It seems no one on the web is interested in Indian SF especially Hindi SciFi which is now coming out of a very long period of oblivion and annonimity.Recent efforts to popularize it by Indian sci Fi writers' Association(ISFWA) is commendable .ISFWA is an autonomous organization with at least 50 active sf writers as it's member.It's quarterly publication of sf stories' VIGYAN KATHA'is first of its kind in India.
Science Fiction Writers Meet In India
8th sci fi writers conference was inaugurated by messiah of Indian sci fi writing Jayant Narlikar.It was an unforgetable experience for me.Participants from many Indian languages and regions expressed their concerns over the state of sf writing in Hindi,Tamil,Marathi,Bengla.Assami,Kannad,Malayalam etc.Auarangabad,Maharastra,India thus became a launch-pad for making Indian scifi a global phenomenon.The dates of the great event ie11 and 12th nov 06shall remain with the golden tinge in history of Indian sci fi.Now looking forward to seeing such a nice event again possibly in Varanasi,cultural and spirutual city of India.
Indian scifi meets Jayant Narlikar
A grand scifi writers meet was organised by Indian assosiation of sci fi studies(IASFS),Vellore,Andhra Pradesh,India on 11th and 12th Nov 06 at Aurangabad,a historical city of Maharastra state of India in cllaboration with Marathi Vigyan Parishad and Viggyan Prasar,New Delhi.The event was inaugurated by messiah of Indian scifi, Jayant Narlikar who spoke at length on many aspects of sci fi,its defininition,good and bad scifi,Indianness in sci fi etc.It was infact 8th Indian scifi writers conference and was represented by warlords of sf writers of many Indian languages including Hindi,Bengla,Assami,Kannad,Marathi,Telagu,Malayalam etc.Another attraction of the event was a lively video conferecing with James Gunn,Head of scifi dept., kansas varsity,USA who inter-ailia spoke on cultural effects on scifi writing. President,IASFS Mr.Purusotthaman also delivered a lecture on scifi writings in different Indian languages.Prof.Narhari spoke on Indian response to world sf.The author of this blog presented an overview cn status of scifi writing in Hindi.Devendra Mewadi a veteran Hindi sf writer also spoke on Hindi sf, The event was a greaf success.