Aainanagar began as a bilingual (English and Bangla) journal in 2013. We have also worked as a small, independent publishing venture, in both English and Bangla, brief descriptions of which you can find in this website. Later, we separated our English and Bangla editions.
For us, literary narratives provide three things for both the reader and the writer. A space to reflect and diagnose, a space to heal, and last but not the least, weapons to speak back to power. Our priority is to publish work that doesn’t shrink from the deep political contradictions of our times. To that end, we want to showcase work here, that deals with conflicts, reflects upon resistances and is not afraid to be political. Our contributors are welcome to interpret the word ‘politics’ in their own ways.
From November 2013 to October 2017, our almost trimonthly issues can be accessed here:
Dignity of Labour
P. Dutta, Picture book (English), 2017, Rs 50/-
Usha Akella, Arjun Rajendran, Manjiri Indurker, Mihir Vatsa, Nandini Dhar, Poetry (English), 2019, Rs 500/-
Nilanjan Dutta, Nonfiction (Bangla), 2019, Rs. 50/-
We welcome poems, short stories, non-fiction pieces, interviews and translations. All contributions are to be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have something, that does not quite fit under any of these categories, please drop us an email too. We also have a running call for visual art, and short video clips. . We usually responded to within two months from the date of submission. If we haven’t responded within two months, please feel free to send us an email.
Being a practically no-profit little magazine, funded solely on the monetary and technical support provided by our friends and ourselves, we do not pay for the contributions that we publish. However, if the submission is for a print issue, we do provide a free author’s copy.