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Setu Bilingual सेतु पत्रिका Setu---a monthly, bilingual journal in Hindi and English---is an international collaboration based in Pittsburgh, USA. Setu is a cross-cultural bridge for the world literature; bringing together diversity, fine taste and democratic voices of the arts.

Setu, a monthly online journal is edited by an international board of talented Hindi and English authors, poets, journalists and critics from across the planet. Setu means a bridge in Sanskrit and many Indic languages. Becoming a cross-cultural bridge for the world literature is one of the main objectives of Setu. पिट्सबर्ग से प्रकाशित मासिक पत्रिका सेतु का सम्पादन संसार भर के चुने हुए सम्पादकों द्वारा किया जा रहा है. संसार की दो सबसे बडी भाषाओं में एक साथ प्रकाशित स्वतंत्र भाष्यों के साहित्यिक योगदानकर्ताओं में स्थानीय साहित्यकारों के साथ-साथ विश्व भर के अनिवासी लेखक और पत्रकार शामिल हैं. जैसा कि सेतु नाम से स्पष्ट है, यह पत्रिका साहित्य सागर में एक सेतु की भूमिका निभाने को तैयार है.

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29/09/2020
Celebrating a Life Extraordinary: The Mahatma and his Legacy

Meenakshi Mohan from USA pays a tribute to an incerdible human being who delivered a grateful nation from the British Raj. And also shares her painting of this inspirational figure.

Authors come together to remember Father of the Nation and his philosophy, as his birthday approaches on October 2.

Another ongoing Setu initiative---Reviving the Enduring Legacy of an Immortal.

28/09/2020
Celebrating the Mahatma: Life and Legacy

Anita Nahal from USA pays this lyrical tribute to an incerdible human being who delivered a grateful nation from the British Raj.
Authors come together to remember Father of the Nation and his philosophy, as his birthday approaches on October 2.
Another ongoing Setu initiative---Reviving the Enduring Legacy of an Immortal.

28/09/2020
Celebrating the Mahatma: Life and Legacy

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy remembers Bapu and offers this homage to an exceptional human being who delivered a grateful nation from the British Raj.
Authors come together to remember Father of the Nation and his philosophy, as his birthday approaches on October 2.
Another ongoing Setu initiative---Reviving the Enduring Legacy of an Immortal.

27/09/2020
Celebrating the Life and Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi through Words

Biographer of Bapu, Santosh Bakaya, reads a moving tribute from her acclaimed book "The Ballad of the Bapu" to an exceptional human being who delivered a grateful nation from the British Raj.

Authors come together to remember Father of the Nation and his philosophy, as his birthday approaches on October 2.

Another ongoing Setu initiative---Reviving the Enduring Legacy of an Immortal.

26/09/2020
Celebrating the Life and Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

Molly Joseph recites her homage to Bapu who delivered a grateful nation from the British Raj.
Authors remember Father of the Nation and his philosophy as his birthday approaches on October 2.
Another ongoing Setu initiative---Reviving the Enduring Legacy of a Legend.

25/09/2020
The Apostle of Peace: Remembering Bapu and his Legacy

Mitali Chakravarty pays a heart-felt tribute to the Father of the Nation via her poem "Bapu".

Celebrations begin for the upcoming birthday of the Apostle of Peace: Mahatma Gandhi and his Teachings through this ongoing Setu initiative.

Let us follow his teachings in our own daily practices.

23/09/2020
Remembering Bapu: Legacy and Relevance

Laksmisree Banerjee pays a poetic tribute to the Father of the Nation through this piece: Tryst with Humanity.
Celebrations begin for the upcoming birthday of the Apostle of Peace: Mahatma Gandhi and his Teachings through this Setu initiative.
Let us follow his teachings in our own daily practices.

22/09/2020

Remembering Bapu and Practising his teachings:
October 2nd is a sacred day for a nation that got freedom under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Gandhian legacy and vision are more relevant now as they were last century for India and the world.
In a series of tributes, I would like to initially invite some of the distinguished voices to do video- readings for Setu, as we plan to begin celebrations for his birthday now---and continue throughout October.
Therefore, I request Santosh Bakaya---also our guest-editor for October special edition on beloved Father of the Nation--- to do an excerpt from her book The Ballad of the Bapu.
I also request Rameshwer Singh; Padmaja Iyengar- Paddy; Mitali Chakravarty Megha Sood; Meenakshi Mohan; Anita Nahal and Gopal Lahiri, among others, to recite a three-five minute video poem/s on the relevance of Bapu.
These luminaries, I am sure, will extend their support to another venture by us at Setu.
Please send the videos at the regular Setu email address, preferably in a We Share or other modes for easy downloading and posting, after the editorial approval: [email protected].
This is a first list of invites and will expand soon. If other friends are interested in contributing to this great cause, let me know via the comment box.
Looking forward to your responses.
Thanks.

