The Elusive Tagore

Philip Nikolayev

Searching for the poet’s genius amid the mediocrity of his English translations

The Beginning of CopyLeft

A Malayalee poet hopes to set off a trend by making one of his major collections copyright free

His Many Suns

Finally, non-Punjabi readers can feel the anguish in the poems of Lal Singh Dil, a Naxalite poet from Punjab

Reading the Reader

On Tagore is as much about reading Rabindranath as it is about Amit Chaudhuri reading himself as a reader

Don’t Say Goodbye Yet

Not after you made us wait 35 years. Not after this thrilling new collection of poems, subtle and intricate and so mature. Not just yet, Adil Jussawalla

Looking at It This Way

Poet laureate K Satchidanandan remembers the Kanimozhi he knew and admired

Kitte Mil Ve Mahi

This is invisible Punjab, bypassing the airbrushed mythology of its prosperity and the always-happy-always-cheerful Punjabi. This is a key to the understanding of how the Sufi way has come to rest with the state’s impoverished Dalits.

Together through Life

The poet laureate of rock’n’roll seems stuck for inspirational lyrics in his new album

‘What Is It to the Corpse If the Maggots Nip?’

She had three names, and was famous in all of them. Poet Kamala Das, who wrote in Malayalam under the penname Madhavikutty, passed away on 31 May in Pune


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