Friday, August 19, 2022

Bridging India Together and Taking India to the World

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“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

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IR
Editorial Team of Indian Ruminations.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Crumbled up bits of poetry and yes, that feeling like you are a national waste since all you can do is write stupid lines that no one seems to understand. I am a twenty year old student and remember having written my first poem when i was eight. Twelve years of trying to be like Keats or Tagore. That familiar jubilant one hour immediately after writing a poem, and the subsequent emptiness… yes, i know what you are thinking about. A poet writes for himself, to express himself. Why on earth should he care if the rest of the world is following him and his writings?
    It might have been alright for John Ruskin to brag about the “thirst for applause” being the first “infirmity” of weak minds and so on but trust me, appreciation is life’s breath for the artist. How much ever you talk about personal satisfaction, there is something about cold negligence that that kill a soul. 
    And there are tons and tons of souls getting killed in this country over the years…
    So hurray for information technology!!! 
    And all the best to this brand new venture to blossom into a….. well, into this really really big thing 🙂

  2. Reading the quotation above from the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, it immediately struck me that the man who really ought to be accredited with the saying, “Truth is beauty and beauty is truth, That’s all ye know on earth and that’s all ye need ever know” is John Keats, one of the most sensitive of English poets. Right where right belongs!

  3. I have always thought westerners use the word “philosopher” rather loosely. It could mean ..a thinker, or a man of logic & reasoning, or a spiritual aspirant, or a seer, or a man of wisdom, or the real philosopher who could be described as a person who approaches truth through mind to explain the riddles of life ! In the Emerson’s quote, the apt word should have been SEER. A poet sees beyond !
    In his moments of creativity, his consciousness rises to a higher level and he sees a harmony and beauty in otherwise dull aspects of life. Then truth in beauty and beauty in truth emerges to the fore. And further, the compartments of past, present and future blurs shaking the foundations of the concept of time. That is how poetry sometimes become prophecies ! Thanks,

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