In early 2016 I was lucky enough to visit India with the Australia Council as part of a delegation of Australian publishers. I knew, in an abstract way, that Indian literature was well established and contained multitudes but meeting writers and publishers set the concepts concretely. One of the publishers I met was Arpita Das of Yoda Press who has long been publishing vital, literary work. Yoda is now running a campaign to garner wider distribution for a ground-breaking book – India’s first ever non-fiction graphic anthology, First Hand. I’m delighted that we are bringing you an extract from one of the works in the anthology, ‘Notes from the Margins’ by Pragya Tiwari and Pia Alize Hazarika. It’s a fine example of the way graphic work can be challenging, emotionally engaging and accessible all at once. If you would like to be part of the crowd-funding campaign, click here.
Alice Grundy, Seizure EiC