The Print Magazine
After years publishing solely online, we’ve come together to put everything you love about Kajal Magazine – the poetry, the art, the culture-shaking creative visions – into print. Our annual digest is the first all-South Asian diaspora literature magazine. It focuses on the creative writing and work of creators from all over the world.
While we love the digital space and the freedom it offers us, we know print is vital to our senses – when you can feel the work, touch the text, rip out the art, the creation you hold in your hands takes on new life. We want you to take our magazine with you on your adventures. It’s meant to be carried and shared.
Volume 1: Rivers and Mountains looked at the borders of our memory and what constitutes “home.” For children of the diaspora, for immigrants with a range of understandings, home is a shadowy concept. The Subcontinent is denoted by its natural borders – mountains hang overhead and rivers frame it on all sides, so we asked our favorite writers and creators to dwell on what these borders mean.
Volume 2: Mytho-Techno is an exploration into the myriad ways technology challenges and amplifies our faith. Over 20 writers and artists came together to ask the question “What do we know?” For, the world is vast and there is so much to understand. This issue is currently part of the Getty Research Institute permanent collection. Read a sample of this volume here.
Volume 3: Plant Life is about plant life – roots, growth, gardens, agriculture, climate change, and more. Featuring stories on ELSZ, Asif Hoque, TANAÏS, as well as articles, essays, and art, Vol. 3 crosses over the fence to the wide world beyond. Read a sample of this volume here.
You can find a list of our current stockists below. For stocking queries, please email our Editor-in-Chief Nadya Agrawal at email@example.com.
Casa Magazines – West Village, New York, NY
McNally Jackson – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Chinatown Soup – Chinatown, New York, NY
Import News – Chinatown, New York, NY
Bye Bye Neighbor – New York, NY
Trinket – Brooklyn, NY
Philadelphia Print Works – Philadelphia, PA
Green Apple Books on the Park – San Francisco, CA
No Borders Shop – Mumbai, India
Fully Booked Dubai – Dubai, UAE
Papercut – Stockholm, Sweden