BOOKS and ARTICLES

COFUTURES

Books and Edited Collections

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    The Epic of Damarudhar
    Introduced with a Translation, author biography
    2020
    Seagull; Global Distribution: University of Chicago Press
    Originally published between 1910 and 1917, and collected in book form in 1923, The Epic of Damarudhar story cycle occupies an important and unique position in the history of Bengali literature. Tackling cosmology and mythology, class and caste abuse, nativist demagoguery and the harsh reality of rural poverty, all by means of unrelentingly fierce black comedy, Trailokyanath Mukhopadhyay’s cycle of seven stories featuring the raconteur Damarudhar remains prescient social commentary to this day. With its generic fusion of tall tales, science, myth, politics, and the absurd, the work also announces the emergence of the genre of modern fantasy in Bengal. A detailed introduction, bibliography, and extensive annotation bring to life the context for these stories, highlighting key intertexts, political nuances, and important mythological references. This volume also contains the first translation of a rare biographical piece on the author, which includes long autobiographical parts written by Trailokyanath himself. Carefully translated and thoroughly researched, this volume will introduce a trenchant Indian voice to the English-language readership.
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    Matti Braun
    Edited Collection
    2020
    Snoeck
    Edited by Matti Braun, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, and Beth Citron. The publication presents Matti Braun’s artistic production of the last ten years. The book brings together texts by Parashuram, Santu Bag, Beth Citron, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Dip Ghosh, Ranen Ghosh, Soham Guha, Sudhir Kakar, Sami Ahmad Khan, Matthia Löbke, and Amrita Shah, highlighting the myriad interconnections of the work of Rabndranath Tagore, Vikram Sarabhai, Satyajit Ray, and Indian and Bengali science fiction.

    Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach, Berlin
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    Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories
    Edited Collection
    2018/19
    Routledge
    Edited by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aakriti Mandhwani, and Anwesha Maity. This volume maps the breadth and domain of genre literature in India across seven languages and nine genres for the first time. Over the last few decades, detective/crime fiction and especially science fiction/fantasy have slowly made their way into university curricula and consideration by literary critics in India and the West. However, there has been no substantial study of genre fiction in the Indian languages, least of all from a comparative perspective. This volume, with contributions from leading national and international scholars, addresses this lacuna in critical scholarship and provides an overview of diverse genre fictions.

    Cover art by Soujanya Chakraborty, Kolkata

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    All Borders are Temporary
    Edited Speculative Fiction+Art Anthology; Language: Norwegian
    2018
    Transnational Arts Production, Oslo
    Anthology of Global Science Fiction + Art, in Norwegian. The authors are Oluwole Talabi (Nigeria / Malaysia), Susana Maia (Portugal), Gabriela Lee (The Philippines), Matthew Daniels (Canada) Martine Svanevik (Norway), Isa Prospero (Brazil), Max Knight (Australia / Vietnam), Toby Bennett (South Africa) and Ximena Miranda (Costa Rica). In addition, 9 international artists illustrate the pages with SF art.

    Designed by João Doria, Oslo

Articles

2019
"Ant Network Theory". Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay and Geoffrey C. Bowker.
NatureCulture
5 (2019). 26-49.

2019
"CoFuturesComment #3"
The Twilight Symposium: Science Fiction Inside Colonialism. e-flux and La Colonie Paris. Lecture/Video.

2019
"Multiple Times of Everpresence". Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay and Helge Jordheim.
The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Text-art Installation.

2018
"Kalpavigyan and Imperial Technoscience: Three Nodes of an Argument".
Journal of Fantastic in the Arts
28.1(2018). 102-122

2018
"Indian Genre Fiction: Languages, Literatures, Classifications". Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aakriti Mandhwani. Anwesha Maity.
Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories.
Routledge, 2018.1-14

2018
"Science Fiction (The Urban in Posthumanist Science Fiction)"
Defining The Urban: Perspectives Across The Academic Disciplines And Professional Fields.Eds. D. Iossifova, C. Doll, and A. Gasparatos. Routledge. 266-279.

2017
"Speculative Utopianism in Kalpavigyan: Mythologerm and Women’s Science Fiction"
Foundation: The International Review of Science FictionNo.127, Spring/Summer 2017. 6-19

2017
"Is Science Fiction still Science Fiction when it is Written on Saturn? (or aliens, alienation, and science fiction)"
Momentum 9: Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art. Curatorial Tour, Oslo opening lecture.

2016
"On The Mythologerm: Kalpavigyan and the Question of Imperial Science"
Science Fiction Studies, vol. 43, no. 3, 2016.435–458.

2013
"Recentering Science Fiction and Fantasy: What would a non-anglocentric understanding of science fiction and fantasy look like?"
Strange Horizons. September 2013