‘Hikayat Pandawa Lima’ Featured in ‘The Book Review’

Harry Aveling’s Hikayat Pandawa Lima, published by Writers Workshop, has been reviewed by Dr Pradip Bhattacharya in The Book Review. He says of the book: “Chock-full of adventures and romance, the flavour is much like the Kathasaritsagara (c. 11th century) and Dashakumaracharita (c. 8th century). Aveling’s introduction provides a valuable framework for reading the chronicle. The publisher Ananda Lal’s list of original Sanskrit names of major characters is extremely helpful in navigating through the plethora of persona peopling the chronicle. […]

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Writers Workshop’s Pride Collection

Writers Workshop takes pride in sharing a shortlist of a few books published by our authors over the last half a century who have contributed to queer writing, celebrating diverse voices and stories that have enriched our literary landscape.

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Writers Workshop Poets Mentioned in the Prestigious JCL

  Five of our books published in 2022 have been featured in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature. This is what the journal says: “Several interesting debut collections appeared from the North-Eastern states. The Tortoise Prince by Gumlat Ong Maio of the Singpho tribe of Arunachal Pradesh is a retelling of fourteen folk tales of the tribe in verse form. The Singphos have no written history and Maio’s recording of these oral folk tales in written form will help document the […]

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Our 19-Volume Mahabharata Completed

We are happy to announce that our 19-volume Mahabharata project is now completed, close to 13 years after Professor P. Lal passed away. The Anuśāsana Parva (Volume XIII), translated by Dr Pradip Bhattacharya, was released in October 2023, marking the end of this massive undertaking. “At the request of Ananda Lal, I was able to complete the very difficult task of translating the Mokshadharma portion of the Sānti Parva (2016). A welcome opportunity to continue my daksinā arose when he […]

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Jayanta Mahapatra (1928-2023)

We are saddened by the demise of the acclaimed Jayanta Mahapatra on August 27. He was the first poet to win the Sahitya Akademi award in English (1981). His contributions to Indian literature were also recognized with the Padma Shri (2009), though he felt compelled to return it in 2015 to protest “rising intolerance in India”. Born to Christian parents in Cuttack, Odisha, Mahapatra authored many books, including 27 collections of poetry–seven in Odia and the rest in English, now […]

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‘When the Flowers Begin to Speak’ Wins WE Award

We are pleased to announce that Sonali Pattnaik’s book, When the Flowers Begin to Speak, published in 2021 by Writers Workshop, has received the inaugural WE Illumination Award 2023 and WE Scrolls of Honour 2023, jointly conferred by the WE Literary community. Congratulations, Ms Pattnaik!

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Reprint of River Poems ~ 2023

We are pleased to announce the reprint of Mamang Dai‘s River Poems! Mamang Dai says, “I am thrilled to have this reprint. It is like a homecoming considering my long association with Writers Workshop, and also wonderful that River Poems is still with this steadfastly non-profit, non-political team committed to publishing poetry. That is the honour!” Author: Mamang Dai Pages: 92 Year of Publication: First published 2004, Second revised and expanded edition 2013, Reprint 2023 Price: Rs 400 ISBN: 978-93-5045-065-9 (9789350450659)

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Pirated Edition of One of Our Publications

It has come to our attention that a pirated edition of our publication, Mrityunjaya ~ The Death Conqueror, is being sold on sites like Amazon and Flipkart, and in a few bookstores too. Please go through the images in this post. The first image on the right will show you the back and front covers of the pirated edition. The second and third image (below) will show you the cover design of the authentic edition we have brought out. Writers […]

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