Of Indian Origin: Writings From Australia
Paul Sharrad (Ed.) and Meeta C. Padmanabhan (Ed.)
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Of Indian Origin is a dazzling collection of short stories and poetry by Australian writers of Indian origin. Cultures collide as children encounter racism in the playgrounds of Canberra, migrant women scrounge for a living nursing Melbourne's elderly, and a young author moves to a strange and unfamiliar country where she suffers from dreamlessness. These searing works bring new meaning to the field of ‘Asian-Australian writing’ and new perspectives on the Indian diasporic experience. Though the field of Indian-Australian writing is still small, this vibrant mix of emerging and established writers shows it is by no means a homogenous entity. Bold, experimental and wildly original, Of Indian Origin unapologetically tackles issues of home and provides a unique overview of how Indian-Australian literary writing has developed over half a century.

Paul Sharrad is a Senior Fellow in English Literatures at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He co-edited Volume 12 of the Oxford History of the Novel in English and contributes regularly to ‘The Year’s Work in English Studies’.

Of Indian origin herself, Meeta Chatterjee Padmanabhan lives and works in Australia. She teaches research, academic and professional writing at the University of Wollongong, and is one of the co-founding editors of the writers’ collective Southern Crossings.

Mena Kashmiri Abdullah Hadji-Jack | Chupatty Chant
Mary Holliday Phoenix Unbidden
Vinay K. Verma whales for breakfast and dolphins for tea
                                                        negative personality | New migrant
Amitava Ray                                   Journey | excerpts from Baby Tiger
K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar Unfinished Continent | Opera House Visited
                                                        A Camp of God
Patricia Pengilley The Case of the Vanishing Princess: Sally’s Tale
Meeta Chatterjee Erasure | Landscape: Travelling through South Australia | Bakhtin Said…  On Writing a Poem
Sudesh Mishra Mt Abu: St Xavier’s Church | Feejee III | Dear Syd | Self-Reflection
                                                        Indian-Australian Association: Annual General Meeting

Manik Datar Point of No Return
Christopher Cyrill What Withers and What Remains
Subhash Jaireth Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill
Moses Aaron King Solomon’s Ring
Bernadette Inez Earle Leaving: 1969
Rihana Sultan Not a House but a Home
Brij Lal Kismet
Suneeta Peres da Costa Dreamless
Shalini Akhil Destiny
Satendra Nandan At the Surgery | Personal | A Remembrance | In Between
Manisha Anjali Fever Dreams
Glenn D’Cruz ‘Where are you coming from, Sir?’
Roanna Gonsalves                          Curry Muncher 3.0
Aditi Gouvernel                               Wei-Li and Me
Maria Preethi Srinivasan                Explosion Contained | Refugee | You Need to Know and Yet…
Sunil Badami                                  Rebecca
Pooja Mittal                                    too fond | the veil | turandot | rehabilitation | pilgrim
Michelle Cahill                                Beauty Tips | Five Sijo for My Raider | The Sadhu
Christopher Raja                            Warwick, Rupert and Me
Rashida Murphy                             The Moon Still Speaks
Aashish Kaul                                  Load Shedding
Sukhmani Khorana                        Under my feet | Tea Estate
Chetna Prakash                             The Pop-up Linen Store
Robert Wood                                  Whiskey Wheat Country | Backwater, Frontwater
Anupama Pilbrow                           The bone is a long and solid bone | semiautomatic
Rashmi Patel                                  Mercy
Sumedha Iyer                                 Over the Rainbow

Release Date : 01-Oct-2018 Venue : Student Activity Centre, Miranda House, Delhi.
1. Of Indian Origin: Writings From Australia | The Sunday Guardian, New Delhi, 24 June 2018
2. Best Anthology - Mascara Avant-gare Awards | 9 March 2019
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