Non-fiction anthology: Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories
Editors (alphabetically listed): Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay | Anwesha Maity | Aakriti Mandhwani
Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Anwesha Maity, Aakriti Mandhwani, eds.
< June 2018, 1st edition
Hardcover, 212 pages
• 'Introduction: Indian Genre Fiction: Languages, Literatures, Classifications' by the Editors.
• Contains both SF/F genre and non-genre related essays.
Essays: Preetha Mani, Literary and Popular Fiction in Late Colonial Tamil Nadu // C. M. Naim, Homage to a
‘Magic-Writer’: The Mistrīz and Asrār Novels of Urdu // Aritra Chakraborti, A Series of Unfortunate Events: Natural
Calamities in 19th-Century Bengali Chapbooks // Debjani Sengupta, Explorers of Subversive Knowledge: The
Science Fantasy of Leela Majumdar and Sukumar Ray // Ira Pande, Hearts and Homes: A Perspective on Women
Writers in Hindi // Anwesha Maity, Genre Fiction and Aesthetic Relish: Reading Rasa in Contemporary Times //
Jeetumoni Basumatary, Community Fiction: Mamang Dai’s The Legends of Pensam and Temsula Ao’s These Hills
Called Home: Stories from a War Zone // E. Dawson Varughese, Post-Millennial ‘Mythology-Inspired Fiction’ in
English: The Market, the Genre, and the (Global) Reader // Chinmay Sharma, Expanding World of Indian English
Fiction: The Mahabharata Retold in Krishna Udayasankar’s The Aryavarta Chronicles and Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva //
Aratrika Das, When Bhimayana Enters the Classroom… // Aakriti Mandhwani, From the Colloquial to the ‘Literary’:
Hindi Pulp’s Journey from the Streets to the Bookshelves