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The Bombay Literary Magazine’s mission is to publish fine literature and promote a writerly perspective on narratives. We publish stories, poetry, essays, creative nonfiction, photo-essays, and graphic fiction in the months of April, August and December. Our current issue is Issue 56 (December 2023).  Submissions for Issue 57 (April 2024) will open on January 01, 2024.

Look around, click whatever, and take wing. Welcome to The Bombay Literary Magazine.

Cover Image:  Jangarh Singh Shyam. Barasingha. Pigment on paper. (1980s). 13.7 cm x 23.3 cm. Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru.  To learn more about Jangarh’s ouevre, its marketing and  contextualisation, see  Jyontindra Jain’s Jangarh Singh Shyam: A Conjuror’s Archive (Mapin Publishing, 2019).  For a personal account of Jangarh Singh Shyam, see Venkat Raman Singh Shyam’s memoir Finding My Way (Navayana Publishers, 2016). Finally, as a category, “Gond art”, like the term “tribal art”, is a social construct; Ranjit Hoskote has a brief but insightful essay on the limits of such typologies.

CURRENT ISSUE

Current Issue: Visual Narratives

Current Issue: Graphic Fiction

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