Indian Literature (journal)

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Indian Literature is an English-language literary journal published bi-monthly by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters. The current Editor of the journal is Yashodhara Mishra. Previous Editors of the journal include K. Satchidanandan, H.S. Shivaprakash and A. J. Thomas.

Official journal of the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters[edit]

The Sahitya Akademi [1] first launched Indian Literature in 1957 as a half-yearly journal in English that chronicled the activities of the Akademi. In the words of Krishna Kripalani, the first editor of Indian Literature, the modest aim of the journal was:

  1. To help the writers and readers in the various languages of India to know each other better
  2. To coordinate literary activities in the various Indian languages and
  3. Supply and propagate information regarding Indian literature.

Over the years the journal has changed its outlook and now, besides Akademi activities, it also showcases contemporary literary criticism, original creative literary output (in the form of English translation) from different parts of India in the 24 recognized Indian languages as well as the many minor languages like Bhojpuri, Tulu, Manipuri and Kui, etc.

The journal completed its 50th year in the year 2007. At present Indian Literature is a bi-monthly affair, and steps are being taken to make it monthly.[clarification needed]

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