of the most prominent Indian poets from multiple languages. Apart from this, he has also been featured at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Poets Translating Poets, Goa Arts & Literature Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, Vagdevi Litfest and Glass House Poetry Festival. His first book of cross-translated poems, Sarva Anshantun Apan / The Coordinates Of Us co-written with Rochelle Potkar has been released by Varnamudra Publications.
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Dr. Somrita Urni Ganguly is a professor, and an award-winning poet and literary translator. She was a Fulbright Doctoral Research Fellow at Brown University, and is an alumna of the University of East Anglia’s International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School. Somrita served as a judge for the PEN America Translation Prize, and an Expert Reader for the English PEN Translation Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant offered by the US federal government, and the National Translation Award (US). She is currently Head of the Department of English, Maharaja Manindra Chandra College, University of Calcutta, and co-founder of The Writing Programme. Her work has been showcased at the London Book Fair, and she has read in cities like Bloomington, Bombay, Boston, Calcutta, Cove, Delhi, Hyderabad, London, Miami, Providence, and Singapore. Somrita edited the first anthology of food poems, Quesadilla and Other Adventures (2019), and translated 3 Stories: Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (2021), Firesongs (2019), Shakuni (2019), and The Midnight Sun: Love Lyrics and Farewell Songs (2018), among other works.
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Sarita Jenamani is an India-born Austria-based poet, essayist, literary translator, anthologist, editor of a bilingual magazine for migrant literature – Words & Worlds – a human rights activist, a feminist and general secretary of PEN International’s Austrian chapter. Her poetry that has so far been published in three collections. English is the chief medium of her creative process. The other two languages she writes in are; Odia, the state language of the place of her origin Odisha and German, the language of her country of residence, Austria. She employs these languages for the translation. Jenamani has translated Rilke, Rose Ausländer, both leading Austrian poets, from German in Odia and Hindi respectively. She has edited an anthology of contemporary Austrian poetry from German into Odia. She has received many literary fellowships in Germany and in Austria including those of the prestigious organisations of ‘Heinrich Boll Foundation and ‘Kunstlerdorf Schoppingen’.
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Sarveswari Saikrishna is a short story writer and a Kolam Writer’s Workshop Alumni. Her stories are published in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Out Of Print, Gulmohur Quarterly, Meanpeppervine, and TMYS. If not sulking, she can be found actively imagining a world where she would be winning awards for the book she is yet to write.
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Satyen Khashu, lives in Pune and offers training programmes. He also offers Listening Circles on various subjects, mostly Death, Dying & what really matters in the End ? and workshops on Listening & Leadership. Satyen has studied International Strategic Communications at Columbia University. He is an MBA in Marketing from Pune University. He has over 25 years of work experience in India and Europe in Marketing Communication, Environment Learning & Sales. Satyen writes, composes & sings songs in Hindi & Kashmiri. Contact – Satyen.khashu@gmail.com
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Savita Singh is a political theorist and a feminist poet from Delhi. She writes in Hindi and English, and has three collections to her name, Apne Jaisa Jeevan (2001, Rajkamal Prakashan), Neend Thi Aur Raat Thi (2005, Rajkamal Prakashan), Swapna Samay (2013, Rajkamal Prakashan). She has a collection of fifty poems, Nayi Sadi Ke liye Pachas Kavitayen (2012, Vani Prakashan). Her work has been translated into French, a collection of assorted poems, Je Suis La Maison Des Etoiles (Dastaan, 2008). She co-edited an anthology in the world women genre, Seven Leaves, One Autumn (2011, Rajkamal Prakashan). Her poetry has been translated also into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Catalonian, among others. She has a collection of poems translated into Odia, Jeur rasta mora nijara (2013, Timepass Publication). Savita Singh was awarded the Hindi Academy Award (2017), Raza Foundation Award (2006), Mahadevi Varma Award (2017) and Eunice de Souza Award for poetry 9Languages) (2020). Her poems have appeared in national and international journals, widely. She works in the area of gender studies and has written on Feminist theories of state, economy and literature. She is a professor in the School of Gender and Development Studies, at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
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Scherezade Siobhan is a psychologist, writer and a community catalyst who founded The Mira Project and runs The Talking Compass?—?a therapeutic space dedicated to providing mental counseling services and decolonizing mental health care. She is an award-winning author of “Bone Tongue” (Thought Catalog Books, 2015), “Father, Husband” (Salopress, 2016) and “The Blues Kali” (Forthcoming, Lithic Press). Find her @zaharaesque on twitter. Send her chocolate and puppies?—?nihilistwaffles@gmail.com. Tweet at her @zaharaesque.
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Sekhar Banerjee is a Pushcart Award nominated poet. The Fern-gatherers? Association (Red River, 2021) is his latest collection of poems. He has been published in Indian Literature, The Bitter Oleander, Ink Sweat and Tears, Muse India, Kitaab, Better Than Starbucks, Verse-Virtual, Panoply, Muse India, Bengaluru Review, Cafe Dissensus, RIC Journal,Thimble Literary Magazine, The Tiger Moth Review, The Alipore Post and elsewhere. He has a monograph on an Indo-Nepal border tribe to his credit. He lives in Kolkata, India.
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Semeen Ali is the author of four books of poetry and has edited a few poetry anthologies with national and international publishers. She reviews books for leading Indian journals as well as is the Fiction and Poetry editor at Muse India.
