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Dalit Legacies in Mythology, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

How are some gods' stories mythology and some folklore? It depends on how much political power they hold.

RECOMMENDED: His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light, a Nebula Award-shortlisted novelette by Mimi Mondal.

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Speculative Fiction
Dalit Histories
Mythology
Genre Tropes
Octavia Butler
Samit Basu
Hugo Award
Nebula Award
Satyajit Ray
Rabindranath Tagore
Jazz in India
English

MIMI MONDAL is a Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated author of science fiction and fantasy. Her novelette His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light was shortlisted for the Nebula Award in 2020. Her first book, Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, co-edited with Alexandra Pierce, received the Locus Award in Non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Hugo Award in Best Related Work and the British Fantasy Award in Non-fiction, among others. She is the recipient of the Immigrant Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2017, the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship for the Clarion West Writing Workshop in 2015, a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship at University of Stirling in 2013, and the Poetry with Prakriti Prize in 2010. She has written both sci-fi and fantasy, as well as columns about being a Dalit woman, Indian fantasy genres, the #MeToo movement in India, and more.

Interview
Speculative Fiction

MIMI MONDAL

Mimi Mondal in conversation with Associate Editor Nur Nasreen Ibrahim.

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