Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Out of Print 7

This issue has followed on a most intense period of literary activity and interaction at the Jaipur Literature Festival and Lekhana, Bangalore’s Literary Weekend. Cover art by editor, Mira Brunner, is a reference to the questions of censorship, freedom of speech, the sensibilities of communities, and the political awareness and activism that the response to the question of Rushdie or no Rushdie has engendered. Perhaps the stories, on the other hand, are an indication that even though socio-ethical issues dominated much of the recent inky laser-jet neuron cloud space of the subcontinental literati, the gatherings at Jaipur and Bangalore ultimately paid tribute to a larger vision of literary inspiration.

Stories by Patrick Bryson, Sampurna Chattarji, Jessica Tyner, Smriti Ravindra, Nisha Susan, Prasanta Das, Mahesh Natarajan, and Susmita Srivastava.

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