Reading with Red River Authors: Ramu Ramanathan

The writer you admire most – and why? Samuel Beckett. For his minimalism, for his musical score with words, and for the genius of Krapp’s Last Tape and Happy Days. What are you reading now? Utsa Patnaik’s The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays. Roland Schimmelpfenning’s German plays in English. Jayant Pawar’s short stories in […]

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The launch of COUNTRY DRIVE by Sukrita and Yasmin Ladhaon 16 April 2019.

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Paresh Tiwari reviews Dibyajyoti Sarma’s Book of Prayers for the Nonbeliever in Kitaab.org Dibyajyoti opens the book with a warning where he candidly owns the reader, when he says – this book is about you, and me. In this one sentence, so seemingly innocent, he establishes a tone of confession – almost as if he […]

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Jhilmil Breckenridge talks extensively about RECLAMATION SONG, poetry, mental health and more in a detailed interview with Shelly Bhoil in Setu, a bilingual journal published from Pittsburgh, USA. I am currently working on editing a version of ‘Reclamation Song’ for the UK market; it has been accepted by a poetry publisher, and I am working […]

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Red River poets Namrata Pathak and Paresh Tiwari are at the Ethos Literary Festival 2008 in Kolkata on 22 and 23 December. Friends in Kolkata, do drop by.

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Jhilmil Breckenridge’s new book of poetry, Reclamation Song, was just released in May 2018. Barnali Ray Shukla, filmmaker and writer, lived with the book for a few weeks and several questions emerged. Here are Jhilmil and Barnali in conversation about the book, its themes, and how Jhilmil came to be the confessional poet she is. Read the […]

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