Now out is the latest issue (Vol. 22, No 2, December 2008) of THE QUEST: A JOURNAL OF INDIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (Ranchi, Jharkhand state, India; editor, Ravi Nandan Sinha; ISSN 0971-2321). THE QUEST is an English-medium journal which showcases criticism and essays on Indian writing, be it in English or in Indian languages, and creative writing (directly in English or translations).
The current issue features, inter alia:
a comparative study of Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Pablo Neruda (Ashutosh Mohan); a review of Amitav Ghosh’s “The Hungry Tide” (Rituparna Datta Roy); an article on Shashi Tharoor (Ladha Barathan); a study of Anita Desai’s “Journey to Ithaca” (Indu Bhadran); pieces on Indian Poetics (A.K. Awasthi) and Great Indian Literary Theorists (Ravi Nandan Sinha); a Malayalam short story by Moidu Kannankandy, translated by the author; an interview with Punjabi-language writer Gurdial Singh (with Nirverinder Kaur Sandhu).
I am also present, with an interview on “Unearthing of Indian Writing in English” (conducted by Nilanshu Agarwal with Ludmila Volna and myself, pp. 53-63). This interview has also appeared in the on-line journals IMPRESSIONS and MUSEINDIA (for more information and an extract, see blog entry for 24 June 2008). URL for the interview text:
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