Lora Tomas about ‘Sanskarnama’, in a long, detailed on Nabina Das the author, and the book, in Himal Southasian
Blending text with background illustration and opting for a stylised font in the poem titles, the book itself is a piece of art. It is divided into five untitled parts, which are separated by illustrations executed by Das, and made up of free and rhymed verse compositions of varied length and arrangement. In some poems, the sense of playful yet controlled cadence is intensified by the poet’s use of words and phrases from other Indian languages besides English. Her verses are perfect for reading out loud.
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