Here is another call from Setu for a special edition to be guest-edited by the noted scholar Nabanita Sengupta:Translati...
10/09/2020
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Here is another call from Setu for a special edition to be guest-edited by the noted scholar Nabanita Sengupta:
Translation and Women – Exploring the Indian Subcontinent

Translation as an act exists in the intersection of the creative and the critical. In engaging with different
language systems it opens up new dialogic spaces. In a world that is becoming largely intolerant of
multiple perspectives and where survival of a number of languages are becoming a matter of concern,
translation can be one of the important means to pave the way for a more democratic and polyphonic
world by allowing voices across boundaries of state and culture. A significant translation is therefore as
much a political choice as it is a creative one. In the Indian Subcontinent, one of the richest multilingual
regions of the world, where language demography ranges from less than a hundred, as in the case of
Andamanese to a few lakhs in case of some major languages, translation is bound to play a significant
role. As a two way device, it can both abet as well as foster linguistic hegemony, depending on the way
it is used. But its role is not limited to just that. The contribution of translation in bringing marginalised
voices from the periphery to centre is also important from the perspective of gender studies. Women in
translation – both as translator as well as authors to be translated, have not received due attention.
There is a rich tradition of women’s literature within the subcontinent but they remain largely rooted in
their respective languages. Translation can play an important role here in building up a conversation
across cultures and languages and let women’s voices reach a wider audience.
This edition of SETU will focus on Translation and Women in the Indian Subcontinent. Articles and
translated literature (of all genres), interviews and book reviews within 2500 words are invited from
interested scholars and translators in topics related but not limited to –
1. Women translators in Indian subcontinent
2. Translating women authors belonging to the subcontinent
3. Bridging the subcontinent with the rest of the world
4. Translations of poem, fiction, drama and other genres
5. Book reviews of important works of translation by women from the subcontinent
6. Interviews of women translators belonging to the subcontinent
Contributors are requested to go through the given link and follow the guidelines while submitting their
work.
Link: https://www.setumag.com/p/write-for-setu.html
Deadline for contributor’s submission – 10 th November 2020
Submit your contribution to [email protected]

Call for papers for Setu Bilingual Journal

Here is an open call about the most inspiring person Mahatma Gandhi.Setu is pleased to pay homage to Bapu who continues ...
29/08/2020
Write for Setu

Here is an open call about the most inspiring person Mahatma Gandhi.
Setu is pleased to pay homage to Bapu who continues to motivate and talk of love and non-violence for a divided and strife torn world.
The October special edition is going to be guest-edited by the well-known writer and a Gandhian: Santosh Bakaya who has authored two best-selling books on Bapu and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is the call:
It is indeed an honor to be asked to guest edit the special edition on Gandhi [October issue of Setu Mahatma Gandhi: Legacy and relevance], an e-magazine I am very proud to be associated with.
Thanks a ton Dr. Sunil Sharma and Team Setu for this huge responsibility.
Mahatma Gandhi: Legacy and relevance.
October 2 is the birth anniversary of a moral colossus, who walked this earth, armed with the powerful weapons of truth and nonviolence which, to him were as old as the hills and which he sharpened and honed, treading from Champaran to Kheda, Dandi to Quit India Movement, winning many a difficult battle and vaulting over many an insurmountable hurdle.
The partition of India, against which he fought tooth and nail, had devastated him, because for him Hindu- Muslim unity had to be the bedrock of India, an epitome of communal harmony based on a union of hearts. It seemed to be a defeat for all that he stood for, but still this nonviolent crusader continued using his powerful weapons, his soft, feathery voice shaking many from a comatose stupor, shaming many into guilt and healing hearts, exemplifying Gurudeb Tagore’s words
Trample the thorns under the thy tread
And along the blood lined track walk alone
A man who turned General Smuts from an adversary into an admirer, exemplifying the triumph of satyagraha; on his seventieth birthday , Smuts wrote , ‘It was my fate to be the antagonist of a man for whom even then I had the highest respect ….he never lost his temper or succumbed to hate ...’
shocked the refined sensibilities of the aristocratic Winston Churchill, who did not hesitate to call him the half- naked- fakir, inspired respect in Judge Broomfield, filled King George Fifth with wrath, negotiated on equal terms with Lord Irwin, mesmerized people with his toothless charm, was an ordinary man who rose above all petty things to emerge as an extraordinary moral monolith, a peace icon who inspired leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela.
When Obama visited India in 2010, he hailed Gandhi as “a hero not just to India but to the world.” In 2015, visiting Rajghat, he again hailed him, “May we always live in this spirit of love and peace -among all people.”
No matter what the critics say, Bapu is for all times – love and peace are for all times. He has the resilience to stay, he has the charisma to hold on with his potent weapons of love, forgiveness and peace.
Non-violence was the first article of his faith, let us march towards the future holding aloft the baton of love, nonviolence and peace or else be ready to hurtle headlong down an abyss of despair.
In the undercurrents of hatred, now is the time to prick our ears to his message of love and remember that an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will make the whole world blind. Why yearn for this blindness?
So, let us revive his message of nonviolence, love and peace and pay our heartfelt tributes to Bapu.
The time is now! Or never!
We would be looking forward to your prose and poetry on the Theme of Mahatma Gandhi: Legacy and relevance.
Prose pieces not more than 1000 words.
Poetry – 15 lines
some broad themes:
Satyagraha and Nonviolence
Khadi and Charkha
Impact of Gandhian philosophy
His principle of Trusteeship
Sarvodaya
Gandhi and Youth
Women empowerment and Gandhi
The contemporary relevance of Gandhi
Submission guidelines:
---Times Roman font 14 and no PDFS, only MS-Word doc attachments allowed.
---A declaration of originality and no-plagiarism by the submitting contributor
We will maintain an unbiased and high-quality selection of the submissions
The pieces to be sent along with a brief bio note and pic of the contributors to: [email protected]
Meanwhile, please visit:
For other relevant details regarding the submission guidelines, please refer to:
---https://www.setumag.com/p/write-for-setu.html
Submission deadline for contributors: September 25, 2020
Thanks.
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Call for papers for Setu Bilingual Journal

