Santosh K. Sareen and G.J.V. Prasad (eds): Southerly, Vol. 70, No.3

Indian showbag

Mridula Nath Chakraborty


Southerly, Vol. 70, No. 3 India India
edited by Santosh K. Sareen and G.J.V. Prasad
Brandl & Schlesinger, $29.95 pb, 282 pp, 9781921556159


Special issues are difficult and delicate, given the burden of representation. Editor David Brooks confesses to providing only a glimpse of the rich field that might constitute Indian–Australian literary relations. He offers ‘that very Australian thing – a showbag, a sampler, full of enticements to explore further’. Given the slow but steady realisation in Australia that India should be a focus of attention for its scholars and students, this is a timely attempt.

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Published in November 2011 no. 336
Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Mridula Nath Chakraborty

Mridula Chakrabortyis Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University. She is the editor of Being Bengali: At home and in the world (2014) and co-editor of A Treasury of Bangla Stories (1999). She has facilitated literary-cultural exchanges between Australia and India through Literary Commons!: Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dalit, Indigenous and Multilingual Tongues (2014–2016), Autumn School in Literary Translation (2013), and ALIF: Australia India Literatures International Forum (2012). The outcome of these collaborations was a special issue on Dalit/Indigenous poetry from twenty-five languages translated into/from English in Cordite Poetry Review (2016).

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