GUEST EDITOR:-

Gary Langford

Gary is the author of 24 books and the writer of more than 250 shows for the stage and media in Australasia. He has also been an actor and stage director. His books include 9 novels, such as Vanities (Macmillan) and Newlands (Penguin), along with 8 books of poetry and 3 story collections. He has been the editor of more than 40 publications. His last book is Lunch at the Storyteller’s Restaurant (www.hazard.co.nz), and a reprinted textbook, The Writer’s Dictionary. He is a writer. Here are a few poems from his books. All have been published a number of times, though only the books are mentioned, given each of these acknowledge previous publications and the copyright remains with the author.
 

EDITOR  

Dr Rati Saxena -  is an eminent Hindi poet, translator and Sanskrit scholar. She has authored three collections of poems in Hindi (Maya mahathagini, ajanmi kavita ki kokh se, sapane dekhata samudra) and one each in English and Malayalam (in translation). Besides, she has written several research articles on Vedic literature and Indology and published critical studies. Her poems are translated in different languages like Malayalam, Punjabi, KonkaNi and Tamil etc. Rati Saxena’ poetry represented in various journals of other part of world like –Verasal ( Amsterdam, Netherlands and printed in Prague), Edgar literary Magazine (Texas) and gumball poetry etc. Thus establishing a sound reputation as an academic critic. Rati Saxena has translated 9 books from Malayalam to Hindi. Translations of some of the most well known Malayalam poems and novels have earned her nation-wide respect and recognition. She has written a book on famous poet of Malayalam -Balamaniyamma. Among the several awards she has received, the most coveted is the Kendra Sahitya  Akademi Award for Translation in 2000. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Culture and Arts Fellowship, which helped her complete this path-breaking work “A seed of mind-a fresh approach to Atharvavedic study". can read her interview published in http://www.andwerve.com/june06_featured_artist . her blogs are kritya and  Ratina




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Dr.Jayasree Ramakrishnan Nair - is a freelance editor and translator. Senior Associate Editor, Samyukta - A Journal of Women's Studies. At present working as Editor for www.india9.com, Oregon Technologies, Pravachambalam, Trivandrum. She has to her credit among other published translations, the translations of four plays of Shakespeare into Malayalam. Areas of interest are Translation Studies, Folklore Studies, Shakespeare Studies and Women's Studies.

Suma V.S- Writing was a hobby, but soon, the infatuation towards reading led to a passion for writing only to last for a lifetime. Having graduated in Computer Applications and obtaining a Masters in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources, she worked for the corporate sector in the area of Communication and Personality Development. In 2005, she left India to join her husband in Seattle, Washington. Leaving her home country has helped her demystify the process of good writing and deepened her understanding and ideas of writing with a sense of passion. Suma has completed two books of poetry, "Love Bytes" and "Nature, As it is". She is presently working on her third collection. "
 

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B D Dattan - Former Art Editor in Department of Encyclopedia, Kerala and former Executive Member of Kerala Lalit Kala Academi, Dattan has held many one-man exhibitions of his drawings and paintings during 1973 to 2003. His paintings are exhibited in National Museum, Modern Art gallery, Parliament House, Kendra Lalit Akademi, Sri Chitra Art gallery and Raj Bhavan, Kerala. He has drawn all the logos for Kritya. Kritya is grateful to him for his contribution.
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Prabhakar - was an artist from Chattisgarh. His paintings have appeared as cover page for various journals in Hindi. He had made all the paintings appearing in Kritya.

Vijendra Vij - A young designer and an artist, Expert in Computer Animation. He has designed the header for Kritya.
  


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