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Namdeo Dhasal

Namdeo Dhasal, Poet of the Underworld, trans. Dilip Chitre, Navayana, hardback, ISBN 81-89059-10-6, Rs 350 Namdeo Dhasal is better known as a political activist, the founder of the Dalit Panthers in 1972. In the same year he published his first … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Writers’ Workshop

On the 3rd of October, just before I left for Delhi and Shimla, I attended a function at the new ICCR centre opposite the American Consulate to commemorate fifty years of Writers’ Workshop. For those few who haven’t heard of … Continue reading

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Arrrgh!!

My holiday from unreason is over. The reason I’m blogging yet again in twenty four hours is because I’m unable to sleep. I’m unable to sleep because two sets of antagonistic muscles on either side of my body decided to … Continue reading

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Poetry Meeting on 3 August at Srijan

An open door meeting of poets will take place on 3 August at the Srijan rooftop (120 Lenin Sarani). What the ‘anchor’ bit means is that Srijato and I have to select the lineup of poets who iwll read. If … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Corpse Speaks to the Commissioner of Police

Sir! Welcome to my four-chambered house of pain Clenched tight as a fist around its open secret Which you shall have eternity to learn. Herein sits the Keeper of Room One, Expert in skinning mysteries. You’ll squeal Of how well … Continue reading

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Make a Wish

Make a Wish I have thrown myself into work Like a coin into a well A vanishing bright drop Speeding into nothing One day you will hear the splash I am no longer legally tender You’ll just have to wish … Continue reading

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Notes Towards a New Poetics

These comments were originally part of my review of Sampurna Chattarji’s book, but I deicded it wasn’t fair to saddle her with them, so I hacked them out and saved them for a later post. This is that post, and … Continue reading

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