Unspoken Thing

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Originally published in Hindi as Kuch Ankahi Imprint: Star Publications, 2007 Author: Mridula Behari Translator: Lise McKean AN EXCERPT Unspoken Things Shivangi came in, walked right past her mother straight to her room. Rama called out to her. Shivangi stormed out and stood in front of her. Her defiant posture screamed, nothing you say matters… Read more »

Fence

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Originally published in Gujarati as Vaad Imprint: Zubaan Books, 2015 Author: Ila Arab Mehta Translator: Rita Kothari About the book To understand what communalism feels like to those who have felt its fetid breath and sharp claws, one must not read social scientists, but seek out writers like Ila Arab Mehta, portrayer of FateemaLokhandwalla and… Read more »

Stateless

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Originally published in Bangla as AktaDesh Chai Imprint: Forthcoming from Bee Books Author: Prafulla Roy Translator: Dr. John W Hood About the Book Kalimuddin and his family are victims of history. Originally lured from Bihar to what would become East Pakistan by the promise of a golden land for Muslims, they had struggled to build… Read more »

Opening the way Ahead

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Originally published in Rajasthani as SamhinKhulato Magar Imprint: RachanaPrakashan, 2001 Author: NandBharadwaj Translator: Chandrika Das About the Book This Rajasthani novel “SamhiKhulatoMarag” was originally published by RachanaPrakashan, in 2001, and received a SahityaAkademi award in 2004. About the Author Nand Bhardwaj writes in both Rajasthani and Hindi and is a well-known media person. He has… Read more »

The Last Puff and Other Story

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Originally published in Hindi as Neela Scarf Imprint: Hind Yugm 2014 Author: Anu Singh Translator: Manisha Chaudhry About the Book This is an anthology of contemporary short stories in Hindi that depicts life in different parts and among different social classes in India. The stories straddle both urban and rural settings. Some of the stories… Read more »

Movement

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Originally published in Assamese as Jangam Imprint: Assam PrakashanParishad, 1982 Author: Debendranath Acharya Translator: Amit R. Baishya About the Book Jangam is a fictional account of the long forgotten march of Indian refugees from erstwhile Burma to British India in World War II. The march was a culmination of a series of anti-Indian communal riots… Read more »

Autobiography

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Originally published in Kannada as AjnatanobbanaAtmaCharitre Imprint: AnkithaPustaka Publications, Bengaluru, 2012 Author: Krishnamurthy Hanuru Translator: L.S. ShankaraSwamy About the Book The structure of this work is wondrously novel. An attempt to categorise it as history, mythology, folktale or poetic narrative will be an insult to its rich, creative ecology. A chronicle of one of Tipu… Read more »

A Blessed Life

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Bismillah Khan in dialogue with Yatindra Mishra Originally published in Hindi as Sur ki Baradari Imprint: Penguin/Yatra, 2009 Author: Yatindra Mishra Translator: Ira Pande About the Book It is increasingly difficult to come across personalities like Bismillah Khan in this day and age, someone so immersed in the syncretic traditions of India, that he so… Read more »