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Wasafiri 21: India, South Asia and the Diaspora

 Interviews with V S Naipaul and Vikram Seth Essay by Anita Desai Poetry by Smita Agarwal, Meena Alexander, Moniza Alvi, Debjani Chatterjee, Dilip Chitre, Achmat Dangor, Keki Daruwalla...

Spring 1995

India, South Asia and the Diaspora

Interviews with V S Naipaul and Vikram Seth

Essay by Anita Desai

Poetry by Smita Agarwal, Meena Alexander, Moniza Alvi, Debjani Chatterjee, Dilip Chitre, Achmat Dangor, Keki Daruwalla, Imtiaz Dharker, Ketaki Kushari Dyson, Romesh Gunesekera, Suman Gupta, Kaiser Haq, Adil Jussawalla, Tabish Khair, Sasenarine Persaud, Melanie Silgardo, Eunice de Souza, Satyendra Srivastava and Jeet Thayil

Reviews of Romesh Gunesekera's Reef, Fred D'Aguiar's The Longest Memory, Aijaz Ahmed's In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness and Lucy Sapho's Cry a Whisper


Sudeep Sen

Alastair Niven
Interviews V S Naipaul

V S Naipaul
Acceptance Speech of the first David Cohen British Literature Prize

Felicity Hand
How British are the Asians?

Dom Moraes
Poem: Song

Eunice De Souza
Poem: Pilgrim

Jayanta Mahapatra
Poem: Morning

Imtiaz Dharker
Poem: Living Space

Adil Jussawalla
Poem: Sea Breeze, Bombay

Gieve Patel
Poem: Post-Mortem

Sarayu Ahuja
Poem: Gestures

Keki Daruwalla
Poem: In the Footsteps of the Sanskrit Poets

Dilip Chitre
Poem: I Have Nowhere to Go

Elaine Yee Lin Ho
Of Laundries and Restaurants: Fictions of Ethnic Space

Hilary Patel
Fiction: The Child Who Sat Alone

Sudeep Sen
Interviews Vikram Seth

Stephen Alter
The Short Story in India

Anita Desai

Bibhu Padhi
Poem: A Glass of Clear Water

Anna Sujatha Mathai
Poem: Terracotta Lover

Manohar Shetty
Poem: Seaside Lessons

Santan Rodrigues
Poem: Notes from a Frontier Town

Aftab Seth
Poem: Pillars of My Landscape

Ranjit Hoskote
Poem: No Permit of Residence

Tabish Khair
Poem: The Young and the Old

Jeet Thayil
Poem: Where This One Came From

C P Surendran
Poem: Malabari: Inspiration

Nilufer E Bharucha
Reflections in Broken Mirrors: Diverse Diasporas in Recent Parsi Fiction

Vivek Tandon
Poem: Suggestion

Anju Makhija
Poem: A Farmer’s Ghost

Menka Shivdasani
An extract from a long poem, Off-Track

Prabhanjan Mishra
Poem: Death of David

Rajneesh Dham
Poem: Monsoon

Anjum Katyal
Poem: Kite

Tarun Kumar Saint
Poem: Rejuvenation

Smita Agarwal
Poem: Samyukta at Khajuraho

Suman Gupta
Poem: Morning

Prem Kumar Vijayan
Poem: Lear’s Prayer to Tragedy

Christine Gomez
Fiction: On the Brink

Gautam Dasgupta
The Fantasywallahs of Indian Cinema

Symposium: India, South Asia and the Diaspora

Graham Huggan
South Asian Canadian WritingMel

Kaushalya Bannerji
Poem: World War

Sasenarine Persaud
Poem: Artwork of Kali

R Parthasarathy
Poem: Indian Summer

Saleem Peeradina
Poem: Meditations on Desire

Mina Kumar
Poem: The Kentucky Colonel Goes to AA

Meena Alexander
Poem: Palpable Elysium

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Poem: The Maimed Dancing Men

Ranjana Sidhanta Ash
Writers of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain: A Survey of Post-War Fiction in English

Ketaki Kushari Dyson
Poem: Movement from a Concerto, Revised

Debjani Chatterjee
Poem: Manu’s Wife

Prabhu S Guptara
Poem: I: Satan

Melanie Silgardo
Poem: Book of Memories

Satyendra Srivastava
Poem: Reliving Guernica

Sanjeev Richhariya
Poem: The Poetry of Arrival

Maya Chowdhury
Poem: She Is

Shanta Acharya
Not One of the Myths

Malachai Edwin Vethamani
Malaysian, Singaporean and Fijian Writers of the Indian Diaspora

Chandran Nair
Poem: Hindu Cremation

Satendra Nandan
Poem: Prophecy: Epitaph

Amarjit Chandan
Poem: Picture Card from Stockholm

Mahendra Solanki
Poem: Memory

Essop Patel
Poem: Miriam of Bengal

Farouk Asvat
Poem: Jesus

Deena Padayachee
Poem: Apartheid

Achmat Dangor
Poem: Speaking of History

Kriben Pillay
Poem: Of a Photograph in Newsweek 16/9/85

Shabbir Banoobhai
Poem: Tazkiya

Jeremy Poynting
From Shipwreck to Odyssey: One Hundred Years of Indo-Caribbean Writing

Fawzia Afzal Khan
Pakistani Writing in English: 1947 to the Present: A Survey

Tariq Latif
Poem: Mud People

Moniza Alvi
Poem: Lahore Canal

M Athar Tahir
Poem: Indus Horses

Saqi Farooqi
Poem: A Silent Poe

Jean Arasanayagam
Sri Lankan Writing in English: The Bi-Cultural Experience in a Post-Colonial Context

Romesh Gunesekera
Poem: Appetite

Indran Amirthanayagam
Poem: Star Over Jaffna

Guy Amirthanayagam
Poem: For the Critics

Ghulam Murshid
Poem: Modern Bangladesh Writing

Kaiser Haq
Poem: Schola


Charles Sarvan
The Heinemann Asian Writers Series

Nilufer E Bharucha
The Floodgates are Open: Recent Fiction from the Indian Sub-Continent

C W Watson
Nine Recent Fiction Publications from India

Aiyesha Abbasi
Aamer Hussein Mirror to the Sun

Stephanie Newell
Ashokamitran  The Eighteenth Parallel
Shani Mootoo  Out on Main Street
Rachna Mara Of Customs and Excise

Mario Relich
Complex Seeing: A Glimpse of Modern Indian Drama: Five Publications

Stephen Gray
Fred D’Aguiar The Longest Memory
Romesh Gunesekera Reef

Mike Sanders
Aijaz Ahmed In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures

Laura Peters
Paul Gilroy The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness

Dennis Walder
Abdulrazak Gumah, ed Essays on African Writing 1: A Re-evaluation
Carole Durix and Jean-Pierre Durix The New Literatures in English

Bruce King
Martin Banham, Errol Hill, George Woodyard and Olu Obafemi, ed The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre

Angus Calder
Annie E Coombes, ed Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

Karen King-Aribisala
Lucy Sapho Cry a Whisper

Gina Wisker
Elaine Savory Flame Tree Time
Judith Hamilton Rain Carvers
Caribbean Poetry Series nos. 5 and 6

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