Editorial & Content : October 2015 / Fiction Issue

This Autumn, let’s have a toast to all the untold narratives of the world!
This issue is special to us for manifold reasons.
One, being voracious fiction-readers ourselves, we have always been drawn towards its politics. What does it even mean to talk about politics in fiction, of fiction? Is it just what we write about?  Or, is it also about how we write it? Isn’t it also about the politics of the form? Doesn’t the form also have a content, the content a form? These are the questions we have asked ourselves incessantly, as we have worked towards the inevitable collation and curation that accompanies every journal issue.
But, whatever it is, this work of understanding the fiction in all its aesthetic and political complexities, cannot happen without the essential work of celebrating the very work of creating literature, the very acts of making space for that literature find its public space. In our own very small way, we have tried to do that work. What is being written by today’s fiction writers?
Watching this issue taking a concrete shape for last few months has been an experience so precious and so personal that it is difficult to find an expression in words! Let us thank all our contributors all over again here.
Two, This issue comes right after we have published our first book. The dream of taking Aainanagar forward as a publication house took its first step towards reality just couple of months back, as we were working towards finalizing this issue…
It is a handbook on the recent changes in Indian Labour Laws: What exactly are these changes? What effect will they have on workers’ rights? Why are the workers all over the country on strike? Subhendhu Dasgupta discusses all these questions and many others and reflects on the possible responses to this attack.

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Three, with this issue we walk into the third year of our little existence!
Thanks for celebrating with us.
– The Aainanagar Team

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  • Content


অপর ২০০৬


Rupkatha – রূপকথার কবিতা
Marijana JanjićPoems & Translations By Marijana Janjić
Aneek Chakraborty – অনীক চক্রবর্তীর কবিতা 
Goirick BrahmachariPoems By Goirick Brahmachari
Swati Mitra স্বাতী মিত্রের কবিতা
Sara Basuসারা বসুর কবিতা
Koushik Bhattacharyaকৌশিক ভট্টাচার্যের অনুবাদ কবিতা
Souradeep Roy – Poems By Souradeep Roy
Debarun SarkarPoems By Debarun Sarkar

Kanchan Chatterjee Poem By Kanchan Chatterjee
Nayana Chowdhury – নয়না চৌধুরীর কবিতা
Deeptesh SenPoems By Deeptesh Sen
Sanghita Sanyalসংহিতা স্যান্যালের কবিতা
Nikita Parik – Poems By Nikita Parik
Soumitra Ghosh – সৌমিত্র ঘোষের কবিতা
Manasa R.Poems By Manasa R.

Joyeeta Dey Urgent (Images: Author)
Swarna JanaThe Ghost-Room (Illustration: Author)
Kuntala SenguptaTrain Tales (Illustration: Vijay Ravikumar)
Sagorika SinghaThe Mythical Bird Of The Bhubon Hills (Illustration: Jahnavi Visser)
Dyuti Mukhopadhyayঅনন্যাকে লেখা চিঠি (Illustration: Ritam Sen)
Sohini Basak – The Noise Of Sprinklers Is Like The Noise Of Rain (Illustration: Shakthi Nataraj)
Tanuj SolankiA Person (Image: Soumyajit)
Somdeb GhoseLighter (Illustration: Neeraka Karon)
Subrata Dasguptaকাকেশ্বর কুচকুচে (Illustration: Madhushree Basu)
Elishiba Kuiদুটি গল্প (Images: Soumyajit)
Anindita DasPetty Issue (Illustration: Vijay Ravikumar)
Vivekanand SelvarajLast Station At Mobius Town (Image: Sanghita Sanyal)
Swastisundarআলোর পথে… (Illustration: Vivekranjan Paik)
Umber Ranjana Pandey – Vines Of Cruentum Amroot (Illustration: Swarna Jana)
Swati Mitraআদরের নাও (Illustration: Vivekranjan Paik)
Anannya DasguptaThe Scent Of Champa (Illustration: Neeraka Karon)
Dan TimotinSuicide Notes (Image: Bijaya Datta)
Nita Mondalআলোর কথা (Illustration: Jayeeta Karan)
Sucheta DasguptaHer Mother’s Daddy (Illustration: Madhushree Basu)
Suprio BharThe Levitation Machine (Image: Edited from the internet)
Neera KashyapUndamned (Illustration: Bijaya Datta)
Mitrava Banerjeeপ্রিয় তমঃ (Illustration: Ru Das)
Meera SrikantThese Young People (Illustration: Vasudha Sridhar)
Amitava Nagবাবা (Illustration: Sanghita Sanyal)
Dan TimotinThe Wind’s Asshole (Illustration: Madhushree Basu)


Siddhartha Basu মিথ্যের গদ্য


Biswajit Karmakar Images From Balurghat


Debashis Aichনাম রেখেছি অর্কিডিয়া (Images: Abir Bose, Soumitra Ghosh)


Soham Sarkar – Perspectives On Nature


Raahath Jiloha – Manthan: A Movie
Vijay RavikumarThe Moose: A Movie


Sarbajaya Bhattacharya – Between Two Words: Reading ‘Hyphenated’ By Mihir Chitre
Nandini Dhar – আদিত্যবিক্রম সেনগুপ্তর আসা যাওয়ার মাঝে : স্থিথিস্থাপকতার জয়, নিষ্ক্রিয়তার জয়

  • Acknowledgement

A special note of thanks to all the illustrators and photographers who have worked on the stories in this issue. Thanks to Gautam Chakraborty for composing some of the pieces for this issue. As always, we express our gratitude to Pramod Gupta and Soumyajit Pramanick for innumerable things that we cannot keep track of.

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