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25-year-old Zeeshan Jaipuri, along with his team, has been curating a website called 'The Kashmir Tales' to give a platform to young and upcoming poets from the Valley.
‘Bhanusingher Padabali’, verses in Brajabuli that Rabindranath Tagore started to write as a teen, went on to become a complete genre of songs.
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's words evoked a variety of sentiments in people’s hearts. Whether it was the Veer ras or Shringaar ras, the poet had mastered them all.
Stay hopeful, and practise social distancing, says Gulzar in his new poem. Read the translation of the poem by Rakhshanda Jalil.
Indian Novels Collective and Mumbai bookstore Kitab Khana brought together renowned and new-generation poets together on Instagram via daily lockdown poetry sessions.
The recent protests in India have brought to the fore poetry's relationship with the State.
Born on 16 March 1929, AK Ramanujan was a poet, scholar, translator & playwright who introduced a brilliant insight into the Indian ways of thinking with a seminal 1989 essay.
Gulzar's short poems featuring Murari Lal pack a punch in how sharply they deal with current issues. Read the translations by Rakhshanda Jalil.
Nissim Ezekiel, the poet, playwright, critic and teacher often wrestled with ideas of belonging and Indianness.
The 18th-century Urdu poet penned ghazals that inspired some classic Bollywood hits.
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