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Sena Chang is a musician, poet, and artist. In addition to writing poetry related mainly to her Asian heritage and Kafkaesque scenarios, Chang is the founder of The Pandemic of ‘20 Project. There, she seeks to give a voice to Tokyo’s youth through creative writing and other mediums of art. Her most recent works have appeared or are forthcoming in Raised Brow Press and The International Educator, amongst others.
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Seth Michelson is an award-winning poet, translator, and professor of poetry. He has published seventeen books of original poetry in English and Spanish, poetry in translation, and a bilingual Spanish-English poetry anthology. He is frequently featured at poetry festivals, book fairs, and universities around the world, and his work has been translated into many languages, including Hindi, Italian, Malayalam, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietnamese. His many honors include fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, and the Lenfest Foundation, as well as prizes from Split This Rock, the International Book Awards, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the American Studies Association. He teaches the poetry of the hemispheric Americas at Washington and Lee University (USA), where he founded and directs the Center for Poetic Research. As a translator he focuses on poetry from underrepresented voices in Latin America. For example, he published the first-ever single-author book of poetry by a female Mapuche poet from territorial Argentina. He likewise edited and translated the groundbreaking bilingual poetry anthology, Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention. It showcases poetry from workshops that he led in Spanish for three years inside the most restrictive maximum-security immigration detention center in the USA for undocumented, unaccompanied youth. All proceeds from its sale go to a legal defense fund for incarcerated undocumented children. He welcomes contact at sethmichelson@gmail.com.
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Shabnam Mirchandani is a follower of her own questing spirit which finds expression in an epistolary network of fellow writers, spiritual aspirants, birders, artists, naturalists, musicians, and other souls lost and found. She enjoys exploratory delving into palimpsests which host stories, journeys, histories and silences. Mutual mentoring, deep listening, and affective reinforcement have yielded a richly interactive space between creators and their creations within her adventurous platform of long form letters. Shabnam’s approach to her essayistic reviews of literary works is often haptic in its flavour, involving pottery, painting, singing, and writing.
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Shah Tazrian Ashrafi is a writer from Bangladesh. His debut book, The Hippo Girl, is forthcoming from Hachette India in February 2024. His works have appeared and are forthcoming in Shenandoah Magazine, Mekong Review, Himal Southasian, The Caravan, TRT World, The Diplomat, and The Daily Star, among other places. He is currently at work on his debut novel.
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Shahaduz Zaman is a reputed writer in Bengali literature. He is a medical anthropologist and a trained physician. He published over 30 books in different genres such as short stories, novels, travelogues, columns, and essays on contemporary issues. He won the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 2016 in the fiction category, the highest national award for literature in Bangladesh. Shahaduz Zaman was born in 1960 in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to UK in 2009. He currently lives in UK and works as a Professor in Medical Anthropology and Global Health at University of Sussex.
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Architect and poet, Shahzeb Athar is currently studying Architectural and Cultural Heritage at Dessau, far away from his Beloved Delhi. When not working on his thesis, he is planning (read daydreaming about) walks in Delhi, or waxing poetic about whatever seemingly insignificant thing he lays eyes upon. He refers to himself as a Graveyard of Memories, but when asked to describe himself resorts to Ghalib couplets.
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Shalim M Hussain is a writer, translator and academic based in Assam. His books include Betel Nut City (2019), a poetry collection that won the R L Poetry Award 2017, Post-Colonial Poems (2019), a translation of Kamal Kumar Tanti’s Sahitya Akademic winning poetry anthology and Asimot Jar Heral Sima (2020). His poetry, short stories, essays and translations have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of Indian Poets (2022), Sahitya Akademi Modern English Poetry By Younger Indians (2019), and Penguin Complete Short Stories of Premchand (2018) among others. He has held the Charles Wallace India Trust Creative Writing and Translation Fellowship (2020-21) and been awarded the Pen Translates Award (2021) by English PEN.
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Shamayita Sen is a Delhi based poet and PhD research scholar (Department of English, University of Delhi). She is the author/editor of three poetry collections, most recently of My Body is Not a Vessel (Hawakal, 2022). Her research articles, book reviews, and poetry has appeared in various national and international avenues. She is the National Vice-President of Literary Arts Council, WICCI.
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Shankar Mony lives in Pune, India. He is one of the organizers of Pune Writers’ Group, a creative community serving over 2000 writers. He is working on a novel and a memoir, both in different stages of incompletion. He has an affinity for the Russian writers, V. S. Naipaul and the short fiction of William Trevor and Tobias Wolff.
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Shanta Acharya DPhil (Oxon), born in Cuttack, Odisha, won a scholarship to Oxford, where she was awarded a doctoral degree in English. She was a visiting scholar at Harvard University before joining an American investment bank in London. A poet, novelist, scholar and reviewer, her poems have been published internationally. Author of twelve books, her latest poetry collections are What Survives Is The Singing (2020) and Imagine: New and Selected Poems (2017). www.shanta-acharya.com
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Sharif D. Rangnekar is a writer, curator, workplace inclusion consultant and singer-songwriter. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book Straight to Normal: My Life as a Gay Man, as well as the director of the award-winning Rainbow Lit Fest—Queer & Inclusive. A TEDx speaker, Sharif has addressed numerous global and local forums on communications, inclusion and multiculturalism hosted by the Canadian High Commission, the British High Commission, Public Relations Organisation International, International Communications Consultancy Organisation, the American Centre and corporations such as J&J, Microsoft and Cognizant. The creator and frontman of Friends of Linger, his band’s track, ‘Head Held High’ is considered to be India’s first dedication to the LGBT+ community. Sharif also belongs to one of India’s most diverse indie bands, The Original Knock Offs, that has artists from across the world. A believer that communications through discussions, talks, art, literature and music are key to influencing change, he brings together over 30 years of experience in the fields of journalism, research, PR and image management in all he does. He has worked with organizations such as The Pioneer and The Economic Times in the media, and was the CEO and, later, chairman of Integral PR. Sharif is an advisor to the Global PR Trust focussing on social change and has chaired several juries such as those of the SABRE Awards and the Fulcrum Awards
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Shastri Akella’s debut novel “The Sea Elephants” is forthcoming from Macmillan (USA, Canada) and Penguin (India). He was a writing resident at the Fine Arts Works Center (2021) and the Oak Springs Garden Foundation (2023). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing and PhD. in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His writing has appeared in Guernica, Fairy Tale Review, CRAFT, The Masters Review, Electric Literature, World Literature Review, and elsewhere. He’s an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.
