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Bengali Nursery Rhymes

  The moon is full. The flowers bloom. Beneath the kadam tree The horses dance and elephants, too The li’l girl’s wedding spree! Imagine rural Bengal, some four hundred years back.  It’s dark and...

Art Rubbed

When I first saw David Baptiste Chirot’s rub-art be calls “rub-beings”, a continuous string of images drew across me – images garnered from Bengali poems I grew up reading. The sweet-shop with a backside...

Theme Readings

The Writer as Insider Outsider

  SUMMARY Insider-outsider experiences of various poets in the field of writing as an insider as well as an outsider. PANELISTS K. Satchidanandnan (Malayalam), Meena Alexander (English), Subhro Bandopadhyay (Bangla), Sharmila Seyyid (Tamil), Padma...