Indian Literature (journal)

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Indian Literature  
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cover page (Nov. Dec. 2008 issue)
Subject Literature
Language English
Edited by Yashodhara Mishra
Publication details
Frequency bi-monthly

Indian Literature is official English Language literary journal published bi-monthly by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters.

History and profile[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:[2]

  1. To help the writers and readers in the various languages of India to know each other better, i.e. a focus on translations to and from Indian languages;
  2. To coordinate literary activities in the various Indian languages; and,
  3. To supply and propagate information regarding Indian literature.

The current editor of the journal is Yashodhara Mishra. Previous Editors of the journal include K. Satchidanandan, H.S. Shivaprakash and A. J. Thomas.

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 Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tulu, Meitei and Kui, etc.

The journal completed its 50th year in 2007. In 2014, Indian Literature was a bi-monthly journal.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sahitya Akademi Archived February 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Editorial Note". Indian Literature. 1 (1): 1–3. 1957-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Indian Literature". Sahitya Akademi. 

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