Category Interview

Gyaana

Keywords: authorz coracle, self publishing, first time writer (A conversation between Divya Dubey and Bhargavi Chandrasekharan)1 BC: Would it be fitting to call you the “one woman army” spearheading the successful “Gyaana Books”? Also, many congratulations on your latest publication…

Out of Print: The Long Short Story

Keywords: short fiction, short story, Indian subcontinent, danger of extinction, Indian languages (A conversation between Indira Chandrasekhar and Rizio Yohannann Raj) RYR: As Out Of Print is a rather recent initiative, perhaps we could start this conversation with the story…

Zubaan: The Tongue of Kali

Keywords: feminist publisher, Indian publishing, Indian languages, non-fiction, women’s empowerment, Zubaan (This is a conversation between Urvashi Bhutalia and Rizio Yohannan Raj) RYR: As an activist who ventured into publishing in English, did you ever feel torn between the world…

The Story of a Ripple-Making Pebble

Keywords: women in publishing, mother tongue, poverty alleviation Geeta Dharmarajan, Founder and Executive Director of Katha in conversation with Rizio Yohannan Raj and Abhirami Sriram (2006) RYR: Why did you start KATHA as a publishing house that exclusively publishes Indian…

Meera Velayudhan -an Interview

Keywords: dalit women, cochin legislative council, indian national congress, mandal agitation, form of engagement, form of exclusion Dr Meera Velayudhan, Fellow Council For Social Development (CSD), Hyderabad is one among the prominent Dalit activists in India. She was gracious enough…

Kalki Subramanyam –an Interview

Keywords: empowerment of transgenders, transgender rights activists, lgbt activists, sexual minority, literacy rate Kalki Subramanyam is the founder of “Sahodari Foundation,” an organization working far the empowerment of transgenders in India. As a transgender rights activist, actor and a transsexual…

A Conversation with K. Satchidanandan

Keywords: Ayyappa Paniker, modernism, series poem, Malayalam literature, Malyalam modern poetry, women’s emancipation Your early poetry shows strong strains of melancholy, morbidity and skepticism: could you please explain their sources? My first collection of poems, Anchusooryan (Five Suns,1971)is indeed dominated…

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