Cover Photo: Botanical illustration of a keteki flower that's native to Assam.
Detail of a colored lithograph, 1780, after J. Forbes, 1812/Wellcome Collection

Living in Translation, or Why I Love Daffodils, an Unpopular Postcolonial Flower

For generations, Indians had to learn a poem about a flower most would rarely see.

Aesop’s Fables

These parameters—of living in perennial translation, and accepting that not everything is accessible—were foundational to me as a writer.

Decolonising the Mind Scroll.in,

Things Fall ApartSong of SolomonPride and PrejudiceTales from ShakespeareDotal Hatir Uye Khowa Howdah The Moth Eaten Howdah of the Tusker).

Moth Eaten

The First Promise:

The First Promise


The First Promise

TheNamesake

The Namesake

If you have the questioning mind of a writer, it is hard to like the poem. If you are an anglophile, you would love the flower without ever seeing or touching it.

TheLos Angeles Review of Books

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The Shadow Lines


The Namesake,The Interpreter of Maladies


My entire life is a lie.



Aruni Kashyap is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia and the author of two books of fiction: The House With a Thousand Stories (Penguin) and His Father's Disease (Westland Books).  You can find more of his work on www.arunikashyap.com and on Instagram/ Twitter @arunikashyap