Literature Issue

2018


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  • pg. 29

    Literature

    Listed

    Understanding translations from the finest practitioners.

  • pg. 36

    Literature

    Forecast

    New stories. New Faces.

  • pg. 20

    Literature

    Cover Story

    British-Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif on his journey and evolution.

  • pg. 66

    Literature

    Special

    Rymn Massand on the many covers of Ullyses and the art of book design.

  • pg. 107

    Fashion

    Style

    The young and fearless bloomers of new age style making.

  • pg. 61

    Literature

    Extract

    Writer Siddarth Dhanvant Sanghvi reflects on losing his father.

  • pg. 74

    Lifestyle

    Photography

    Sutirtha Chatterjee's series on visually impaired students

  • pg. 48

    Lifestyle

    Exclusive

    A photographic tribute by Rohit Chawla to the words of Tishani Doshi.

  • pg. 104

    Lifestyle

    Life's Realities

    Uraaz Bahl and Shaana Levy-Bahl on their documentary Ladies First.

  • pg. 93

    Design

    Design

    Three new creatives share their art and journey.

  • pg. 95

    Film

    Film

    Aneesh Chaganty on his directorial debut with Searching.

  • pg. 149

    Fashion

    Interview

    Veteran designer Ritu Kumar on her practice and craft over 50 years.


Contributors


  • ISHAAN BHARAT

    A visual artist based in Delhi, contributed an exclusive art poster in our Fashion issue.

  • SIDDHARTH DHANVANT SHANGHVI

    Prolific writer shares travel stories of how he imagines Goa.

  • BHARAT SIKKA

    His visual fashion narrative capture every nuance.

  • BALLI KAUR JAISWAL

    Born in Singapore, Balli shares an extract from her debut book, Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows.

  • KAPIL DAS

    Photographer celebrates the youth with Gucci through a very edgy photoshoot.


Editorial

Literature Issue 2018


Every year when we start putting together the literature issue, I get transported to places unseen, start reliving emotions buried deep down and find myself immersed in plots, identifying with characters and situations. But most of all I get inspired by the creativity, by sentence construction, by the inconceivable stories. There is something about books that lifts the spirit and gives me the drive to continue writing and more importantly, continue reading. 

For this year’s literature issue, we decided to shine the spotlight on those individuals that help give a wider reach to books that are not in English. The Translators bridge the gap between writers and the world, making their books more accessible and widely read. Translation is an art form that requires impeccable skill and heart. Jessica Cohen, Maureen Freely, Arunava Sinha and Tess Lewis are all about that. Their craft and immaculate detailing have helped them garner awards and reach. 

Our Cover Story focuses on a very interesting author, Mohammed Hanif, whose much-anticipated book, Red Birds, will soon be hitting shelves. A prolific writer, Hanif shares the journey of his last 15 years, his evolution as a writer and the inspiration behind Red Birds. 
We also interact with veteran designer Ritu Kumar as she takes us through the last 50 years of her practice, her craft and how her travels shaped the designer that she is today. Hansal Mehta takes us behind the scenes and shares his close connection and partnership with Rajkummar Rao on his powerful film, Omerta. Manish Arora, on the other hand, gets up close and personal giving us tiny details of his life that otherwise go unnoticed. 

And lastly, photographer Rohit Chawla juxtaposes his photography with poet Tishani Doshi’s words in a beautiful photo series.

Shruti Kapur Malhotra
Editor-in-Chief


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