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THROUGH MY WINDOW
K. Satchidanandan is a Malayalam poet, translator, academic and bilingual critic and former Secretary, Sahitya Akademi.
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Squeezing the olives

There is hardly any dissenting writer in the world who has not turned the period of his/her imprisonment into a season for reflection, imagination and creative expression. »

Dreams of a lost land

Ibohal Kshetrimayum, a Manipuri who lives in Meghalaya, is unique in the way he blends the personal and the social in his intensely moving, magical, autumn-fresh poems with their primitive energy. »

The power of the myth

Myths have not only survived science and technology but will continue to fascinate creative minds who find in them the threads to weave their own narratives that reflect the traumatic times they live in. »

Sri Lankan stories

Tamil short story in Sri Lanka is not entirely free from the hangovers of a conventional past. But some stories capture the estrangement and the dilemma of the Tamil ethnic-religious-linguistic minority in a country dominated by Sinhala-speaking Buddhists. »

Living with many tongues

The presence of multiple languages in India has several implications for the idea of Indian and comparative literature, the formation of cultural institutions and for our democracy itself. »

Shared traumas

Though the concerns of modern Sri Lankan poetry are diverse, the war seems to have had a deep impact, with most poets questioning Sinhala nationalism and the cultural conservatism underpinning it. »

The politics of rereading

Rereadings of canonical texts side by side with the discovery of buried and forgotten texts have certainly unleashed a lot of radical energy in the realm of criticism. »

Dilemmas of Indian literary criticism

The history of Indian criticism in the past few decades has been the history of the varied responses to various challenges and the attempts to arrive at some critical canon that might help unlock and explain contemporary Indian texts. »

Inside, outside

On two autobiographies that deal with discontent and change but in radically different circumstances: set in two entirely different continents of experience, written in two different languages and following two different modes of narration. »

No end to hope

Even when poetry is dark and angst-ridden, it remains the scream of the agonised mind full of concern for the future or for humankind. Poetry speaks for the victims of all kinds of oppression. »
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