Zubaan has always held the Northeastern states of India to be of particular interest and importance. We have published many leading writers from this part of the country, several translated into English for the first time. Alongside short stories and novels, the list also includes academic and non-fiction works dealing with the years of conflict and its aftermath.
“Kire delicately mixes live traditions with new standards.” — Luis A. Gomez, National Herald
“Hauntingly beautiful and lyrical, Easterine Kire's prose is... [an] example of her effortless hold over words and stories.” — Swati Daftuar, The Hindu
“… one of the most prominent literary voices of the Northeast.” — Maitreyee Boruah, The Telegraph
"It's impossible to cover the import of all the essays in the span of one review. But in short, the book is a brave attempt to cover just about everything there is to know about the region from a concerned citizen's point of view."-- Susan Abraham, DNA
“...reminiscent of Marquez’s magic realism and Leslie Silko’s Native-American story-telling. At the end, though, this is a Naga story, unmistakably so, in its sense of place, time, and oral traditions.”
Paulus Pimomo, Central Washington University, USA
“Love, loss and longing are the predominant emotions in these tales. With a touch of Blakesian magic, Sawian’s songs of innocence and experience are lyrical and pantheistic. [The] stories, like vintage wine, have a mature blend of wit and irony, sense and sensibility and the ability to stay with the reader long after the covers are closed.”—Sudipta Bhattacharjee, Telegraph