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Shikha S. Lamba is a jewellery designer and poet living in Hong Kong. She is also the co-editor of an online magazine, Coffee and Conversations. Shikha has contributed poetry and articles for various publications in Hong Kong, US and India over the years. Passionate about raising awareness about women’s health and mental health issues through her writing, her poems often touch on themes of feminism and social injustice.
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Shikhandin is the nom de plume of an Indian writer who writes for adults and children. Her published books, as Shikhandin, include “Immoderate Men” (Speaking Tiger), and “Vibhuti Cat” (Duckbill-Penguin-RHI). Contributor to Magic Stories for Eight Year Olds by Penguin RHI, and Flipped: An Anthology of School and Sports Stories by Harper Collins. She has been honoured with many national and international awards.
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Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal is a bilingual poet from Singapore. She is a Pushcart 2021 nominee (Shot Glass Journal ) and recently released her second poetry collection ?Between Sips of Masala Chai?(Kitaab International, 2019). Her poems have been featured in QLRS? , Yearbook of English Indian Poetry-2021, OF ZOOS?, ‘atelier of Healing’, Shot Glass Journal, Taj Mahal Review, Anima Methodi , Asingbol, Unmasked- Reflections on Virus Times? amongst other anthologies and journals. Some of her poems written in Hindi have been translated into Spanish. She has read poetry in Malaysia, Mumbai, Australia and USA.
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Shinjini Kumar is an ex banker and startup founder. She lives in Mumbai and Mukteshwar. Her short stories are about quirks of the human condition.
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Shobhana Kumar has two collections of poetry: The Voices Never Stop (2012) and *Conditions Apply (2014), from Writers Workshop, Kolkata. Her work has been anthologised in journals and books of poetry and Japanese short forms. Her poem, ‘Just Married’ was selected and translated by Gulzar in his monumental work, A Poem a Day, published by HarperCollins, in 2020. She has authored six books of non- fiction covering biographies, corporate, industrial, and educational histories. Her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in a few anthologies. Kumar is Poetry Editor of Sonic Boom Journal and its imprint, Yavanika Press. She is co-curator at The Quarantine Train, a writing collective founded by Arjun Rajendran. Here, she is part of the team that envisions the collective’s long-term goal of building a nurturing, warm community for writers, aspiring and established. She also works in the spaces of corporate communication, branding and advertising, and education. Along with a group of friends, she runs Small Differences, an NGO that works with elderly, abandoned people, the transgender community and extremely vulnerable populations.
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Siddharth Dasgupta writes poetry and fiction from lost hometowns and cities inflicted with an existential throb. His fourth book—A Moveable East—has arrived in March ’21 via the independent publisher Red River. Siddharth’s literature has appeared in Epiphany, Lunch Ticket, The Bosphorus Review, The Aleph Review, Kyoto Journal, nether Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in the city of Poona, where he is currently finessing a novel mired in the act of memory, while trying to corral a few rowdy poems into collections.
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Smitha Sehgal is a lawyer-poet. She writes poetry in two languages-English and Malayalam. Her poems, fiction and book reviews have featured in contemporary literary publications as Reading Hour, Brown Critique, Kritya, Muse India, The Wagon Magazine, Usawa Literary Review, Parcham, Madras Courier, Water Video Mag, Poetica Review UK (upcoming autumn issue), EKL Review, The Criterion, Kalakaumudi, Samakalika Malayalam, Kalapoorna, ShadowKraft, Da Cheung (Korean Literary Journal) and anthologies including “40 Under 40: An Anthology of Post-Globalisation Poetry” , “Witness -Red River Book of Poetry of Dissent.
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SONAKSHI SRIVASTAVA is a writing tutor at Ashoka University, Sonepat, India. She is one of the recipients of South Asia Speaks mentorship programme (cohort 2021), working on translating the Hindi novel, “Titli” into English under the mentorship of Arunava Sinha. She was the contributing translator columnist at “The Bilingual Window’. She was longlisted for The Stinging Fly Translation Bursary 2022, and was awarded the Katharine Bakeless Nason scholarship for the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference 2023. Her works have previously appeared in or are appearing in Usawa, Proseterity, The Monograph, Alipore Post, Hakara, potluck zine, orangepeel mag, Qissa mag, and Rhodora among others., luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
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Sonali Bhagchandani is a writer and curator based in Mumbai, India. She obtained an MA in History from Goldsmiths, University of London (2021) and a BA in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College (2016). Her research explores the intersections of narrative strategy, emotion, and memory through the material history that consolidates ‘postcolonial’ India.
