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Conversations with Octavio Paz

Conversations with Octavio Paz

2018 marks the 20th death anniversary of Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet and diplomat. Octavio Paz. Excerpts from a rare, so-far unpublished snatches of a conversation with him in 1982 with late Professor Shiv K. Kumar

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In the Midst of Words and other poems

In the Midst of Words and other poems

Fifteen poems by Sarwat Hussain, translated from Urdu into English by Riyaz Latif

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In A Certain Light and other poems

In A Certain Light and other poems

Three poems by Summer Edward who teaches writing and communications at The University of the West Indies as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Epiphaneia and other poems

Epiphaneia and other poems

Seven poems by the author of Make Us All Islands (Shearsman), which was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Forward Prize, and Giant (Platypus Press), as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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Andrew Otis: The Story of India's first newspaper

Andrew Otis: The Story of India's first newspaper

Andrew Otis’s book, Hicky’s Bengal Gazette: The Untold Story of India’s First Newspaper, is the story of James Augustus Hicky, the architect of the first newspaper in India

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On Writing: Discovering Virinara

On Writing: Discovering Virinara

Usha Alexander on writing The Legend of Virinara which stirs up timeless questions about war and peace

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The Rohingya Exodus: A photo essay

The Rohingya Exodus: A photo essay

The Rohingya refugee issue has been a long-standing problem and, unfortunately, the international community has remained mostly mute, unwilling to play a role in helping to resolve the problem. More than 35 years since it began, the Rohingyas’ crisis is long overdue for a solution.

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From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

From the archives: Meeting Mann in Cambridge

Snatches from a conversation with Thomas Mann and Jawaharlal Nehru at Cambridge: "Every writer carries on his shoulder the burden of understanding. He looks around comprehending the world with all its complexities and contradictions

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Michael Ondaatje: Shards of Memory

Michael Ondaatje: Shards of Memory

Reading Warlight is like wading through a blanket of fog and mist, with light surfacing at the end

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Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

Upamanyu Chatterjee: Meat of the Matter

The Revenge of the Non-Vegetarian is tightly conceived and though slim, packs quite a punch, dissecting India’s descent into atavistic madness over meat and its hopelessly flawed judicial system

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Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar: Prophet of Pain

Gulzar’s first novel Two is not just his search for a catharsis from the Partition and its wounds; it is a bell sounding out the possibility of other Partitions that could be brewing in the darkness of human minds

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White Eyeliner to Hillary and other poems

White Eyeliner to Hillary and other poems

Eight poems by the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing at Missouri Western State University as part of World Poetry/Prose Portfolio [WPP], curated by Sudeep Sen

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