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Ambika Ananth

Ambika Ananth – Editorial Comment

Providing substantial reality through sustained imagination, the poems here are of different moods and pathos. If words are carefully chosen to present poetic thoughts, how potent they can be in evoking response, what impact they can have on readers' minds can be understood by reading the poems presented here. It is said that the meaning of the poem rests on the emotional mood of the reader, hence the readers' role in poetic appreciation is as important as that of the primary creator - the poet. The experience of 'rasa' depends strongly on the receptivity of the readers. Be it a socio-politico-historical reality or a deeper probing of inner heart the poem conveys, only if it evokes aesthetic and literary appreciation, it becomes a successful poem. Without the enjoyer, the creation loses its value - our readers as the poetic enjoyers add value to the creations. I thank all the poet-contributors and I welcome you all to enjoy the poetic feast spread out here.     



Gulzar : Guftagu with Sukrita Paul Kumar
Pavan K Varma : In Conversation with Charanjeet Kaur
Atreya Sarma U : ‘The Battle of Palnad’
Sanjukta Dasgupta : Julian Barne’s ‘The Sense of an Ending’
Anish Krishnan Nayar : Poems of Irom Sharmila
Devyani Agrawal : Writing of Khaled Hosseini
Madhu Singh : Bhisham Sahni’s ‘Wangchu’
Minu Mehta : Public Choices & Private Voices
Sudeshna Kar Barua : Toru Dutt’s ‘Our Casuarina Tree’

Book Reviews
Nuggehalli Pankaja : ‘Perfectly Untraditional’
Pramod K Das & Narayan Jena : ‘The Poetics of History'
Rita Nath Keshari : ‘Golden Island’
Sneha Subramanian Kanta : ‘The Second Choice’

Ambika Ananth – Editorial Comment
Krishna Chakravarthy
Zinia Mitra
Jairaj Padmanabhan
Sandip Sahoo
Sasnarine Persaud
Shobhana Kumar

Gautam Maitra : ‘Varsha’s Encounter ...’
Kanakasabapathi K S : ‘Dora’
Shaily Sahay : ‘Roodrabhisheka’
Tulsi Charan Bisht : ‘Twilight’
Atreya Sarma U : Editorial Musings

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