HEMANT RITU, Issue No. 82 (Nov-Dec 2018)

FEATURE – AROMA OF THE HEART - Poetry by Youth < The Age of 30

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“Creativity is an aroma of human heart,” observes Guest Editor Dr Jaydeep Sarangi, and the 19 young poets – contributing to the Feature: Aroma of the Heart – Poetry by Youth Below the Age Of 30 – “come from different cultural and demographic positions,” ranging from “School goers to professionals and teachers,” making the age group “unique.” Stroll into “this poetic garden” and enjoy the aroma of “Every leaf” in it.  >>>

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Noor cherishes life through the wings of poesy. She holds hands together and plunges into the jagged edges of her breath. She reminds us how the poets of all ages haunt for the gems of beauty and truth on the banks of the river of no coasts. (Feature – Aroma of the Heart – Poetry by Youth < The Age of 30)




For Betsy Thomas, every small thing speaks. Every leaf knows how she feels. Her loaded images emit fire. Fantasy colours her cultural lore and objects. She realises that poetry can lead her to explore her inner wakefulness and deeper space of an island of her own. (Feature – Aroma of the Heart – Poetry by Youth < The Age of 30)




Apart from linguistic fluency, there is a deep creative touch to Swapna Dutta’s translation in conveying deftly, in English, the content of the original poems in Hindi or Bengali. Translators help the enormous and rich literary output in regional languages worldwide. (Poetry)




Nihan Draksha’s poetry takes you on a flight through alternating dark clouds and clear skies. Stark realities of the bygone often peep through sensitive fissures of memories in her poems. (Poetry)




Four interesting novels1. After the Storm (Lakshmy Ramanathan); 2. Claudia (Sophia Lorena Benjamin); 3. Poonachi, or the Story of a Black Goat (Perumal Murugan/ Trans. from Tamil by R Kalyan Raman); 4. Agnyatha: The Memoir of Tipu’s Unknown Commander (Krishnamurthy Hanuru/ Trans. from Kannada by Shankar Swamy)… Reviewers: Gagan Bihari Purohit; Revathi Raj Iyer; Lakshmi Kannan; Shiv Sethi (Book Reviews)




Three books of short stories1. Manto Saheb: Friends and Enemies on the Great Maverick (Anthology of stories trans. From Punjabi/Urdu by Vibha Chauhan & Khalid Alvi); 2. The Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness (Anirudh Kala); 3. The Trees Told Me So (Purva Grover) ... Reviewers: Girija Suri; Semeen Ali; Ashish Negi. (Book Reviews)




Three works of poetry – 1. Kalidasa Ritusamharam – A Gathering of Seasons (Trans. from Sanskrit by A N D Haksar); 2. The Profane (Satyajit Sarna); 3. Soothing Serenades: Straight from the Heart (Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar) … Reviewers: Usha Kishore; Sushmita Mukherjee; Gopal Lahiri. (Book Reviews)




Three works of poetry – 1. Kalidasa Ritusamharam – A Gathering of Seasons (Trans. from Sanskrit by A N D Haksar); 2. The Profane (Satyajit Sarna); 3. Soothing Serenades: Straight from the Heart (Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar) … Reviewers: Usha Kishore; Sushmita Mukherjee; Gopal Lahiri. (Book Reviews)

Past Issues

Issue:81:MENTAL HEALTH

Issue:80:Sanskrit Literature

Issue:79:INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

Issue:78:Indian Feminism

Issue:77:Indian College Fiction

Issue:76:JNANPITH LAUREATE SANKHA GHOSH

Issue:75:Jnanpith Laureate C Narayana Reddy

Issue:74:Fiction Bonus