Nasim Basiri in Atunis Poetry:
The poet believes “language is a site of civilizational shifts”, Mixing language becomes a necessary act of protest and resistance through persona in a time when language is knowingly, often destructively, misused and retouched to render service to those in power. Nabina Das’s poetry offers insights into how multilingual resources such as language mixing in poetry can be used to address power relations. Through a mixed language in poetry, as a woman who encounters hindrances, fences and borders, history becomes a exigency and urgency for Nabina, so she can shape it, rethink it, re-tell it and stop it from annihilating or at least suspend it.
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