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Sonia is an accidental poet and short story writer based in Delhi. Her writings have appeared and are forthcoming in The Kali Project, Write in Power, Amity, Kitaab, Tell Me Your Story, Recipe for a Perfect Marriage, A Body of Memories, The Hooghly Review & Flash Flood Journal among others. An ex-educator, copyeditor and nature enthusiast, she dreams of owning a book café in the hills. Discover her writing on A Hundred Quills or follow on Twitter SoniaDogra16
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Sonnet Mondal is an Indian poet, editor, and author of An Afternoon in my Mind (Copper Coin, 2022), Karmic Chanting (Copper Coin, 2018), and Ink & Line (Dhauli Books, 2018). Founder director of Chair Poetry Evenings – Kolkata’s International Poetry Festival, Mondal serves as the managing editor of Verseville. His recent works have appeared in the Harper’s Bazaar, Virginia Quarterly Review, Words Without Borders, Singing in the Dark (Penguin Random House), Luvina magazine (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), La Otra (University of Mexico), Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi), Short Edition-Michigan State University Libraries, Kyoto Journal, Potomac Review, Poetry Salzburg Review (University of Salzburg), Mascara Literary Review, and Honest Ulsterman among others. Editor of the Indian section of Lyrikline, Haus Fur Poesie, Berlin, he has been a guest editor of Words Without Borders, Poetry at Sangam and Radar Magazine. His works have been translated into Hindi, Bengali, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Slovak, Macedonian, French, Russian, Slovenian, Hungarian, and Arabic.
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Sophia Naz is a bilingual poet, essayist, author, editor and translator. he has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, in 2016 for creative nonfiction and in 2018 for poetry. Her work features in numerous literary journals, including Poetry International Rotterdam, The Adirondack Review, The Wire, Chicago Quarterly Review, Blaze Vox, Scroll, The Daily O, Cafe Dissensus, Guftugu, Pratik, Gallerie International, Coldnoon, VAYAVYA, The Bangalore Review, Madras Courier, etc. Her Urdu/Hindi poetry appears in the anthology Raushniyan(2018). Her poetry collections are Peripheries (2015) Pointillism (2017) and Date Palms (2017). Naz is a regular contributor to Dawn, Poetry Editor and columnist at The Sunflower Collective, editor of the journal City, as well as the founder of rekhti.org, a site dedicated to contemporary Urdu poetry by women. Shehnaz, a biography on her mother's life is forthcoming from Penguin Random House in 2019. www.trancelucence.net.
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A poet, editor and copywriter based in Kolkata, writing enables Srabani to be in a constant dialogue with the world around her. She graduated from Jadavpur University in 2019. Her works have been published on LiveWire, Kalavaram, The Kali Project, Walled City Journal and other literary spaces. You can find her weaving words on Instagram @paperbird.me.
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Sreelekha Chatterjee’s short stories have been published in various magazines and journals like Borderless, The Green Shoe Sanctuary, Storizen, Indian Periodical, The Chakkar, Femina, Indian Short Fiction, eFiction India, The Criterion, The Literary Voyage, Writer’s Ezine, and Estuary, and have been included in numerous print and online anthologies such as Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul series (Westland Ltd, India), Wisdom of Our Mothers (Familia Books, USA), and several others. She lives in New Delhi, India. You can connect with her on Facebook at Sreelekha Chatterje , on Twitter @sreelekha001, and Instagram @sreelekha2023.
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Srila Roy is a professor in sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where she teaches and researches gender and sexuality in the Global South. Her latest book is Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India.
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Srilagna is based in Kolkata and completed her education at the Department of History, Jadavpur University. She is currently pursuing a second masters in Migration and Diasporic Studies, while simultaneously working as an archivist and researcher in an art gallery. She is an avid reader and animal lover.
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Srinidhi Prahlad co-founded Beneath-a-tree, an inclusive education and technology consultancy, and has worked to curate an interactive museum and archive at the intersection of STEM, gender and the arts. Srinidhi has written on queerness, neuro divergence, history and science. They enjoy spoken word poetry, conversations and solo travel.
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Subhana is a writer and poet. Her work has featured in The Partition museum Amritsar, Museum of material memory, Kintsugi flash fiction Volume 1 (Edited by Abha Iyenger). Her poem ‘The Wilderness in me’ was listed in the Belgavi poetry festival 2022. She has authored a collection of poems titled ‘Pebbles on the beach’. The poems delve into the mystical and soul searching journey of the poet. She writes short stories that are both non- fiction and fiction. She is also an amateur photographer and naturalist. She loves seeing birds through the lens. She lives in Mumbai.
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Sucharita Dutta-Asane is author and independent book editor. At present she edits the online literary journal Kitaab (www.kitaab.org). In 2018 she published her collection Cast Out and Other Stories. She was the recipient of the inaugural Dastaan Award, 2013, for her short story Rear View. In 2008, she received the Oxford Bookstores debuting writers’ (second) award for her collection The Jungle Stories. Her short stories have appeared in various national and international anthologies including Juggernaut Books, the Africa-Asia anthology Behind the Shadows (2012); Zubaan Books’ Breaking the Bow, (2012); Unisun Publications’ anthology Vanilla Desires; APK Publishers’ anthology of short stories by Indian women writers titled Ripples. Her stories and book reviews have also appeared in online literary journals including Dwarts (Nigeria), Bhashabandhan Literary Review, The Four Quarters Magazine (TFQM), Café Dissensus, The Bangalore Review (TBR), the Out of Print Blog, Earthen Lamp Journal, Open Road Review, and Asian Cha among others.)
