South Asian Avant-Garde
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I am currently helming South Asian Avant-Garde (SAAG). Since we launched in June 2020, we've published longform reporting, essays, fiction (translated and untranslated), plays, poetry, multimedia pieces, and much more. We launched an interview series with visual artists, journalists, academics, writers, playwrights, translators, musicians, held huge live virtual events, and held a solidarity fundraiser with Women's Democratic Front that raised more than $180,000.
After a massive overhaul, we recently launched a new website for Vol. 2 of SAAG. The cover art for Issue 1 (by Mukul Chakravarthi) is above. We've also held and plan to hold more in-person events in cities across the world, and are headed to print soon.
Please visit our website to learn more about this literary anthology involving many South Asian editors, writers, artists, journalists, activists, translators, academics, multimedia producers, and others. How do experimental South Asian writers & artists fit in the general tradition of "avant-garde"? How can we question forms and modes and narratives and stories in new and disruptive ways?