-Rajesh K. Jha I see the dust rising from the hooves of time, setting on the tender grass ahead of me, sky turning into a blotch of faded orange like Monet's Impression sunrise. I gather jasmine, roses and bougainvillea, string a handcuff for you. But prisoners are wont to escape, they can kill and sometimes commit …
A poem: Old Lady in the Metro Train
मियां कविताओं का श्रृंखला में मैंने अब तक दो ब्लॉगों में १० कविताएं शामिल की हैं। प्रतिरोध की इन कविताओं की तीसरी और आखिरी कड़ी में प्रस्तुत हैं चार और कविताएं।
असम में रहने वाले बंगलाभाषी मुसलमानों को मियां कहा जाता है। यह उनके लिए एक अपमानजनक संबोधन है। इस समुदाय के लोगों को लंबे समय से सामाजिक तिरस्कार और हिंसा का शिकार होना पड़ा है। इसके प्रतिरोध में मियां कविता का दौर शुरू हुआ जिसे सोशल मीडिया ने लोगों के सामने लाया। इन कविताओं में गहरी संवेदना और संघर्ष की चेतना दिखाई देती है। मैंने कुछ मियां कविताओं का अंग्रेजी से अनुवाद किया है जो तीन किश्तों में ब्लॉग पर डाल रहा हूं। पेश है इस किश्त की दूसरी कड़ी।
ओशन वुयोंग युवा वियतनामी कवि हैं जो अब अमरीका में रहते हैं। उनकी कविताओं में वियतनाम युद्ध की विभीषिका के साथ ही आप्रवासी जीवन के तनावों और प्रेम के इंद्रधनुषी स्वरूप का दर्शन होता है। उनकी कुछ कविताओं का अंग्रेजी से अनुवाद।
In his brief life of less than 50 years, Ramkrishna Jha 'Kishun' enriched Maithili literature. His made significant contribution to Maithili poems inspiring a number of literary persons of the era. His two poems are translated here from Maithili into English. The poems display a deep existential angst searching for the meaning of life.
Muslims of Bengali origins are called Miya in Assam. These people have been at the receiving end of violence and exclusion. They have suffered violence and social discrimination over. long period of time. It gave rise to a protest literature, especially poetry called Miah Poetry. In recent times, after the NRC process got under way, the issues confronting this section of Assamese society became even sharper. A new breed of hard hitting poetry emerged which was popularised by the Social Media. The poems bring out the deep anguish and alienation of Miyas of Assam. The political element of resistance poetry however does not in any way diminish its poetic aesthetics. Translation of Miyah poetry into Hindi has been done in a series of three blogs. Here is the first of the series.
Baba Nagarjun is counted among the greatest poets of modern India. He wrote in Maithili, Hindi and Bangla. His original name was Baidyanath Mishra to which he added 'Yatri'. This poem is a searing indictment of the orthodox religious mindset which privileges the other world over what is real, this world. The poet says, 'the Shruti is false, so is Smriti, false are the Puranas and the sacred books, fasting and penance are false, false is the history of the kings and the rulers.' It is a long but powerful poem. Perhaps he would have been lynched if he wrote today! That is why his poems need to be read in as many languages as possible. Here is the English Translation of his Maithili poem Param Satya
मेनका शिवदासानी के अबतक दो काव्य संग्रह Nirvana at Ten Rupees, and Stet प्रकाशित हो चुके हैं। भारत के बंटवारे पर केंद्रित सिंधी कविताओं का उनके द्वारा किया गया अनुवाद साहित्य अकादमी से प्रकाशित हुआ है। वे कविताओं तथा साहित्य से संबंधित अनेक संस्थाओं एवं कार्यक्रमों से जुडी रही हैं। अंग्रेजी से उनकी चार कविताओँ का अनुवाद।
Rakbar, a daily wage labourer and small dairy runner from Alwar was killed by Cow Vigilantes in Rajsthan recently. It is the latest in the series of killings in the name of cow reported from all over the country. A poem on this theme.
A heart touching poem by the Mexican poet Raul Gutierrez on his conversations with his child translated into Hindi
Recent controversy surrounding the tweet by J&K Cadre IAS Officer Shah Faesal's and subsequent order of departmental enquiry against him has brought into focus issues of freedom of expression for government servants in the light of Conduct Rules. The write up explores various dimensions of the issue and argues for a more open, transparent system for government servants to express themselves in the public realm.
Translation of Ajmer Rode's Poems- Part-3- Ajmer Rode is a significant literary personality of Punjabi and English based in Canada. He is known as the founder of Punjabi Theatre in Canada. His collection of poems 'Leela' is considered a landmark in Punjabi poetry. In his poems questions of immigrant life and other existential issues of the humankind find eloquent expression. The simplicity of format combined with the intensity of personal experience in his poems leaves a deep impact on the reader. In the third and final part of the series, here is the translation of three of his selected poems into Hindi.
Ajmer Rode is a powerful and influential literary figure writing in Punjabi and English. His collection of poems 'Leela' is considered a landmark in Punjabi poetry. His poems confront questions of immigrant life and other existential issues of the humankind. The simplicity of his poetry combined with the intensity of personal experience leaves a deep impact on the reader. He lives in Canada. In the second of the series, here is the translation of there of his selected poems.
Ajmer Rode is a powerful and influential literary figure. He writes in Punjabi and English. His collection of poems 'Leela' is considered a landmark in Punjabi poetry. His poems confront questions of immigrant life and other existential issues of the humankind. The simplicity of his poetry combined with the intensity of personal experience leaves a deep impact on the reader. He lives in Canada. Here is the translation of some of his selected poems in three episodes. This is the first one with five poems of Ajmer Rode translated into Hindi.
Translation of five poems on the theme of migration. Migration today has become a world wide phenomenon. The US policy of separating children from parents who illegally enter into US has attracted criticism in US and across the world. War, internal conflict, political oppression all contribute to people migrating at great personal risk. Poets have given expression to the agony and deep anxiety of people who are forced to be migrants.
अनुवाद- राजेश कुमार झा कवि परिचय-मलिवे मसिस्का का जन्म मालावी में हुआ। वर्तमान में वे लंदन के बर्कबेक विश्वविद्यालय में अंग्रेजी के प्राध्यापक हैं। उन्होंने कविताओं के अलावा अफ्रीकी लेखक वुल सोईंका तथा चिनुआ अचेबे पर भी किताबें लिखी हैं। केले का पत्ता जाड़ों के बीतने के बाद, लिखूंगा तुम्हारे लिए एक प्रेम गीत- सरल …
Tenzin Tsundue is a young Tibetan poet and activist. He has gone to jail for raising the issue of Tibet in India on many occasions. Two of his poems are translated here in Hindi.
It is a photo essay on the City of Wuhan, China. In my short visit to this city, I experienced the tremendous prosperity and affluence of China. The essay aims to capture some of the nuances of the Chinese society as it stands today. How does one see Socialism with Chinese Characteristics?
मिस्र के कवि मैथ्यू शेनोडा की कविताओं का अनुवाद। शेनोडा का जन्म कॉप्टिक ईसाई समुदाय में हुआ। कोलंबिया विश्वविद्यालय में प्रोफेसर।