Indian Ink

is a team of experienced and committed writers, editors, researchers, and publishing experts based in Jaipur, who are literary consultants, committed to enabling authors to publish Indian literature in all national and international languages.

Siyahi facilitate a broad spectrum of literary activities - from publishing opportunities for writers, to creating and planning literary events. Furthermore, they have their own initiative in the form of the Translating Bharat series of international conferences. One of these was Translating Bharat: Languages, Globalisation and the Right to be Read in January 2008, and another was the conference Mantles of Myth – The Narrative in Indian Textiles in December, 2008.

And now Voices from the North East which will be on 13 and 14 October 2009 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This will be a focused literary meet on the stories, tales and folk narratives of the North East India. These "seven sister" states have a distinct indigenous culture where myths, oral traditions, legends and folklore are commonplace and yet unique.

The event "will take into account the quantum of diversity in art and culture, which is evident from the multitude of languages, ethnic groups and their common collective memory. It will deal with the art of storytelling in context to the development of North Eastern culture and civilization [and] will bring authors, poets, storytellers and performers together to engage in a cultural dialogue and understand the North Eastern literature in all its myriad forms and dimensions."

A rare chance to hear the distinctive voices of Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, Temsula Ao, Mamang Dai and Bijoya Sawian, among others.