"Strengthening our critical community by facilitating communication among us all."

Spring-Summer-Monsoon 2001

Dear Fellow Critic:

An autonomous group of critics (two of three being professors in India) is conducting an India-wide survey of critics writing in all the Indian languages (including English, which likely will be predominant). We are aiming to send an open-ended questionnaire to anyone presently active who has published at least one book of criticism (or several essays) in the past ten or so years. We believe that publishing such a survey of critical approaches, opinions and projects underway will help to build a stronger, more productive sense of community among critics within India. This effect should encourage less dependence on privileged elites and/or foreign resources, and greater self-awareness, interchange and cooperation, empowering individual critics and autonomous, more local and personally satisfying, groups.