“The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth which is beauty, is the aim of both” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What web journals have done to poetry, literature and budding writers world wide is something revolutionary. Now no literature is isolated and no poet has to write a poem only to throw it into the dustbin after reading and rereading himself. No more a poet from a remote village has to wait for eons unsuccessfully to see his hundredth unread poem on print (written with much pain and hope). The so called self imposed literary masters now have no hold on rejecting and sending back the works of budding writers with a tag ‘third rate’. Thus the advent of new millennium with its world wide web has brought with it a golden era for poetry and literature.
In this backdrop popped up the idea of starting a literary web journal especially for Indian English writing and writers, a much neglected one. Its primary motive is giving enough space to the poets and writers who write in Indian English. It will surely be a launching pad for budding writers. But its main objective is producing quality Indian English literature to reflect all forms of Indian life with a social responsibility and to enrich Indian English as a separate English variety. By doing this Indian Ruminations will bridge India together, take India to the world and bring the world to India.
In Indian Ruminations separate space is provided for poetry, short story, essay and book review. Interview with a writer and art gallery are the other highlights. Through feedbacks and discussion forums readers can actively involve in the discussions and other activities. There is a plan to feature a foreign writer in each issue.
Indian Ruminations is well supported by the New Voices Writers’ Circle. We whole heartedly thank all our colleagues, friends, family members, literary enthusiasts and well wishers who have supported us in different capacities to realize this venture. We expect your enthusiastic participation and support in future too. Your comments and suggestions about Indian Ruminations are welcome.
Come let us explore together all the meandering avenues of life.
“To have great poets there must be great audiences too” – Walt Whitman
Sandhya S N
J T Jayasingh