Open Call for September edition of Setu by prominent author-memoirist, Lopa Banerjee:We at Setu mag announce our forthco...
20/08/2020
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Open Call for September edition of Setu by prominent author-memoirist, Lopa Banerjee:

We at Setu mag announce our forthcoming edition with special focus on memoirs, personal essays/narrative nonfiction, to be guest-edited by Lopa Banerjee, author, poet and faculty of creative writing, Richland College and Texas Christian University, USA.

Accomplishments of Setu as an acclaimed literary journal:

With 1,579,644---page views, Setu mag published from Pittsburgh, USA remains one of the top 10 Asian journals, as per The Bombay Review report, also listed with Duotrope, the numero uno database of Literary journals and small presses globally.

Regarding the theme of the upcoming edition of Setu mag:

"Good memoirs are a careful work of construction."

--William Zinsser: Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir

The memory of our lives could be called its own bit of creative nonfiction. How can one seek meaning and resonance in his/her memories while crafting them into compelling stories that bring structure, coherence? What is the creative interpretation of our life stories when memory is married to imagination, and how can we narrate the details of our experiences in terms of family, in terms of writing the physical world around us? Also, how can we as writers write personal stories as a cathartic act as well as a piece of art?

We would be looking forward to your personal essays, creative nonfiction and narrative storytelling pieces based on your creative approach to these questions.

Prose length: 700 to 1500 words ideally (for exceptionally written narratives, we might consider longer pieces)

Submission guidelines:

---Times Roman font 14 and no PDFS, only MS-Word doc attachments allowed.

---A declaration of originality and no-plagiarism by the submitting contributor

We will maintain an unbiased and high-quality selection of the submissions

The pieces to be sent along with a brief bio note and pic of the contributors to:

--- [email protected]

For other relevant details regarding the submission guidelines, please refer to:

---https://www.setumag.com/p/write-for-setu.html

Submission deadline for contributors: September 20, 2020

Thanks.

Call for papers for Setu Bilingual Journal

15/08/2020

Bipin Tiwari, a young poet from Sikkim, dedicates this video poem to India on her 74th Independence Day.

Setu celebrates with him the fervor:

15/07/2020
Bashabi Fraser reads Usha Kishore for Setu series

Poet-professor Bashabi Fraser reading select poetry of the poet-academic Usha Kishore for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:
Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy the reciprocal recitations by the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.

Best,
Editor

15/07/2020
Usha Kishore reads Bashabi Fraser for Setu series

Poet-academic Usha Kishore reads select poetry of the poet-professor Bashabi Fraser for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:
Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy the reciprocal recitations by the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.

Best,
Editor

12/07/2020

Remembering Henry David Thoreau's birthday (Jul 12, 1817) as National Simplicity Day

10/07/2020
Sutanuka Ghosh Roy reads Sharmila Ray for Setu

Poet-academic, Sutanuka Ghosh Roy reads select poetry of the poet-academic, Sharmila Ray, for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:
Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy these mutual recitations by some of the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.
Stay safe.

Best,
Editor

07/07/2020

Basudhara Roy, poet-academic, reads select poetry of the poet-editor-academic, Jaydeep Sarangi, for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:

Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy these mutual recitations by some of the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.

Best,
Editor

07/07/2020
Doctor Reading a Doctor: Jatinder S. Bhogal and Sanjay Sharma

Poet-doctor, Jatinder Singh Bhogal, performs select poetry of the poet-doctor, Sanjay Sharma, for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:

Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy these mutual recitations by some of the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.

Best,

Editor

06/07/2020

Doctors read Doctors:
Sanjay Sharma, poet-doctor, does a return performance of the select poetry of the fellow poet-doctors: Rameshwer Singh and Jatinder Singh Bhogal, for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:

Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy these mutual recitations by some of the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.
Best,
Editor

06/07/2020
Laksmisree Banerjee reads Mitali Chakravarty for the Setu series

Poet-academic, Laksmisree Banerjee, reads select poetry of the poet-editor, Mitali Chakravarty, for the second Setu initiative, a video series on:
Peer Reading and Rendition

Please enjoy these mutual recitations by some of the eminent authors brought specially for you.

Take care.

Best,
Editor

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