www.pratilipi.in has published its second issue. According to the announcement of the editors of Pratilipi, “Pratilipi’s inaugural issue did not take readers, writers, publishers or governments by storm. We didn’t expect that. It did not set new standards for (online) literary journalism. We didn’t expect that either. It didn’t have five hundred visitors a day and that too was not unexpected. Did we expect anything, then? Yes, we expected it to be enjoyed by readers/writers once they came to visit/read it. And they did. At least, most of them.” Now it is time for the second issue. Giriraj Kiradoo and Rahul Soni, editors of Pratilipi, anticipated it to be a tougher task than it turned out to be.
The contents of the second issue contains some important features: Ann Jäderlund : 12 Poems Introduced by Staffan Soderblom, Vishesh – Ek Tilismi Upakhyaan : Wagish Shukla, Badri Narayan on the Role of Dalits in the 1857 Revolt, Self and the Death: Rustam Singh, Malayj’s Letters. In the fiction section Krishna Baldev Vaid, Sampurna Chattarji, Teji Grover, Sara Rai, Sangeeta Gundecha have contributed.