The Empire Tele-Calls Back: Indian Science Fiction in the Global Age (working title)
Edited by Amit Sarwal and Sami Ahmad Khan
According to Prof. James Gunn, SF and its study came late to India. In late 1950s, Indian cinema did mange to produce some B-grade SF movies, while on the other hand, SF writing in regional languages, particularly through serialisation in magazines, short stories and later as novels, has slowly but steadily also gained popularity. The present collection is an attempt to explore the available Indian SF literature and films, in the context of India aiming to shape itself as a scientific powerhouse, and analyze the ways in which SF is being read, viewed and accepted in India.