Published: #MeTooIndia: How Can Literature (and Publishers) Respond to the Problems of Gender and Power? (Scroll.in)

An essay published at Scroll.in: "How should we view the literary works of these men? How can we improve gender parity in literature so that women writers have just as much intellectual and creative authority? How can we ensure inclusivity and intersectionality in our literature so that the complexities and ambiguities of gendered power are better portrayed and understood?"

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Published: Why India Needs a Professional Writers and Translators Organization (Scroll.in)

An article published in Scroll.in about the need for a professional association for Indian writers and translators -- along the lines of the Screenwriters' Association of India, the AWP and Poets & Writers in the US, and the Society of Authors in the UK.

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Published: Short Stories: American Writers of South Asian Origin (PopMatters)

This month's short stories column at PopMatters looks at five new short story collections out this year by American writers of South Asian origin. I also take a look at what "South Asian" covers as a demographic. And how the works of such diasporic writers are typically being received in both the US and their countries of origin (mostly India.) The five stories featured are from: Vandana Singh; Akil Kumarasamy; Neel Patel; Anita Felicelli; and Chaya Bhuvaneswar