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More on Selected Poems

December 3, 2014

In which I write a small piece on the laureateship here

K. Satchidanandan writes an in-depth article that looks at (along with 2 other books) my translation of Joy Goswami’s Selected Poems.

And Sanjukta Poddar reviews the book in the new issue of Northeast Review.

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Walking Cities

November 10, 2014

With phase one of Walking Cities (with Welsh poets) coming to an end, it seemed tangentially relevant to share these poems here.

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The third lovely thing…

November 10, 2014

Joy Goswami gets honoured as the First Poet Laureate at the Tata Literature Live! Festival in Bombay. A few photos of the awards ceremony, in which I read a translation of a poem specially written for the occasion and the poem ‘Olu’ from my book of translations.

I read my translations

I read my translations

Joyda reads his acceptance speech

Joyda reads his acceptance speech

Joy Goswami recieving the award from Ashok Vajpeyi

Joy Goswami receives the award from Ashok Vajpeyi

 

With Joyda and his wife Kaberidi

With Joyda and his wife Kaberidi

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Two lovely things happen

October 17, 2014

One: my translation of Joy Goswami’s Selected Poems (Harper Perennial 2014) gets shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry.

Two: Sumana Roy writes a wonderful review-essay on Asymptote

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Post-AFCC, Singapore

July 9, 2014

Scholastic had asked me to do a little post for their blog, on Ela. Here it is!

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My new book of translations

March 26, 2014

I’ve been translating the Bengali poet Joy Goswami for the last eight years. The book, from HarperCollins, can be pre-ordered here and will be in bookshops soon. Meanwhile, here’s a  spread of the cover:

Joy Goswami Selected Poems Translated by Sampurna Chattarji

A review in Sakaal Times can be read here.

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An interview

February 28, 2014

In which I speak of the cities I’ve loved, left and lived in, on WoNoBo

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