“Asian-Signature” is a bi-annual theme based online English literary Journal of poetry & poetics with an yearly printed issue . ’Sponsored’ by South Asian cultural exchange projects.Asian Signature is a non profit open access initiative so nobody associated with this journal gets paid.This is a non-monetary voluntary service for the academic & Creative writing community .
Surabhi Bhattacharya; Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ”ASIAN SIGNATURE”.She is a Research scholar of English Literature ,emerging poet ,writer,essayist ,activist and translator. Her works maintain a focus on social issues ,linguistic identity and feminism.Her articles and poems have been profiled in several international newspaper and magazines.She has a special Research paper on ”South Asian Women Poets”.She attends various poetry reading seminar all over India.Apart from poetry she likes Nature and spirituality.
Dhruva Harsh; Co-Founder and Chief-Managing Editor of ” Asian signature”. He is a research scholar , an independent Film maker and Playwright. He started his career with writing, his first innovative play ‘The Burning Instinct ‘ (2012) which eventually raised him to fame. It reveals a provocative discourse on arts depicting the life of an artist. Then he again earned success with his following two plays: ‘Che’ A Romantic Revolutionary’ (2013) and ‘Cigarette and Shakespeare’ (2014) with the former based on an International revolutionary Ernesto Che’ Guevara, who is deprived of the acclaim that he deserves in India, while the later ‘Cigarette and Shakespeare’, displays the story of a scholar who is addicted to Shakespeare to such an extent as he is addicted to smoking. Dhruva is much into play writing and film making now a days and so, has involved himself in the production of films. He claims of being a self-taught filmmaker. Dhruva is deeply influenced with the techniques of Polis filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski. He has written and directed a short movie entitled “Game of Digits”. Currently, he has done with the production of a movie ‘Honorable Mention’ based on the short story from the collection of “Song Without End And Other Stories” by novelist and short story writer Neelum Saran Gour, it exhibits the conflict between fate and destiny that plays very crucial part in shaping a man. . For his Excellencies and transcendent hard work he was awarded by Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak.
Editorial Board :—
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi is Associate Professor, the Deptt. of English , Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College (Calcutta University), is a bilingual writer, academic, editor, translator, academic administrator and the author of a number of significant publications (including twenty nine books) on Post colonial issues, Indian Writing in English and Australian Literature in reputed journals/magazines in India and abroad. He is the mentor of many academic and literary peer reviewed journals and has been taken the editorial board of several refereed journals in India and abroad. Dr Sarangi’s poems ,articles and reviews have appeared in different refereed international journals and magazines in several countries.He has read poems on different shores and reviews on his works have appeared worldwide.Jaydeep Sarangi gives a fresh paint to everyday living.
FEATURE EDITOR (Translation work)—-Dr.Santosh Alex Billingual Poet , Multilingual Translator, Reviewer and Essayist . He has an M.A. and Ph.D in Hindi Literature. His poems have been widely translated into various languages. He is the Member of the prestigious Project reviews and Supervisory Group, HRD Ministry , New Delhi. His Bio Note included in the 2013 issue of Asian Admirable Achiever –international Research Journal published by Rifacemento International , New Delhi. Dr. Santosh translates post colonial literature in English, Hindi and Malayalam and has been enriching Indian Literature for the past 19 years . He has eight books in Hindi and One in English in Translation. .He is the recipient of Dwivageesh Puraskaar (National Translation Award) by Bhartiya Anuvad Parishad, New Delhi. Currently he is working as a Technical Officer in a Research Institute in Visakahapatnam.He was invited poet for the 2012 schedule of Hyderabad Literary Festival & Young writers Seminar conducted by Sahitya Academy in Vijayanagaram during 2011 . He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUSION EDITOR (Oral & Folk literature)Sibasis Jana, a bi-lingual poet, critic, educationist, is an Asstt. Professor in English at Panskura Banamali College, Purba Medinipur. He has three books and several research papers to his credit. His areas of interest are Indian English writing, Folk Studies, Rasa Theory, Film studies and Religious studies. He is the life member of Guild of Indian Writers, editors and critics (G.I.W.E.C.), Kerala. He is the Asstt. Secretary of S.P.E.L.L(Society of poetry, Education, language and Literature), Kolkata.