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Suchi Govindarajan works as a technical writer and pretends to be a photographer. In her spare time, she enjoys writing humour pieces and poetry. She hates brinjals. You can read her work at http://www.suchiswriting.com. She also posts as @suchiswriting on Instagram.
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Suchita Parikh-Mundul is a writer and copy editor. Her poems have appeared in literary magazines like Narrow Road, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Yugen Quest Review, Outlook India, Muse India, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, and anthologies such as Amity: peace poems (ed. Sahana Ahmed, Hawakal, 2022), The Well-Earned (ed. Kiriti Sengupta, Hawakal, 2022), and international compilations. Her articles have appeared in print magazines as well as websites.
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Suchitra Ramachandran is a bilingual writer and translator. The Abyss, her debut book-length translation of Jeyamohan’s Tamil novel was published this year to critical acclaim. She won the 2017 Asymptote Close Approximations Fiction Prize for Periyamma’s Words, a short story by the same author.
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Sudeshna Rana is a writer, poet, and editor with an MA in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Her work appears in the Narrow Road Journal, Feminism in India, Cocoa & Jasmine Magazine, and Red River Publishing. Her piece on female friendship will appear in an anthology published by Yoda Press. A recipient of the South Asia Speaks 2022 fellowship, she is currently writing an ecofeminist account of Dhanbad, the coal capital of India.
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Sukla Sinha teaches at a school in Tripura. She translates from English to Bengali and vice-versa. Her writings have appeared in Muse India, The Sunflower Collective, Café Dissensus, Newfrontiers, Aainanagar and elsewhere. She was featured in Kirat-Contemporary Poetry in English from Tripura (2018) and An Unsuitable Woman (2017). Her book of short stories (Bengali) was published in 2020. She can be reached at shukla.singha85@gmail.com.
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Sukrita Paul Kumar A well-known poet and critic, Sukrita Paul Kumar (born in Kenya) was an invited poet and Fellow at the prestigious International Writing Programme, Iowa, USA. Former Fellow of IIAS (Shimla), and honorary faculty at Durrell Centre at Corfu, Greece, she has published several collections of poetry, translations, critical works and has held exhibitions of her paintings. She held the Aruna Asaf Ali Chair at the University of Delhi.
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Sumit is a Pune-based web developer and writer. He has founded the web portals ‘Webisoda’ and ‘BrownPant’. He writes poems and short stories and has had them published in The Yearbook of Indian Poetry 2020-21, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Alipore Post, Unlost Journal, Gulmohur Quarterly. He is an organiser with the Pune Writers’ Group and is currently working on a science-fiction novel
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Suneetha Balakrishnan A Creative Writing Trainer certified by the British Council, she is a journalist, translator, editor, and writer; working in English and Malayalam, and across genres. She has written for The Guardian, The Hindu Literary Review, The Business Standard, The Caravan, The Mathrubhumi, and Indian Literature. She is a committed bibliophage and lives in Thiruvananthapuram, her hometown. Write to her at suneetha@usawa.in
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Sunil Sharma is a Toronto-based author-academic-editor who has published 23 creative and critical books— joint and solo. He is, among others, a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award—2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015.
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Susmita Bhattacharya is an Indian-born writer. Her debut novel, The Normal State of Mind (Parthian, 2015), was long listed at the 2018 Mumbai Film Festival. Her short story collection, Table Manners (Dahlia Publishing, 2018), won the 2019 Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection and was featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Her poems have been featured on Mechanic’s Institute Review, Janus Literary Journal, No News Poetry Anthology etc. She is a creative writing lecturer in the UK.
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Tabish Nawaz teaches Environmental Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. He has recently published his first short story collection Opening Clouds, Fermented Rain (Hawakal). His poems, essays and short stories have been published in The Critical Flame, Shimmer Spring Anthology, Ethos Literary Journal, The Punch Magazine, The Conversation, Indian Review, The Bangalore Review, Flash Fiction Magazine among other venues.
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Takbeer salati was born and raised in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. She has submitted her PhD which emerges from the everyday politics of South Asia especially through Saadat Hassan Manto at School of language, linguistics and Indology (Manuu hyderabad). She writes short stories and fiction which are influenced by the daily struggle of life in Kashmir. Her various short stories are published in Samyukta fiction, Muse India, Cafe Dissensus, Life and Legends, The Bombay Literary Magazine et al.
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Tanuj Solanki’s first novel, Neon Noon, was shortlisted for the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award. In 2019, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for his second book, Diwali in Muzaffarnagar. Tanuj’s short fiction has been published in the Caravan, Hindu Business Line, DNA, Out of Print, and several other publications. He lives in Gurugram with his wife.
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Afzal Ahmed Syed is a contemporary Urdu poet and translator, known for his mastery of both classical and modern Urdu poetic expression. He is the author of the modern nazm collections (An Arrogated Past, 1984), (Death Sentence in Two Languages, 1990), and (Rococo and Other Worlds, 2000). Another collection of classical ghazals is titled (The Dark Pavilion, 1988). Syed has translated a wide and important body of works by contemporary poets, playwrights and novelists. He was the one of the first Urdu translators of Gabriel García Márquez and Jean Genet. His work has been widely published in leading Urdu literary periodicals such as Shabkhoon, Aaj, and Dunyazad. He currently teaches at Habib University.
