Monday, February 27, 2012

Ram Rahman's memorial: The Ghosts of Gulberg


Ram Rahman, who gave Out of Print one of his tremendous images to accompany an extract of Samhita Arni's Sita in the mythology edition, creates an installation for the 10th anniversary memorial of the genocide at the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad. Deeply terrifying, and moving.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Indo-Norwegian Fiction Writing Competition



IN YOUR SHOES
Indo-Norwegian Fiction Writing Contest

Keep your eyes open for more details about this competition which seeks to challenge and explore perceptions we have of ‘The Other’.

What kind of notions do Norwegians have about India and Indians? And vice versa: how do Indians imagine Norway and Norwegians?

The contest will be announced both in Norway and in India, and participants will have to ‘write themselves into’ an Indian and a Norwegian context, respectively. 

The competition will result in an anthology consisting of between 12-20 pieces, one half written by Indian writers, the other half by Norwegians. The texts will be translated and presented in Hindi, English and Norwegian. Two winners, one from India and one from Norway will have a chance to travel to Norway and India, respectively.
                                                                                                                                       
Out of Print will let you know more as we hear from project coordinator Mira Beckstrøm Laurantzon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lekhana: Banglaore's Literary Weekend


Bangalore’s Literary Weekend, Lekhana, begins today, Friday 10th February at the NGMA. With a programme that includes readings and discussions, talks and theatre, poetry and workshops in multiple languages, it promises to be an interesting three days.

Out of Print editors, Samhita Arni and Indira Chandrasekhar will read from their own work on Saturday afternoon, and will be involved in panel discussions on Saturday and Sunday.