REVIEW EDITOR :-
Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar is a trilingual poet (Maithili, Hindi and English), short story writer and a reviewer, based in Kolkata. He is regularly published in various national and international magazines, both printed and online.He writes poems sometimes with heart, sometimes with brain and sometimes with both. He uses catchy lines, expressions and images. In his poetry, social issues, romance and love are tackled with equal passion. His poems are stunning and enlightening, buoyant sometimes and intense at other times and always have a deep meaning beautiful enough to touch hearts of avid readers.He is also a contributor to Epitaphs (An Anthology of epitaphs by the living poets worldwide), The Criterion: An International Journal in English, IJML (International Journal On Multicultural Literature), and The Anvil (Forum of Literature & Academic Research in English). He is also a part of several anthologies like ‘Purple Hues”, “Whispering Winds”, “Just For You, My Love”, “Heavenly Hymns”,‘I Am a Woman” to name a few ones.
Associate Editor —–Dr. Chandra B Sharma obtained his doctoral degree in Education from the University of Hull (UK) where he went on a Commonwealth Scholarship. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was Multimedia approaches to teaching literature. Dr. Sharma had obtained his M.Phil. degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on Language Teaching through Television. He is Professor of Education in the School of Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Presently he is the Director of the Distance Education Programme of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (DEP-SSA) an MHRD-IGNOU project. DEP-SSA is a national project of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) Government of India. The project assists all Indian states in preparing master trainers for quality improvement of Elementary education. He has served the open distance learning (ODL) system for nearly two and half decades. Before joining the ODL he taught at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi. He has been on various statutory bodies (Academic Council, Board of Managemet/Board of Governors etc.) of various ODL as well as traditional institutions. He has been nominated by IGNOU as well as invited to national committees on various areas like 11th Plan, Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan (SSA), Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), National Mission on Education – Information and Communication Technologies (NME-ICT), UGC Visiting Committees, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) teams, National Council for Teacher Education planning as well as visiting teams, DEC-UGC-AICTE inspection committees etc. He has written as well as taken part in many national as well as state level educational planning discussion and brainstorming. He has also been invited to be Visiting Professor at various universities. Prof. Sharma has been the Director of the Distance Education Programme of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (DEP-SSA)As an academic he has planned, designed and developed curriculum of many courses. He also designed and developed a series of audio programmes for in-service trainee teachers of IGNOU. Dr. Sharma has published a number of articles in Indian and foreign journals and has presented papers in conferences in various countries. He was offered Korean Govt. Scholarship to research at the University of Seoul during 2003-04.He has been involved in editing of various journals including Associate Editor of the Staff and Educational Development International (SEDI), a referred journal published from New Delhi, and Editorial Board member or the Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL) published by IGNOU. He has edited many courses offered by state as well as national level ODL institutions. He has also extensively lectured through the EduSat and Interactive Radio.
Editorial Board Members;–
Mike Absalom, an Irish poet, painter and print maker, was born in Devon in 1940. His mother was Irish. His father was Welsh. Educated in Quebec, Sweden, Iran and England, he majored in Oriental Studies (Arabic and Farsi) at Oxford and Gothenburg Universities before embarking on a career as a singer/songwriter during the 1960s and 70s. From 1980 to 2000 he lectured on satire, using his own verse as a template and worked as a harpist, fiddler, children’s entertainer and puppeteer across Canada and in the USA and South America. He returned to Ireland in 2002 to paint and write poetry. (www.mikeabsalom.com).
