Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ah, the new issue of ‘Indian Literature’, the Sahitya Akamedi’s Bi-Monthly Journal (Sep/Oct 2015; issue 289) is on my desk, and I cannot stop smiling. The issue, titled, ‘India Under 40’, opens with the English translations of Assamese poems by two of my friends, Bijoy Sankar Barman and Kamal Kumar Tanti. The issue also features an incisive article on women in Assamese writing by Arindam Borkakati, whom I used to know when we were doing our Masters. Can I just add that I had whale of a time translating Kamal’s challenging and intriguing poems?

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