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February 2017

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Arunava Sinha is regarded by many as the preeminent translator from the Bengali to the English today; his translations extend from the classical and the modern to the contemporary. He’s a phenomenon – I mean this in the best sense … Continue reading

RAHAT INDORI

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Rahat Indori is an eminent Urdu poet who is immensely popular in mushairas across the world. He writes on contemporary issues in both the ghazal and the azad nazm forms, in an accessible and melodic language with an individualistic verve. … Continue reading

MANGALESH DABRAL

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Mangalesh Dabral is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and other genres, including This Number Does Not Exist. His work has been translated and published in all major Indian languages and in Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Polish, and … Continue reading

KALYANI THAKUR CHARAL

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Kalyani Thakur Charal is a Dalit poet from West Bengal. She considers herself a Dalit activist and has written extensively about the humiliation faced by her community. She has published four books of poetry in Bengali, a collection of short … Continue reading

NILIM KUMAR

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Nilim Kumar is an Assamese poet with 17 collections of poems and three novels. Winner of the Raza Foundation Award, Uday Bharati National Award and Shabda Award, Nilim Kumar has been widely translated into French, English, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Gujarati, … Continue reading

MALIKA AMAR SHAIKH

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The daughter of Communist activists, Malika Amar Shaikh was closely involved with the cultural world as well as the political upheavals of 1960s Bombay. Married early to Dalit poet Namdeo Dhasal, she had a tumultuous relationship with her husband, which … Continue reading

K.S. NISSAR AHMED

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Among the many talented voices in contemporary Kannada poetry, one that shines like a beacon, over more than half a century of work, is that of 80-year-old K.S. Nissar Ahmed, or, to refer to him by his full name, Kokkare … Continue reading

ROOPA PAI

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Children’s writer and passionate Bangalorean, Roopa Pai has written over 20 books, on topics ranging from pop-science to philosophy and fantasy to economics, including the award-winning The Gita For Children. She is also a co-founder of history and heritage walks … Continue reading

SACHIN C. KETKAR

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Sachin C. Ketkar is a bilingual writer, translator, editor, blogger and critic based in Baroda, Gujarat. His books in English include Skin, Spam and Other Fake Encounters: Selected Marathi Poems in Translation (2011), (Trans)Migrating Words: Refractions on Indian Translation StudiesContinue reading

ANGANA CHAKRABARTI

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Angana Chakrabarti is a student at Ashoka University. Currently studying for an undergraduate degree in English and Journalism, she is interested in translating undiscovered stories and poems by Bengali Dalit writers. Five Poems by Kalyani Thakur Charal

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