Indian Quarterly From the publishers of Verve, comes a new Mumbai-based cultural and literary magazine. Indian Quarterly is a richly-illustrated and elegantly-produced quarterly that represents a new direction in Indian publishing.
IQ is India’s answer to the New Yorker, Granta and Intelligent Life (the quarterly features magazine put out by the Economist). Its first issue boasts some of the best known names in Indian art, poetry and criticism alongside exciting new talents and a plethora of fine writers from the UK, USA and around the English speaking world.
The magazine will be global in scope and appeal. However, just as The New Yorker exudes a Manhattan sensibility and always contains articles about New York, IQ will manifest the fact that it is edited and published in Mumbai through its cosmopolitan, open-minded and provocative perspective on the world and on India.
Moreover, just as The New Yorker covers its hometown and America in ways that fascinate readers around the world, IQ covers Mumbai and Indian topics in ways that are meaningful and stimulating to both an international readership and a domestic one.
IQ emphasizes those elements of magazine journalism that readers love but which are found less and less in contemporary publications: such as high quality in-depth reportage, essays and essay reviews, and photo-essays.
Each issue is designed to include features that influence the conversation of well-informed and influential audiences here and abroad.
Thanks to its photography, art and overall look, the magazine is an object of elegance – a thing of some beauty that people will be happy to have sitting around on their coffee tables for several months.
It is aimed at an intelligent, well-informed readership but not an academic or specialized one, nor one that is defined by a particular political point of view. Its content will reflect the fact that its readers have wide interests, that they are as concerned with our evolving popular culture and its implications, as in literature and the arts.
Indian Quarterly will help its readers understand our increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, or at least give them new and stimulating perspectives that are unlikely to encounter in newspapers, television or other established magazines.