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In this post, Vishwambhari S. Parmar, the primary translator for our upcoming Gujarati Pulp Fiction anthology (click here to back our Kickstarter!), talks about her experience growing up biliterate.   Chaya Padchaya by H. N. Golibar   Even though I grew up in Gujarat, in a town and a family that spoke Gujarati, I would never have taken to reading Gujarati books had it not been for my grandmother -- her enterprising nature, her disciplinarian attitude, and her disdain for the British and their literature. I am more fluent in Gujarati than in Hindi, even though I formally studied it...

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We've hit the 50% mark! A HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone who's backed our project so far!  Please continue to share widely! To whet your appetite, we're offering a teaser... the first three chapters of Vibhavari Verma's BAR DANCER, a sort of exploitation-feminist revenge fantasy set in Mumbai. You can read it below--or, here's a link to download a PDF if you'd like more book-like formatting.   An excerpt from Bar Dancer  by Vibhavari Vermatranslated by Vishwambhari S. Parmar ~1~ “The lift is under repairs,” said the Marathi liftman, revealing tobacco-stained teeth. Parvati felt like punching them out of his mouth. She...

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Our Kickstarter for an anthology of Gujarati Pulp Fiction is live!

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Greetings all!A few pieces of news for September: 1. The international edition of Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India is now officially out!Pick it up from Penguin Random House in the USA, or from Watkins Publishing in the UK (or anywhere else outside India). Or, better yet, order it from your favourite indie bookstore!Within India, you can still buy it direct from us. The book got a very cool write-up yesterday on a site called Exquisite Terror.  Here's a quote: "Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India is a must-read entry in the literary search for human meaning. It’s a trek through the dark corners of India’s cultural imagination populated with nightmarish creatures,...

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On Friday, June 30, 2 PM, head over to The Book Cafè [yes that accent grave è is quirkily intentional!] for the launch of the new edition of MIZO MYTHS with Cherrie Lalnunziri Chhangte. She'll be discoursing on the vast pantheon of supernatural creatures from Mizo folklore, including the Keimi, Khuavang, Chawmnu, Phungpuinu, Taunu, Lasi, and Vanchung Nula, and giving important tips about which of these make the best spouses for humans, and which are most likely to gobble you up.  If you won't be there to get a signed copy, pre-order the book here: Mizo Myths (2nd Edition) – Blaft...

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