आज़ादी विशेषांक / Freedom Special

अंक 13 / Issue 13

Posts Tagged ‘ Fiction Special: Issue 12 ’

Durga Puja as Installation Art: Kaushik Sengupta

कथेतर / Non-Fiction

The art form popularly associated with Durga Puja is the making of pandals that are to be the guest house of Goddess Durga for the four days of her stay here. Since the days of the landed aristocracy, there used to be “sarvajanin puja” or community puja financed by the local committee. The mandaps were […]

Empty Dreams: Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

कथा / Fiction

On the first night, I had to sleep half-sitting, my head resting on my knees and my arms wrapped around my legs to avoid rolling onto something that stank terribly and felt disgustingly warm and wet. As my head cleared, I realized it was my own vomit. On the second day, two shallow tubs were […]

Resident Evil: Giriraj Kiradoo

कथेतर / Non-Fiction

The Adventures of Topandas Khilluram Narkiyani in Manohar Shyam Joshi’s Hamzad Ladies and Gentlemen! We have talked a lot about demons. It’s time we met one. What do you call a person who sleeps with you, your mother, your hunchbacked elder sister, your beautiful younger sister, your first enigmatic lover, your second intellectual lover, your […]

दस प्रिय उपन्यास: प्रभात रंजन

कथेतर / Non-Fiction

हिंदी में, मुझे लगता है पिछले सौ सालों में अनेक उपन्यास ऐसे लिखे गए हैं जो किसी भी पैमाने पर श्रेष्ठ कहे जा सकते हैं. उनमें से अपने १० प्रिय उपन्यासों का चयन करना मुझे बहुत बड़ी चुनौती लगती है. लेकिन कुछ तो अपने अध्ययन की सीमा होती है, कुछ समझ की. अपनी पसंद के […]

Trim Time to a Sliver: Doris Kareva

कविता / Poetry

68 A house by the sea forever feels it is a ship just put ashore. Every night it traipses across endless oceans, ages and spaces. All around is a drift of stars deep within weeps a hearth that no one will light. As a dog misses its master, so the house by the sea pines […]

प्राथमिक शिक्षक: प्रभात

कविता / Poetry

प्राथमिक शिक्षक 1 पासबुस पढ़कर बीये किया है मैंने बनबीक सीरिंज पडकर अैमे डोनेसन से किया है बीएड राजकीय प्राथमिक साला चूनावाला में पडाता हूं नहीं मूड होता तो साथी गंगाराम कोली को फोन पर बता देता हूं बिना बात सीएल खराब नहीं करता अगले रोज साइन लगा देता हूं लेकिन फिर भी चूंकि आन-गारमेन्ट […]

Amidst Vanished Words: Roselyne Sibille

कविता / Poetry

Amidst Vanished Words Amidst vanished words the world leaves in a chaos of meaning The door is empty       and the petals grey Feet of fine marble house the only path As the moon visits the night       its vastness infinite the eyes alone sustain the link I dwell between two shadows whose name I seek I […]

The Gunpowder of Your Memories: Sailen Routray

कविता / Poetry

On the Day of Your Escape On the day of your escape, lotuses bloom in the sky. And I can walk, finally, on the thin film of the mercury of my sorrow. On the day of your escape, the sunflowers in my garden laugh uproariously like a bouquet of shameless whores; their voices like the […]

The Girls Who Read Poems: Shirish Kumar Mourya

कविता / Poetry

The Girls Who Read Poems (For Shalini) They are everywhere though very few making a place for themselves among millions of girls of this vast country they are everywhere despite abiding by the strict familial instructions that expect them to reach college and then come straight back home In spite of the extremely charismatic Indian […]

The End of Finiteness: Deepika Arwind

कविता / Poetry

Curfew (After William Carlos Williams)

 For J
They unblooded your palms I heard. 
Left you on hardwood floor and sunk 
your bed where you once rested on your man’s torso, in his sweat. They 
unknotted your dreads uncurled your lips 
plucked the silver from your arms unfleshed 
your thighs struck the thick glasses from your […]