Salik Shah

Biography

Salik Shah is a science fiction and fantasy writer, editor and film director based in New Delhi. He is the founding editor and publisher of Mithila Review, a quarterly journal of international science fiction and fantasy. His poetry, fiction and nonfiction has appeared in literary and science publications including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Open Democracy, SciDev.Net, New Myths, Vayavya, La.lit, Juggernaut, Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, and Locus Magazine.

A former copyeditor with an American national daily, he has worked as a writer, producer, creative leader and account director with advertising and media houses in Asia, Europe and America since 2005. His bilingual poetry collection, “Khas Pidgin,” is now out.

Where to find Salik Shah online

Website: http://salikshah.com
Twitter: @salik

Where to buy in print


Books

The Battles for Justice: No Country for Women
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017 by Pidgin Studios. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
"The Battles for Justice" is an illustrated dispatch from India on the women's struggle for justice from the times of the epic Mahabharata to the rise of a Hindu government and god-men in India. It's a personal and complicated reaction to the rare conviction of a god-man, who exploited women with impunity for more than fifteen years, and had policemen and politicians in his pocket.
The Story of India's Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan (History Illustrated)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017 by Pidgin Studios. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Comics & Graphic Novels / History, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
On July 8, 1947, Cyril Radcliffe arrived in India for the first time. He had five weeks and four judges to settle the boundary between the newly independent India and a newborn state of Pakistan. After drawing the “Radcliffe Line,” the British officer burnt his papers, refused his fee, and left the wounded continent. This is an illustrated account of India's partition and the man who oversaw it.
Khas Pidgin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017 by Pidgin Studios. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » South Asian and Indian poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Poetry is the language of the soul. In translation, what does it become? Khas Pidgin is a poetic memoir of an alien non-native speaker in both Nepali and English by Salik Shah. An ethnic Indian boy who grew up in Kathmandu as an outsider, his early encounters and experiences of subjugation and disfranchisement continue to haunt and shape his work.

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