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The Butcher Loves Me a Lot – Reading the poems of Loknath Yashwant

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  Chanchal Kumar The critic Walter Benjamin, talking about a piece of literature, says that the truth content of the work becomes more relevant only if it is bound up with its subject matter “inconspicuously and intimately”. If we go by this explanation then Loknath Yashwant’s volume places a mirror to us, in order that …

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Reading ‘The Bridge of Migration’: Reflections on two poems of Yogesh Maitreya

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  Chanchal Kumar Yogesh Maitreya is an assured new voice in dalit English literature. His debut poetry collection “The Bridge of Migration” was published in 2017 by Panther’s Paw Publication. This essay is first in a series I intend to write about his poems from the above mentioned volume. The poem I begin with is …

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Reading Chandramohan Sathyanathan’s poetry

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  Chanchal Kumar Chandramohan Sathyanathan’s poems are “plus-sized”, his poetry comes “without introduction or foreword from veterans”. By thus asserting their uniqueness and difference from the writing of his peers, he claims the historical tradition that harks back to the culture of writing of which Namdeo Dhasal is a major name, and for him personally, …

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The Bridge of Migration: Introducing a tongue that wasn’t ‘chiselled by school’

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  Round Table India We publish here an excerpt from the newly released collection of poetry by Yogesh Maitreya titled The Bridge of Migration. Following is the introduction by Kuffir, Editor of Round Table India, featured in this book of powerful series of poems. ~  we must fill blood in our pensinstead of ink, and write …

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The Circle That Is Losing Its Centre : Ambedkarite Poetry of Our Time

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  Yogesh Maitreya Dalit poetry in Maharashtra has been recently going through a transition. However, there are only a few poets who have managed to catch this transition in their poems. Some of them turned inward and explored the subject matter of their personal conflicts with the world. Others have managed to make the dialectical …

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Hatred in the belly: Book Launch and Discussion in Mumbai

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On Saturday, 23rd January, 20163:30 PM – 7:00 PMAt: J. P. Naik Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 098 Chief Guests  J. V. Pawar, eminent writer and founding member of the Dalit Panthers;Dr Suresh Mane, Former Head of Law Department, University of Mumbai;Sunil Khobragade, Editor-in-Chief, Mahanayak  Speakers  Dr Sangeeta Pawar, …