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Category: Issue B4 (Indurkar, Dwibedy, Das Gupta)

Wound, Therapy & Vigilance in Sophia Naz’s Poetry – by Uttaran Das Gupta

Very early in Sophia Naz’s Pointillism we encounter the poem “Chappan Churri”, about one Janaki Bai who was stabbed fifty-six (chappan, in Urdu/Hindu) times by a jilted lover, but survived. While this is a comment on the sort of violently obsessive love glamorised in films such as Darr (1993), Raanjhanaa (2013) and others, it is [...]

Two Poems – by Biswamit Dwibedy

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Two Poems – by Manjiri Indurkar

Diabetes at a Birthday Party On a channel, a day late in celebrating Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday, plays a song where Sadhana promises to haunt her lover and Ma pierces a needle in her large stomach pushing insulin into her body diabetes, she reminds me, will eat your bones. if you ever look at pictures of [...]