Author: New Asian Writing

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‘The Inner Light’ by Murli Melwani

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Here they beat me and want to know why I did it. They won’t believe me whenI say that the Inner Light led me to it. They laugh…

‘SHE’ by Satish Pendharkar

She showed us mountains Purple and clouds cirrus That crowned their peaks. Through her we learned to breathe And serenading Life We began interpreting The language of birds And realized that Donkeys As also Pigs are creatures of God  …

NAW interview with Jane Borges…

NAW- When did your literary journey begin? At what age did you discover that you wanted to write? Jane Borges –I must have been 10 or 11 years old, when I discovered that I could write. Until then, I detested…

‘The Message’ by Nishath Nizar

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology He woke to the hum of the three tonne truck outside his home, unloading or loading bricks or wood or whatever the landlord was crazy enough to get…

‘PROGRESS’ by SAYANTAN PAL CHOWDHURY

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The morning was not so sunny that day unlike the three previous days. Rain started the last night. Thunders pealed. Stormy wind bent the heads of the coconut…

NAW interview with Ketaki Datta

Dr. Ketaki Datta

NAW- When did your literary journey begin? At what age did you discover that you wanted to write? Ketaki Datta- I had fallen in love with the world of words when I was just a toddler. As I was reared…

‘Out of My League’ by Anupam Dey

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Victor’s mother’s words hummed in his ears like the air pressure in the cochlear duct while landing. It hurt deep in an unbearably painful but strangely, pleasant way.…