New Dalit Writing

“If there is not a single dalit who is an editor of a national daily, an anchor on TV channels, or a member of (industry bodies) FICCI or CII, it is not by incident, but by virtue of the doctrine of untouchability.” So wrote Chandra Bhan Prasad in 2000 in his “Dalit Diary” column in The Pioneer. 

from Dalit Writing – Speaking from the Shadows, Mint; 2013

“Dalit writing in India has often thrived away from the focus of the so-called mainstream industry in metropolises – the hundreds of small publishers and stalls that throng every celebration of Ambedkar’s birth or death anniversary stand testimony to the resilience and reach of small booklets and novels of anti-caste literature. These new writers are aware of this legacy and are intent on taking this forward – in English.”

from A new horizon in Dalit writing; Hindustan Times, 2018


Call for submissions –

Fiction (Min 2,500 words),
Essays (Min 2,000 words),
Poetry (Min 3) and
Reviews (Open)

Payment – $10 – $15, per contributor

Looking to publish up to 20 writers
Submissions open: 15th September, 2020
Deadline: 15th December, 2020

Email: submissions@thebombayreview.com
Email Subject: Submission: Dalit Writing: Your Name
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No submission fees.