Text by Ritwika Roy & Kajori Patra Illustrations by Ahona Das When we started ACLiSA in 2021, we did not imagine that we would be holding our first conference in August 2022, within a year of functioning. Yet, when Ritwika, one of our co-founders, proposed to the team that we collaborate with the Department of … Continue reading Some Excerpts from our first Conference: Narratives of Criminality, Punishment and Social Justice in CYA Literature
Every time she looks in the mirror, Ananya braces herself for the voices in her head that insist on calling her “Fat bitch” … The title of the book brings to mind the recurring dialogue of the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” But while the queen in the popular fairytale recognizes Snow White as her enemy, for Ananya, it is her own body
Mayil Will Not Be Quiet!
Written by Niveditha Subramaniam, Sowmya Rajendran Tulika Publishers, 2011, 104 pages, ISBN: 978-81-8146-855-0 By Ahona Das Mayil Will Not Be Quiet! by Niveditha Subramaniam and Sowmya Rajendran, is the story of young Mayil Ganeshan who refuses to conform. It is a love letter to all young girls who, throughout their childhood and adolescent years, have … Continue reading Mayil Will Not Be Quiet!
When Amma Went Away
Written by Devika Rangachari CBT, 2002, 120 pages, ISBN: 8170119286 By Ahona Das When Nalini finds out that her mother has been selected for a very prestigious research project that only few people ever get a chance in, her heart both fills with pride and breaks. The project is in Singapore and as a result … Continue reading When Amma Went Away
The Art and The Artist
We wrote about our logo and briefly introduced its designer in the “About Us” section of our website. Here’s a freewheeling chat with its little maker on art, aaina, apologies and more!