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New Lit on the Block :: Lalitamba

Lalitamba is a journal of modern devotional literature. It includes writings from around the world that have been inspired by different ideas of Truth—Hinduism, Sufism, Judaism, Christianity, and Buddhism, to name a few.

Contributors have been included in the Best American series, written award-winning novels, and received NEA grants. We have also been known to discover new authors, and to publish the writings of people who are homeless or in prison. The writings included are fresh. They challenge the reader to expand, as well as to open to the beauty within. The journal includes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, translation, and artwork.

The journal was inspired by time spent in India with Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The name Lalitamba comes from a devotional song. It means Divine Mother, or the power that sustains the universe. The journal is about knowing the truth of inner freedom and joy throughout all circumstance.

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