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Tanvi is a 22-year old writer and dancer from Pune, India. She published ‘Small Wild Epiphanies’- a collection of her prose and poetry a little over three years ago, and her work can be found in Jamais Vu Magazine, The Local Stew, Sutradhar India, and Irshaad Poetry, among others. She looks up to poets like Mary Oliver, Ada Limon, and Louise Glück in her desire to use the written word as a way to navigate chronic illness, intergenerational socioemotional and cultural patterns, and her own individual voice. In her free time, she can be seen reading, painting, cooking, or practicing falling in love with the world.
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Tejaswinee Roychowdhury is an emerging writer from West Bengal, India. She loves working across multiple genres and her work is published/forthcoming in Third Lane Magazine, Kitaab, The World Of Myth Magazine, Indian Periodical, and elsewhere. She is also a lawyer having an LL.M. in Business Law from the University of Calcutta. She tweets at @TejaswineeRC.
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A nutritionist by profession,Teji Sethi transitioned from micronutrients to micro poetry. A poet at heart, she’s charmed by the beauty and musicality in nature. Teji’s bilingual poems in free verse, haikai verse, and works of art have found a home in numerous national and international venues. She believes that a rich tapestry of experiences lives within us as stories and these stories define us, connect us and outlive us when we are gone! She is the founder editor of Triya, a bilingual space for haiku, tanka and micro poems. www.thetriyamag.org, insta: tejisethi13 poetry books: kapaas ke phool, uncharted roads, moss laden walls.
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Recipient of the Deepankar Khiwani Memorial Prize 2022, Tuhin Bhowal’s poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in Bad Lilies, Poetry at Sangam, Oxford Anthology of Translation 2022, adda, Poetry City USA, Ovenbird Poetry, Parentheses Journal, South Florida Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Tuhin lives alone in Bangalore, India and tweets @tuhintranslates.
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Uma Gowrishankar is a writer and artist from Chennai, South India. Her poems have appeared in online and print journals that include Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020, Poetry at Sangam, City: A Journal Of South Asian Literature, Qarrtsiluni, Vayavya, Hibiscus: Poems that Heal and Empower, Shimmer Spring, Buddhist Poetry Review, Silver Birch Press, The Well-Earned, Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, Curio Poetry. Her full-length collection of poetry ‘Birthing History’ was published by Leaky Boot Press.
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Urmila is a Gender Consultant. She holds a Masters’ degree in Law. Her work brings her closer to the issues women face. She recently started exploring her creative world through writing, among other things. Both short story and poem is her expression of the inner world. She is a tri-lingual poet, writing in Hindi, English and Marathi. She now publishes under the name Urmila. Her recent published work include: Narrow Road; Short Story: “The company we keep” by Urmila Bendre; Page 49;https://neha-paranjpe.medium.com/; Aulos: An Anthology of English Poetry; 2 Poems by Urmila Bendre (Page 158-159); https://www.amazon.com/Aulos-Anthology-Mr-Sabuj-Sarkar/dp/B08C4524ZK The Indie Blu(e) Publications https/indieblu.net; The Kali Project ; 3 Poems by Urmila (Page 548-552); https://indieblu.net/2021/01/20/the-kali-project-is-published/ The EKL Review Vol 3; Prose (Short Story) “The Veneer” by Urmila Bendre https://eklreview.com/the-veneer/
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Urna Bose is an award-winning advertising professional, writer, poet, editor and reviewer. She won ‘The Enchanting Editor Award 2019’, from the Telangana Poetry Forum, the ‘Women Empowered–Scintillating Creative Impactful – Feminine Power Inspiration Award 2020’, and the prestigious Nissim International Prize for Poetry, 2021. As the Deputy Editor for Different Truths, she also devotes her time to the ‘Poet 2 Poet’ column.
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Usha Priyamvada is among the leading figures of modern Indian literature. She was born in 1930 in Kanpur, and studied at Allahabad University.After teaching at Lady Shri Ram College and Allahabad University, she won a Fulbright fellowship to study comparative literature at the University of Indiana. Following that, she was hired at the University ofWisconsin, where she went on to teach for decades until her retirement in 2002. She has published seven novels, a study of Surdas, and numerous short stories.
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Ustat Kaur Sethi is a student of Cambridge International Examinations (Advanced Levels) at The National Academy For Learning, Bangalore. She is the recipient of the Young Writers Award at the National Katha Festival, 2018. Her haiku was conferred with the Tejas Award inApril 2019 in the Cattails — A journal of the United Haiku and Tanka Society.
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Vaikhari Aryat is a queer Dalit feminist from Kottayam, Kerala, currently pursuing PhD in Polit- ical Science at the University of Hyderabad. She writes on gender and caste issues, queer rights and issues, intersectionality and student rights. An active participant in student agitations in India in recent times, her narratives from the Rohith Vemula movement drew the attention of Amnesty International to the human rights violations at the University of Hyderabad. Vaikhari won the first Maktoob Media Award for her article on the role of caste in the rape and murder of a Dalit girl from Perumbavoor.
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Varsha Tiwary finds her material and insights from being on the other side of the table – that the act of writing confers. All fodder for more stories. Her works are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Gargoyle and Caitlin Press.
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Vasudha Rungta is an Executive Producer and Director. She is the founder of ‘Melting Clock’ ; a production house that produces tv commercials, digital video content, music videos, documentaries, etc. She has been part of international feature film and video collaborations and to her privilege, worked with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner’s company, Plan B Entertainment on a feature called ‘A Mighty Heart’ that tells the story of American Journalist ‘Daniel Pearl’, with eminent screenwriter/ actor, Dan Futterman. She has extensively worked in advertising for 15+ years and has recently directed animated videos on topics of social class prejudice, class/caste discrimination and the current Covid scenario. She is a creative writer by passion and is slowly reaching her goals of transforming this passion into a more professional arena. Her submission ‘Kites’ embodies class prejudice and the second submission ‘An Arranged Marriage Diary’ is a more colloquial inspection of the Indian Arranged marriage landscape today with its casteism, beauty myths and narrow minded prejudices.
