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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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Aparna Sanyal
It is believed that Buddha Purnima marks the full-moon summer night that saw the birth of a boy who would go on to teach the world about finding happiness by understanding the true nature of life. Central to Buddhist thought are ruminations on suffering brought on by sickness, old age,…
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Manan Kapoor
The celebrated Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali was instrumental in popularising ghazals in the West. One figure who brought him closer to the form was the legendary ghazal singer Begum Akhtar. We look at Akhtar’s influence on the poet and his work, their relationship and how he beautifully…
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Manan Kapoor
Octavio Paz's poems about Delhi are arguably the most profound and striking lines written about the city. Paz was not only a prolific poet, he was also well-read; he found Delhi's 'aesthetic equivalent' in 'novels, not in architecture'. Here, we look at Paz's verses on the Capital's architecture. (…
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Manan Kapoor
More than three decades after his death, the revolutionary Punjabi poet Avatar Singh Sandhu, famously known as Pash, is still relevant. Sahapedia looks at the life and works of the rebellious poet whose poems act as a mirror for the society even today. (Photo Source: Vishav Bharti/Wikimedia Commons…
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Poet and memoirist Hoshang Merchant speaks to Sahapedia about his early life and education in Bombay and the United States, the origins of his family, the events of his childhood that moulded his sexual consciousness and the changing effects of societal conventions on sexualities in India. He…
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Manan Kapoor
Mirza Ghalib is a household name in the Indian subcontinent—a figure who is synonymous with Persian and Urdu poetry. The timeless nature of his verses and the universality of his themes have resulted in his works transcending borders and languages. Thanks to translations of Ghalib's ghazals to…
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Robin Ngangom
In this incisive essay poet Robin Ngangom delineates the terrain of poetry in English in the long troubled Northeast. The textures and tensions of singing a variegated land and its diverse peoples—whose gods are also living hills and streams but who often face shades of discrimination from the…
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