Sixth Edition


LIFE AND LEGENDS

A Silent River Film and Literary Society journal
www.silentriverfilmandliterarysociety.org

Life and Legends – Sixth Edition

From the Cradle of Civilization: Contemporary Indian Poetry
Published: Monday, January 15th, 2018.
Irvine, CA, USA.
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Editor-in-Chief
Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

Associate Editor
Robbi Nester

Editor Intern
Nirvan Chitnis

Cover
Indian Folk Art, Artist unknown

EDITORIAL
Let’s Bring the Elephant – Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
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SPECIAL FEATURES

The Wish of a Leaf : A Tribute to Kunwar Narain – Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
Remembering Agha Shahid Ali – Christopher Merrill
Kalam Haidri, Phoopajaan – Tabish Khair
Tera Kuch Saamaan: The Presence and Absence of Gulzar – Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

INTERVIEW

The Light and Fire of a Lantern
An Interview with Mangalesh Dabral, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

Before and After The Pulitzer
An Interview with Vijay Seshadri, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

One Day When There Are No Half-Wet Black Clouds
An Interview with Huzaifa Pandit, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis


ESSAY

Pained Femininity: Seething Women’s Voices – Dr. V.V.B. Rama Rao


INDIAN POETRY IN TRANSLATION

THE LEGENDS

. Kalidas – Translated from the original Sanskrit by Usha Kishore
. Mir Taqi Mir – Translated from the original Urdu by Meghan Hartman
. Mirza Ghalib – Translated from the original Urdu by Tabish Khair
. Rabindranath Tagore – Translated from the original Bengali by Bina Biswas
. Jibanananda Das – Translated from the original Bengali by Lopa Banerjee
. Nagarjun – Translated from the original Hindi by Sunil Sharma
. Amrita Pritam – Translated from the original Punjabi by Jhilmil Breckenridge
. Shiv Kumar Batalvi – Translated from the original Punjabi by Nalini Priyadarshni
. Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad Mehjoor – Translated from the original Kashmiri by Huzaifa Pandit


CONTEMPORARIES 

. Bharat Bhushan Agarwal – Translated from the original Hindi by Abhay K.
. Mahendra Bhatnagar – Translated from the original Hindi by Anuradha Bhattacharyya
. Amarjit Chandan – Translated from the original Punjabi by Taseer Gujral
. Mangalesh Dabral – Translated from the original Hindi by Sarabjeet Garcha
Jawaid Danish – Translated from the original Urdu by Varsha Singh
. Mamta Dash – Translated from the original Oriya by Mona Dash
. Hemant Divate – Translated from the original Marathi by Mustansir Dalvi
. Saqi Farooqi – Translated from the original Urdu by Huzaifa Pandit
. Hema Hemambika – Translated from the original Malyalam by Ra Sh (Ravi Ravi Shanker N )
. Nazeer Kadikkad – Translated from the original Malayalam by Ra Sh (Ravi Shanker N)
. S. Kannan – Translated from the original Malayalam by Ra Sh(Ravi Shanker N)
. Biplab Majee – Translated from the original Bengali by Anuradha Bhattachraya
. Om Nagar – Translated from the original Rajasthani by Abhay K.
. Kunwar Narain – Translated from the original Hindi by Apurva Narain
. Andal Priyadarshni – Translated from the original Tamil by Padmaja Iyengar – Paddy
. Sudheer Raj – Translated from the original Malayalam by Ra Sh (Ravi Shanker N)
. Kedarnath Singh – Translated from the original Hindi into English by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
. K. Satchidanandan – Translated from the original Malayalam by K. Satchidanandan
. R. Sangeetha – Translated from the original Malayalam by Ra Sh (Ravi Shanker N)
. Subodh Sarkar – Translated from the original Bengali by Jaydeep Sarangi
. Manprasad Subba – Translated from the original Nepali by Manprasad Subba
. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari – Translated from the original Hindi into English by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
. Taranand Viyogi– Translated from the original Maithili by Prabhat Jha
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INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH

Shanta Acharya – India/UK
Usha Akella – India/USA
Smeetha Bhoumik – India
Jhilmil Breckenridge – India/UK
Mona Dash – India/UK
Nabina Das – India
Neelam Chandra Saxena – India
Anjana Deshpandey – India/USA
Abhay K. – India
Namarita Kathait – India
Sukrita Paul Kumar – India
Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy – India
Nalini Priyadarshini – India
Farah Siddiqui Matin – India/Ireland
Huzaifa Pandit – India
Ram Krishna Singh – India
Sophia Naz – India/Pakistan/USA
Lalrinkima (Seiji) – India
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INDIAN POETRY FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS

Satyapal Anand – India/USA
Ashok Bhargava – India/Canada
Tikuli – India
Khursheed Hayat – India
Ami Kaye – India/USA
Puneet Kumar – India
Sonnet Mondal – India
Sarojini Sahoo – India
Mani Suri – India/USA
Ambika Talwar – India/USA
Bimlesh Tripathi – India
Hareprakash Upadhyay – India
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POETRY GENERAL CATEGORY

Gale Acuff
Cameron Morse
Simon Perchik
Thomas Piekarski
Sergio A. Ortiz
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DEBUT (POETRY)
Nidarsh Raj – Translated from the original Malayalam by Vidya Panicker

DEBUT (SHORT STORY)
Margot – Vishwa Chitnis – USA/India
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EVENT
Amravati Poetic Prism 2017 – Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

VIDEO
Hotel Poetry – Ramsha Ashraf – Pakistan

SOUND
Ghazals by Agha Shahid Ali and Christopher Merrill

BOOK REVIEW
CAPITALS – Saba Bashir

WALK WITH ME
Nasadiya Sukta – Translated from the original Sanskrit into English by A.L. Basham


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