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Hermeneutic Chaos turns three in April 2017, and it is so surreal to think of the journey it has made so far, thanks to the support of such a generous literary community — I can't express my gratitude enough. With this issue, we hit another milestone, that of 250 contributors, and a record readership. And we're just getting started.


​There are many of us who are holding the bones of a shattered society, trying hard to retrieve the fragments of those flower petals from under the wreckage. But amidst the darkness lies the light of a rich creative energy that only gets stronger and brighter with each passing moment. This is our tool of inspiration, of power, of rebellion, and also celebration, and it makes me very happy to see writers strongly immersed to sustain its being, and to share its strength with others.


​We are incredibly proud to present Issue Nineteen, featuring an array of brilliant voices and perspective that explore the beauty, longing and pain of all that is, and of all that is yet to be. We are very thankful to our contributors, as always, for trusting us with their work.


We have reasons to be uneasy and anxious, of course, but I feel hopeful in knowing that there will always be something to remind us that all is not yet lost. Let this issue reiterate that.




Shinjini Bhattacharjee

Editor-in-Chief

​Hermeneutic Chaos




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