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Vasvi Kejriwal was born in Kolkata and graduated from the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London in 2019. She is a previous winner of the RATTLE Ekphrastic Challenge. Her poems have appeared in Mekong Review, The Alipore Post and the Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English. Her writing has also been commended by Radiant Peace Foundation International.
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Vibha Rani is a writer, playwright, translator, folk art performer of Mithila and a film and theatre actor, working primarily in Hindi and Maithili. Along with her latest Hindi novel ‘Kandur- Kadai’ and an award-winning Maithili novel ‘Kaniyan Ek Ghungharua Wali’, Vibha has written over thirty-seven books, twenty plays, including solo and group plays, out of which four plays have won various awards, two films, one TV serial and given her voice to films as a singer and written lyrics for the films. She is a veteran artist of Solo Theatre and gave a new height to SOLO PERFORMANCES. Vibha has acted in the films ‘Laal Kaptaan’, ‘Unwanted’, ‘Monsoon Football’, ‘Shamshera’, Web series ‘Maharani’, TV serial ‘Eklavya’. Vibha has put forth her immense efforts to revive the culture and tradition of Mithila by performing ‘Gaali Geet-teasing songs of Mithila’, storytelling of the folk tales of Mithila under the title of ‘Khissa Kahe Khisni’ and documenting the folk tales and folk personalities, such as ‘Gonu Jha’ and ‘Snehlata’ of Mithila. While inter-traveling from one genre to another, Vibha is singing Vidyapati in different ragas and Faiz and other poets in Vidyapati ragas. In 2001, she has started AVITOKO, a socio-cultural organisation to serve the ‘Special’ people through Art & Theatre and in 2014, she extended one channel of AVITOKO as ‘AVITOKO Room Theatre’ bringing theatre to each one’s reach. Along with ‘Nemichandra Jain Playwriting Award, 2020’ for her Hindi play ‘Pregnant Father’ and ‘Laxmi- Hari Samman, 2022’ for her Maithili novel, Vibha has won more than thirty awards for her contribution in the field of literature, theatre and social work. She is continuously working for Cancer Awareness programs through her bilingual poetry collections ‘Samrath/CAN’ and ‘Kyunki Zid hai/I Must’, Play ‘Popcorn Breasts’, lectures and workshops. POSH Enabler Vibha conducts POSH Awareness Programs for the employees of various organisations. Conducting Corporate training through theatre is her another speciality. Vibha lives in Mumbai and can be reached on vibhaaraani@gmail.com/
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Vidhan’s personal story is about the two worlds he has lived in – growing up in small town Madhya Pradesh, and global citizenship in his day life. Most of his stories germinate from sitting with his lawyer dad and snooping tidbits from the simple and complex lives of his clients. Others are born from eavesdropping over-hearing conversations on flights, lounges and hotels. Vidhan graduated from IIM Calcutta, despite admitting during his admission interview that he wants to be a writer (tip: don’t try that). He calls Bangalore home and longs to go gathering stories in small town India.
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Vidya Shankar, an English Language teacher and a ‘book’ in the Human Library, has been widely published in reputed literary platforms. She is the author of two poetry books, has edited four anthologies and loves exploring various poetry forms and experimenting with new writing techniques. Featured in a unique coffee table book, ‘50 Inspiring Women boys and girls should read about, Chennai Edition’, Vidya finds meaning to her life through yoga and mandalas. Facebook: Vidya Shankar Instagram: @vidya.shankar.author
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Vineetha Mekkoth is a poet, writer, translator, editor, reviewer from Calicut, Kerala. She has published poems in various national and international anthologies and has also translated for the Kerala Sahitya Academy from 2014-15. Her debut poetry collection, ‘Ashtavakra and Other Poems’ was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi. Her translation of Malayalam poems by the contemporary poet Girija Pathekkara, titled ‘Penpiravi: Birth of A Woman’ was published in October, 2021 by Authorspress, New Delhi. Email: vini4m@yahoo.com
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Vinita Agrawal Author of four books of poetry, – Two Full Moons (Bombaykala Books), Words Not Spoken (Brown Critique), The Longest Pleasure (Finishing Line Press) and The Silk Of Hunger (AuthorsPress), Vinita is an award winning poet, editor, translator and curator. Joint Recipient of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2018 and winner of the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Award for Literary Excellence, USA, 2015. She is Poetry Editor with Usawa Literary Review. Her work has been widely published and anthologised. Her poem won a prize for the Moon Anthology on the Moon by TallGrass Writers Guild, Chicago 2017. More recently her poem won a special mention in the Hawker Prize for best South Asian poetry. She has contributed a monthly column on Asian Poets on the literary blog of the Hamline university, Saint Paul, USA in 2016-17. In September 2020, she edited an anthology on climate change titled Open Your Eyes (pub. Hawakal). She judged the RLFPA poetry contest (International Prize) in 2016 and co judged the Asian Cha’s poetry contest on The Other Side ‘ in 2015. She is on the Advisory Board of the Tagore Literary Prize. She has curated literary events for PEN Mumbai. She can be reached at www.vinitawords.com.
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Vinky Mittal is a writing tutor at the Centre for Writing and Communication at Ashoka University, India. She recently completed her MPhil at the Department of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi.
