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Sudeep Sen
Foreword
3
Alastair Niven
Interviews V S Naipaul
5
V S Naipaul
Acceptance Speech of the first David Cohen British Literature Prize
7
Felicity Hand
How British are the Asians?
9
Dom Moraes
Poem: Song
14
Eunice De Souza
Poem: Pilgrim
14
Jayanta Mahapatra
Poem: Morning
14
Imtiaz Dharker
Poem: Living Space
14
Adil Jussawalla
Poem: Sea Breeze, Bombay
15
Gieve Patel
Poem: Post-Mortem
15
Sarayu Ahuja
Poem: Gestures
15
Keki Daruwalla
Poem: In the Footsteps of the Sanskrit Poets
15
Dilip Chitre
Poem: I Have Nowhere to Go
15
Elaine Yee Lin Ho
Of Laundries and Restaurants: Fictions of Ethnic Space
16
Hilary Patel
Short Story: The Child Who Sat Alone
19
Sudeep Sen
Interviews Vikram Seth
22
Stephen Alter
The Short Story in India
26
Anita Desai
In-Betweenness
28
Bibhu Padhi
Poem: A Glass of Clear Water
30
Anna Sujatha Mathai
Poem: Terracotta Lover
30
Manohar Shetty
Poem: Seaside Lessons
30
Santan Rodrigues
Poem: Notes from a Frontier Town
30
Aftab Seth
Poem: Pillars of My Landscape
30
Ranjit Hoskote
Poem: No Permit of Residence
31
Tabish Khair
Poem: The Young and the Old
31
Jeet Thayil
Poem: Where This One Came From
31
C P Surendran
Poem: Malabari: Inspiration
31
Nilufer E Bharucha
Reflections in Broken Mirrors: Diverse Diasporas in Recent Parsi Fiction
32
Vivek Tandon
Poem: Suggestion
36
Anju Makhija
Poem: A Farmer’s Ghost
36
Menka Shivdasani
An extract from a long poem, Off-Track
36
Prabhanjan Mishra
Poem: Death of David
36
Rajneesh Dham
Poem: Monsoon
36
Anjum Katyal
Poem: Kite
36
Tarun Kumar Saint
Poem: Rejuvenation
37
Smita Agarwal
Poem: Samyukta at Khajuraho
37
Suman Gupta
Poem: Morning
37
Prem Kumar Vijayan
Poem: Lear’s Prayer to Tragedy
37
Christine Gomez
Short story: On the Brink
38
Gautam Dasgupta
The Fantasywallahs of Indian Cinema
39
Symposium: India, South Asia and the Diaspora

Graham Huggan
South Asian Canadian Writing
42

Kaushalya Bannerji
Poem: World War
44
Sasenarine Persaud
Poem: Artwork of Kali
44
R Parthasarathy
Poem: Indian Summer
45
Saleem Peeradina
Poem: Meditations on Desire
45
Mina Kumar
Poem: The Kentucky Colonel Goes to AA
45
Meena Alexander
Poem: Palpable Elysium
46
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Poem: The Maimed Dancing Men
46
Ranjana Sidhanta Ash
Writers of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain: A Survey of Post-War Fiction in English
47
Ketaki Kushari Dyson
Poem: Movement from a Concerto, Revised
50
Debjani Chatterjee
Poem: Manu’s Wife
50
Prabhu S Guptara
Poem: I: Satan
50
Melanie Silgardo
Poem: Book of Memories
50
Satyendra Srivastava
Poem: Reliving Guernica
50
Sanjeev Richhariya
Poem: The Poetry of Arrival
51
Maya Chowdhury
Poem: She Is
51
Shanta Acharya
Not One of the Myths
51
Malachai Edwin Vethamani
Malaysian, Singaporean and Fijian Writers of the Indian Diaspora
52
Chandran Nair
Poem: Hindu Cremation
54
Satendra Nandan
Poem: Prophecy: Epitaph
54
Amarjit Chandan
Poem: Picture Card from Stockholm
54
Mahendra Solanki
Poem: Memory
55
Essop Patel
Poem: Miriam of Bengal
55
Farouk Asvat
Poem: Jesus
55
Deena Padayachee
Poem: Apartheid
55
Achmat Dangor
Poem: Speaking of History
55
Kriben Pillay
Poem: Of a Photograph in Newsweek 16/9/85
55
Shabbir Banoobhai
Poem: Tazkiya
55
Jeremy Poynting
From Shipwreck to Odyssey: One Hundred Years of Indo-Caribbean Writing
56
Fawzia Afzal Khan
Pakistani Writing in English: 1947 to the Present: A Survey
58
Tariq Latif
Poem: Mud People
62
Moniza Alvi
Poem: Lahore Canal
62
M Athar Tahir
Poem: Indus Horses
62
Saqi Farooqi
Poem: A Silent Poem
62
Jean Arasanayagam
Sri Lankan Writing in English: The Bi-Cultural Experience in a Post-Colonial Context
63
Romesh Gunesekera
Poem: Appetite
65
Indran Amirthanayagam
Poem: Star Over Jaffna
65
Guy Amirthanayagam
Poem: For the Critics
65
Ghulam Murshid
Poem: Modern Bangladesh Writing
66
Kaiser Haq
Poem: Scholar
69
Reviews
Charles Sarvan
The Heinemann Asian Writers Series
70
Nilufer E Bharucha
The Floodgates are Open: Recent Fiction from the Indian Sub-Continent
72
C W Watson
Nine Recent Fiction Publications from India
74
Aiyesha Abbasi
Mirror to the Sun by Aamer Hussein
75
Stephanie Newell
The Eighteenth Parallel by Ashokamitran
Out on Main Street by Shani Mootoo 
Of Customs and Excise by Rachna Mara
77
Mario Relich
Complex Seeing: A Glimpse of Modern Indian Drama: Five Publications
79
Stephen Gray
The Longest Memory by Fred D’Aguiar
Reef by Romesh Gunesekera 
81
Mike Sanders
In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures by Aijaz Ahmed
82
Laura Peters
The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness by Paul Gilroy
84
Dennis Walder
Essays on African Writing l: A Re-evaluation Abdulrazak Gumah, ed
The New Literatures in English by Carole Durix and Jean-Pierre Durix 
86
Bruce King
The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre Martin Banham, Errol Hill, George Woodyard and Olu Obafemi, eds
88
Angus Calder
Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England by Annie E Coombes
89
Karen King-Aribisala
Cry a Whisper by Lucy Sapho
91

Gina Wisker
Flame Tree Time by Elaine Savory
Rain Carvers by Judith Hamilton Caribbean Poetry Series nos. 5 and 6
92

Among the Contributors
95

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