Spring 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 2 Fiction |


Editor's Note: Chapters one and two of Amit Majmudar's novella Azazil appeared in KR's Fall 2009 issue. We have now republished that first section in its entirety in our online journal, KROnline. The final chapter of the story will appear in the Summer 2010 issue of the magazine. Together, they tell the story of the creation, the fall of Azazil, most beloved of God's angels, and his temptation of man—an Islamic Paradise Lost. Serializing a work of this length is no easy task for a literary quarterly, but we chose to do it as part of our ongoing effort to discover and publish exciting new writers. We encourage you to read the stunning opening chapters of this important new work on KROnline, and to look for its conclusion in our next issue, along with poems by Amit Majmudar in the Fall 2010 issue. 3. Al-Masadd (The Flame) Believe. I knew early on there would come a language where my name would mean wind. A fitting enough name for an exile. In Urdu, I knew, hawa would me

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Amit Majmudar
Amit Majmudar is a poet, novelist, and translator. His most recent book is Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary (Knopf, 2018).

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