In Myriad Hues


We have handpicked entries for this issue of ELJ. We wanted to give it myriad shades to cater to the readers with varying taste. We are happy to have featured the young and very talented American poet Dustin Pickering. Jhilam Chattaraj, who is an acclaimed literary interviewer, has done an amazing job as she probes deep into the making of the poet.

Shikhandin’s piece on contemporary trends in Indian English poetry is a value addition to ELJ. It talks about the publishers who are working relentlessly on poetry for past few years.

With an engaging mix of poetry, nonfiction and fiction the current issue will be cherished more as readers unveil the secrets of spiritual India in the essay, “Exploring the Inexplicable up the Himalayas,” by Debarati Chakraborty.

As I conclude this very brief editorial note let me tell you, we have scheduled the second chapter of Ethos Literary Festival on November 23 and 24. Please feel free to join us here in Calcutta no matter where you live.

Read on!

Kiriti Sengupta

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Kiriti Sengupta, who has recently been awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize (2018) for this outstanding contribution to literature, is a poet, editor, translator and publisher from Calcutta, India. He has published nine books of poetry and prose, including Solitary Stillness, Reflections on Salvation, The Earthen Flute, A Freshman’s Welcome, Healing Waters Floating Lamps, The Reverse Tree, My Dazzling Bards, My Glass of Wine, The Reciting Pens, and The Unheard I; two books of translation, Desirous Water by Sumita Nandy, Poem Continuous—Reincarnated Expressions by Bibhas Roy Chowdhury; and he is the co-editor of five anthologies, Scaling Heights, Jora Sanko–The Joined Bridge, Epitaphs, Sankarak, and Selfhood. Sengupta’s poems have been anthologized both nationally and internationally, in Kritya, Taj Mahal Review, Labyrinth, Grey Sparrow Journal, Oddball Magazine, Dukool, Wilderness House Literary Review, and elsewhere. To know more about Sengupta, visit


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