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Ishani Dutta
She is a deputy magistrate, currently posted at Malda collectorate, West Bengal. Apart from avisangi, she is best known for her books of poems Sabhyataka Pendulamharu (2016) and Ma Deh Raato Ranginchu (2019). In this interview, Pavitra Lama talks about the genre of avisangi and the aspects that go…
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Ishani Dutta
Dhamari is a poetry competition that was conceptualised by Nepali Sahitya Sansthan, Siliguri, West Bengal, in 2015. The literary organisation held a Dhamari every year until 2017 to promote Nepali poetry in the Indian Nepali community. The first Dhamari was held on December 26, 2015, at Dr I.B.…
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Ishani Dutta
The performance poetry form avisangi is primarily found in the Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal. What might be regarded as a genre in its own right now, emerged out of the efforts of its creator, Pavitra Lama (born in 1976 in Kalchini, Dooars, West Bengal), to make poetry more popular. Lama, best…
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Ishani Dutta
The Indian Nepali community, also known as the Gorkha/Gorkhali community, residing in and around the Darjeeling Hills has come under scrutiny after the various phases of the Gorkhaland agitation, especially the agitation of 2017. However, the same cannot be said about Indian Nepali literature and…
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