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Unsettling beauty

Poets like Jonaki Roy, Aishwarya Iyer, Ramesh Karthik Nayak, and Deepankar Khiwani challenge the representational limits set by the educated bourgeoisie

“Bats and owls/ransack the night/in search of remnants/of memory hidden/by human beings.” - From ‘Chakmak’ by Ramesh Karthik Nayak (Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 03:15 PM IST
BySaikat Majumdar

Out of the anchoring earth: Gieve Patel (1940-2023)

Gieve Patel's recent passing is a reminder of one's own advancing years. He was known for his work as a doctor, poet, painter, and playwright.

Gieve Patel at his home in Colaba, Mumbai, India, on January 13 2017. (Aalok Soni/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 08:38 PM IST
ByVrinda Nabar

Gieve Patel: Physician and polymath “with a slightly sick concern with the body” passes way

The play was set in 19th Century south Gujarat where many members of the Parsi community own enormous estates. It’s also home to indigenous tribes including the Warlis, who used to work in the lands of the Parsi landlords

Gieve Patel, atrist and playwriter poses with Crafted Skeleton, photographed at his studio in Mumbai, on January, 24, 2009. Photograph: ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT (for Himanshu's Story)
Updated on Nov 04, 2023 07:54 AM IST
ByReema Gehi

Review: Book of Rahim & Other Poems by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s new collection of poems includes those in the voice of an aging Ghalib, others on the recovery of old objects from his family home in Lahore, and a revisitation of the work of poet and Mughal general Abd al-Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Published on Oct 28, 2023 07:46 AM IST
ByManohar Shetty

Review: The Sufi’s Nightingale by Sarbpreet Singh

A fictionalised account of the life of a 16th-century Punjabi mystic and poet, Madho Lal Hussain, this novel unravels the tale of transcendental love and faith

People gathering around the well of fire and celebrating Mela Chiraghan at the shrine of Sufi saint Madho Lal Hussain near Lahore, Pakistan. (Sher Ali Photographer / Shutterstock)
Published on Oct 16, 2023 09:02 PM IST
ByLamat R Hasan
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