Aju Mukhopadhyay, the poet, critic and biographer, is a bilingual writer of fictions and essays. He has done some important translations on his way. He has authored 12 books in Bangla and 16 in English. His works have been recognized with awards by such bodies as The Writers Bureau, Manchester, Poets International, Bangalore, International Library of Poetry, USA, Excellence in World Poetry Award, 2009 by the International Poets Academy, Chennai, Lucidity Poetry Journal, Sugar Land, USA and others. A dozen and a half of scholarly books contain his works on Indian English Literature. He is a member of the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute. He regularly writes in magazines, e-zines and occasionally in newspapers. Many of his works have been translated in other languages and anthologized. More than a dozen of books contain his scholarly works on Indian English Literature and other Literature.
Chandra Shekhar Dubey , Associate Professor of English at University of Delhi.He is a poet,writer and researcher.He published books,articles ,short stories ,poems and reviews.His collection of poems titled ”Ripples on a Stone” and ”Substance of Shadows” have been highly acclaimed and cited in many research journals and books.His poems have been widely anthologized. His poems have been featured in highly coveted anthology ”The Dance of Peacock;Anthology of English Poets from India”,Hidden Brook Press,Canada,The Gospel according to poetry :An Anthology of poetry from seven countries,Florida,USA, ‘Poet’-An International Anthology,chicaco and chennai .
Dr, Ratan Bhattacharjee , the bilingual writer and academician is at present the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Dept. of English and is also associated with teaching in the PG Dept of English of Rabindra Bharati Univesity , both in regular and distance. He is the Executive member in the International Advisory Board of International Theeodore Dreiser Society, USA http://www.dreisersociety.org/ . He was associated with the Indian Association of American Studies (IAAS) as a member of the Executive Body and now he is the Founder Director of the newly inaugurated Dattani Archive and Research Association (DARA), Kolkata. He edits the Journal VIEW (Voices of The Indian English Writers) He has to his credit nearly five books on British and American literature and nearly 650 articles. And 200 poems and short stories all in English.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon was born in the exotic island, Mauritius on 17 October 1977.She started writing poems at the age of 14. In 1995, when she was 18, her poem Loneliness was published in the most prestigious and widely read local newspaper L’Express. She is the author of the poetry books When Solitude Speaks (Ministry of Arts and Culture Mauritius, 2013),
Depth of the River (Scarlet Leaf publishing House, Canada, 2017) and Hope (President’s Funds for Creative Writing, Mauritius, 2018).Vatsala Radhakeesoon is one of the representatives of Immagine and Poesia, an Italy based literary movement uniting artists and poets’ works. She has been selected as one of the poets for Guido Gozzano Poetry contest, 2016 and 2017. In December 2017, she was awarded 1 of the 100 most influential women of Mauritius in the category of Arts and Culture for her multi-lingual poetic skills by Train to Gain Ltd.
Jayakrishnan has an MA in English Literature and works presently as an Assistant Professor in a college affiliated to the University of Kerala. On the creative side, he has published a collection of poems in 2009 titled Once in the Wilderness by a small publishing enterprise in US called Tangled Web Press. The following year, he associated with the publisher as editor for a collection of poems by the women of India, titled Blossoms of India. A fervent advocate for environmental justice, he is also a photographer and is currently putting the final touches to his debut novel The Chef of Koylon, which is up to be published soon
Editor of Folk & Oral Narratives :-Deepankar Shivmurti ,a poet storyteller and an Independent researcher from University of Allahabad. He is a dropout of IIMC-Delhi. He was born in Bengal and brought up in Jaunpur, UP. Apart from creative writing, he has a keen interest in contemporary issues and screenwriting.
Associate Managing Editor
Abhijit Bhattacharya is an under graduate pursuing B.E in Electronics And Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University,Kolkata.
He shares a passion and love for poetry and creative writing and aspire to improve the lives of many people on this planet. He aspires to commence a propitious career as professional in an organization where he can explore his technical skills in a broader sense and can continuously improve his knowledge . He is our student campus ambassador. Website:http://abhijitbhattachary4.wix.com/mycurricu
Associate Managing Editor
1.Sudam chandra Panigrahi ( poet & Novelist)
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