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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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Murali Sivaramakrishnan
To read Sri Aurobindo’s poem Savitri is to witness a tremendous adventure in the interior realms; to witness and participate in a multidimensional quest. It is perhaps the best example of spiritual verses—poetry as dhyana mantra. This Indian epic, as we find, is Aurobindo’s magnum opus. (Photo…
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Dr Sutapa Chaudhuri
Bengali writer Toru Dutt is often considered the first Indian poetess to write in French and English. At a time when Indian writers were facing a lot of criticism from English litterateurs, Dutt’s work was not only appreciated but even republished. Although she died at the tender age of 21, Dutt’s…
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Nirupama Dutt
Punjabi poetess Amrita Pritam is regarded as the high priestess of love, a crusader for parity and a rare romantic-feminist. Sahapedia pays a tribute to the woman who became the first modern poet of Punjab at the age of 16. (Photo Courtesy: Public Domain) A drop of your love had blended in So I…
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Priti Tripathi
संस्कृत की समूची ज्ञान-परम्परा से सम्पूर्ण हिन्दी जगत को परिचित व निमज्जित कराने के कारण तुलसीदास न केवल तत्कालीन जनमानस में लोकप्रिय रहे वरन् हमारी आने वाली नस्लों के लिए भी प्रेरणा बन गये। इस लेख में सहपीडिया की कोशिश तुलसीदास के साहित्य की सांस्कृतिक महत्ता पर प्रकाश डालने की है। (Photo Courtesy…
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Priti Tripathi
कबीर के काव्य में जगह-जगह प्रकृति अपनी पूरी गरिमा व भव्यता के साथ मौजूद है। यहाँ तक कि वह कई बार उपदेशक की भूमिका में भी नज़र आती है, जो इस जटिल व विषमतामय जीवन की परिस्थितियों से उबरने में मनुष्य की सहायता करती है। ऐसे में यदि हम उनके काव्य में अभिव्यक्त इस पर्यावरणीय चेतना को समझ सकें और इसे जीवन…
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Manan Kapoor
American poet Allen Ginsberg was one of the leading figures of the 1950s’ Beat generation and the person who coined the term ‘flower power’. Disillusioned in America, he found spirituality and humanity in India. We look at how his experiences in India shaped his mind, soul and poetry. (Photo Source…
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