Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana

Anil Menon has announced the cover for the forthcoming Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana, edited by Anil Menon and Vandana Singh. The anthology will be published by Zubaan Books in India. Here’s the cover, and the list of contributors!


Molshree Ambastha Kalyug Amended
Neelanjana Banerjee Exile
Priya Sarukkai Chabria Fragments from The Book of Beauty

Indrapramit Das Sita’s Descent
Rana Dasgupta The Billionaire’s Sleep
Abha Dawesar The Good King
Sucharita Dutta-Asane Sita to Vaidehi — Another Journey

Lavanya Karthik Day of the Deer
Tabish Khair Weak Heart
Swapna Kishore Regressions
Kuzhali Manickavel The Ramayana as an American Reality Television Show: Internet Activity Following the Mutilation of Surpanakha
Sharanya Manivannan (Tharini Manivannan) Petrichor

Mary Anne Mohanraj The Princess in the Forest

Shweta Narayan Falling into the Earth
Pratap Reddy Vaidehi and her Earth Mother
Julia A. Rosenthal The Mango Grove
Pervin Saket The Chance
Vandana Singh Oblivion: A Journey
K.Srilata Game of Asylum Seekers (Women)
Aishwarya Subramanian Making
Lavie Tidhar This, Other World
Tori Truslow Machanu Visits The Underworld
Deepak Unnikrishnan Sarama
Abirami Velliangiri Great Disobedience


7 thoughts on “Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana

  1. Thanks Lavie. Two corrections. First, size constraints prevented us from including Rana Dasgupta’s fine story, much to our regret (however, it can be found in his collection, Tokyo Canceled). Second, the contributors include the award-winning playwright Manjula Padmanabhan’s ‘The Other Woman’.

  2. As a scholar and avid reader of Indian sf (and sf in general), I am really excited about this. Will this be available shortly?

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