Issue no. 11 mar 2019
homelands far away
Two poems: The Oral Lyric of Life by Chandramohan S
Three Poems: The Lost Mango Tree by Sonnet Mondal
Three Poems: Father Vaskode’s Lesson by Pitambar Naik
Me and Meena at the Marsh by Salil Chaturvedi
The House at 43, Hill Road by Selma Carvalho
Musings by Ben Antao
Sita Valles: A Revolutionary Until Death by Savia Viegas
Pio Gama Pinto: Kenya’s Unsung Martyr, 1927-1965 by Selma Carvalho
A Set of Glass Bangles retold by Heta Pandit
Oviyos translated from the Marathi to English
In Search of Shakespeare’s Bookshop by Ben Antao
Birds by Cordelia B Francis
The Metamorphosis of Hunger by Bina Datwani
Song Sung Blue: Caste, Culture and Consent
In conversation with Savia Viegas about her new book
Luso-Indians: A Mandarin Class by Selma Carvalho
Finding Father: A Norwegian-Goan Story by Selma Carvalho
F N Souza: Rethinking Representation by Jugneeta Sudan
Understanding Loretti Pinto: An Artist At Work by Jugneeta Sudan
It is hard to believe that we are already into our third year of publishing the journal. My deepest gratitude to Rochelle Potkar who has been with the journal since its inception in 2017, and Jessica Faleiro who joined in 2018. We now welcome Jugneeta Sudan as Art Review Editor, but Jugneeta has already contributed substantially to the journal. The journal takes many collective hours of sourcing, planning and editing to come to fruition. Without my fellow editors’ input, commissioning and support, the journal would not have been sustained. Writing is always a solitary affair but we must do all we can to build community, and create social and intellectual capital. That is what drives us at the JRLJ, and as such we are committed to featuring new, aspiring literary voices and artists, but also reviewing or showcasing the work of established writers.
The issue is titled, ‘Homelands Far Away,’ as yet again we focus on the contributions of Goans in the diaspora, political activists such as Pio Gama Pinto in Kenya and Sita Valles in Angola, and the mandarin class of doctors, empire created in Bombay. In Finding Father: A Norwegian-Goan Story, we look at what it means to be a biracial Goan. There are wonderful short stories and poems to enjoy, an interview with author Savia Viegas and an art review which focus on the new literary and artistic work coming out of Goa.
Banner image courtesy of poet Salil Chaturvedi. The marshlands of Goa.
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