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Vishwanath Chintamani Bedekar (1906-1998), who used Vishram Bedekar as his professional name, was a prominent and immensely popular Marathi writer, playwright and film-maker. His first and only novel, Ranaangan, was published in 1939 and created a sensation in the literary circles of the time.Among the several plays he wrote are Bramhakumari, Naro Va Kunjaro Va, Vaje Paul Apule and Tilak ani Agarkar. In 1984, he published his autobiography, Ek Zhaad Ani Don Pakshi (A Tree and Two Birds), which won the a Sahitya Akademi Award the following year.A trained cinematographer, Bedekar also directed over fifteen films in Hindi and Marathi.
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Vivekanand Selvaraj writes in English and Tamil. His work has appeared in Spittoon monthly, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Nether Quarterly ( Revival issue), Bengaluru Review, Poetry at Sangam, Aainanagar, Sonic Boom, Vayavya and The Freedom Review. He is also an amateur theatre enthusiast, having written and staged quite a few of them. He is a diplomat currently stationed at Beijing (as First Secretary in Embassy of India ) The book was published in August 2022. Published by Paperwall Publishing
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Vrinda Baliga is the author of the short story collections ‘Name, Place, Animal, Thing’ and ‘Arrivals and Departures’. Her work has appeared in And Lately, The Sun (Calyx Press, Australia, 2020), The Best Asian Short Stories 2019 (Kitaab International, Singapore), The Best Asian Speculative Fiction 2018 (Kitaab International, Singapore), Asia Literary Review, Himal Southasian, The Indian Quarterly, The Bombay Review, New Asian Writing, Commonwealth Writers adda, among others. She has won prizes/honourable mentions in the Salamander Fiction Prize 2021, The Written Circle Short Story Competition 2021, Bengaluru Review Short Story Competition 2020, Katha Fiction Contest 2017, and the FON South Asia Short Story Competition 2016, and received residency fellowships from Sangam House, India, and The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, California. Vrinda lives in Hyderabad, India, with her husband and two children.
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Warren Jeremy Rourke is editor-in-chief for the South African based, not-for-profit literary publisher, Botsotso. He is also the rights and permissions manager for the Alan Paton Will Trust and co-founder of the literary journal, Hotazel Review. His poetry has been longlisted for the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and along with his fiction and nonfiction, has most recently been published by New Contrast, the Botsotso Literary Journal, Olongo Africa and Poetry Potion. He is diagnosed bipolar disorder type 1. He tweets @Warren_J_Rourke / @Botsotso_Gova
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Xu Xi is the author of thirteen books, including five novels, six collections of short fiction & essays and most recently Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories, released June 15, 2018 by Signal 8 Press; the memoir Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City (2017), as part of Penguin’s Hong Kong series for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. She is also editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Forthcoming from Nebraska University Press in March 2019 is an essay collection This Fish Is Fowl.
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Yamini Dand Shah A literary researcher, working as a Research Repository at the Asian Heritage Foundation, an Advisor for publishing houses and Board of studies for English Literature and has Co-Curated, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Literature) in 2019. Editor of the biography ‘Life on the Edge’ by Paperwall. Poetry segment has the following contribution: READ (Poetry of Dissent from the Margins), Being left behind (Open your eyes Anthology), Phases~Unstory (The Odd Magazine), Bent (Shethepeople.tv), Talking about being boundless (longlisted for U.S. Consulate Poetry Tournament and part of Living Waters Museum exhibit) and a poetry collection ‘Abstract Oralism’ on Kachchh, to be out soon.
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Yasmeen Hameed is a Pakistani Urdu poet, translator and an educator. Yasmeen Hameed’s original literary contributions are her five books of poetry published in Urdu in 1988, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2007. She has contributed to English writing through translation of contemporary Urdu poetry into English She has edited (in English), issues of Pakistani Literature published by the Pakistan Academy of Letters.[2] She has written scripts in English for cultural/fashion shows sponsored by the Government of Pakistan, performed in London in 1995 and Washington in 1996 and in the World cup cricket Cultural Festival in Pakistan in 1996. She has also contributed a monthly column to the “Books & Authors” supplement of The Daily Dawn newspaper.
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Yogesh Maitreya is a writer, poet, translator and publisher. He is the founder and editor of Panther’s Paw Publication that is dedicated to publishing literature by Dalit Bahujan writers (in English and as translations from other Indian languages). He is the author of Flowers on the Grave of Caste (2019), a collection of Short stories, Singing/Thinking Anti Caste (2021) a book of essays on music and memories, and Ambedkar 2021 (2021), a book of prose poetry
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Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include 12 Pushcart nominations & 11 chapbooks (most recently LIMERENCE) besides appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1909 others. Yuan both served on the jury and was nominated for Canada’s National Magazine Awards (poetry category).
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Zachary Tichauer Bushnell writes poetry and prose. His poems have featured in Poetry at Sangam, Platform Magazine, and The Punch Poetry Issue 2023. His prose has appeared or will appear in National Geographic Traveller India, South Asia Journal, TimeOut Delhi, and The Bombay Literary Magazine. Zachary lives with his spouse and their toddler in Goa, India, where he works as an editor and educator, plus runs swim lessons for children and adults.
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Zainab Ummer Farook is a poet from Kozhikode moonlighting as a content creator in Pune. Her poems have been featured in The Bombay Literary Magazine, Nether Quarterly, and the anthology 14 International Younger Poets. Currently, she is learning to navigate the many travails of adulthood (dentists’ exorbitant fees, in particular).
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