Hamdard is a magazine of arts and opinions. The founders of this online magazine are a group of women who live in the Cambridge and Boston area in Massachusetts. Their roots go as far away as India, Iran, and Turkey.
In Persian (Farsi), the prefix ham works like the prefix, com- in Latin. It means “together and jointly.” The Persian word, dard, means pain. Hamdard means “the empathetic,” someone who feels and shares your pain.
Hamdard champions pieces that pull us out of tired norms to show an alternative picture of society. We also try to create space in American culture for stories of immigrants, women, people of color, and other marginalized groups. If any of these topics interests you, and makes you feel Hamdard, please do consider writing a piece and send it our way!
Advisory Editor: Askold Melnyczuk
Founding Editor: Nazli Artemia
Co-editor: Gemma Cooper-Novack
Co-founder (and proposer of the name for the magazine): Shilpi Suneja
Co-founder (and proposer to create a platform for global writers): Vanessa Larsen