Issue 119: Calcutta Connections

Edinburgh Review cover for issue 119 Calcutta Connects

Issue 119

Calcutta Connects explores Indian-Scottish cultural and historical connections, with new writing by renowned and emergent poets and fiction writers from India and Scotland, including Margaret Burnett and Bashabi Fraser.

Hannah Adcock documents the life and work of Scottish missionary worker Isabella Plumb, based on journals and letters in the National Library of Scotland.

The magazine features photographs by publisher and filmmaker Naveen Kishore documenting life in Calcutta.

Read Imminent ruin and desperate remedy: Calcutta and its fragments by Swapan Chakravorty


In Economy – Rajorshi Chakraborti, Kali – Margaret Burnett, India, By Design – Martin Goodman, Untouchable – Merryn Glover, Dowry – Usha Kishore


Shampa Ray, Sudeep Sen, Gurcharan Rampuri, Shanta Acharya, Jane Griffiths


Imminent Ruin and Desperate Remedy – Swapan Chakravorty, The City That Writers Built – Anjana Basu, As I Saw Kolkata Changing – Bashabi Fraser, The Theatre of Calcutta – Anjum Katyal, Bangali Cinema – Sangeeta Datta, A Celtic Chakra – Kenny Munro, Miss Plumb – Hannah Adcock


Kolkata, Durga Puja, Naveen Kishore


Hannah Adcock, R.V. Bailey, Margaret Beveridge, Anna Crowe, Andy Gloege, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matthew McGuire, Lauren Pope, Jennie Renton


    Read some recent snippets of the Review online

    Two poems from Roddy Lumsden: Women in Paintings and Tact

    Poetry from JL Williams: Pool Hall School and Time Breaks the Heart

    Frances Leviston's article questions the recent re-reading of the work of Elizabeth Bishop. Spectacle and Speculation

    David Wheatley examines the political poem today in his article, Between ‘Helpless Right’ and ‘Forced Pow’r’

    Share a bus journey in Graham Fulton's poem Blue Bag

    Our editor expounds on poetry, place and the Review itself:
    Alan Gillis: The State of the Review

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