Vol 3:2 & Vol 4:1
Caesurae is both plural and singular. – Our home-run of literary, artistic and theoretical engagement will run by all the bases of the humanist ball-park: literature, films, music, painting, photography and all their disciplinary visions and revisions. But, it is singular in that we intend to treat everything as first base, dwell on it and in it, rather than take everything in transit. 'Caesurae' are gaps that radical urges to creativity open up. They are also pits that allow the slide of theoretical and artistic trajectories to mix and mingle in a cantankerous punch.
Caesurae introduces a creative section specially for the youth. We invite students to contribute their thoughts, poems, stories, paintings, their innovations, songs, books, photography, clips from performances and what they feel like sharing with us, nationally and globally.
Feature - 2021
Essays in this section explore the concept of “orality” in India creatively and critically. While there is a poem on “Phad” by a phad artist himself hailing from Rajasthan, there are four essays that explore the tradition of orality in the country. Praveen Mirdha’s article writes about the tradition of orality and the role of translation in proliferating the same. Suparna Bhattacharya explores the Vaishnava padabali myth in Rajmohan’s Wife. Saikat Sarkar’s essay on baul philosophy discusses the subversiveness in the Baul path of self-realization, which translates through their melodious songs. Kiran Deep explores how history and memory weave orality through phulkari artwork on cloth. Divya Joshi’s essay on Vaastu Shaastra explores the relevance of the Time and Space concepts in ancient Indian civilization, which in many ways resonate with Time and Space concepts in Physics now. Her essay writes how the continuation or translation of this culture through orality has allowed for the preservation of this ancient knowledge system and tradition. Some of the contributions in this section have been selected by Divya Joshi, which were peer-reviewed and finalized by Caesurae’s Chief Editor.
Carsten Wicke, Musician
Caesurae is where artist and art lovers come together. Keeping up traditions and promoting them with todays media possibilities is a great effort.
Pritha Sen, Student
Caesurae is one among the e-journals galore! Rest of the E-Journals are so boring!
Steffen Horstmann, Poet
Caesurae is a fascinating new literary journal that engages themes of cultural translation, offering readers a blend of art, music, poetry, fiction, essays, film studies and much more.