In July 2022, an elderly person in Dhaka was not allowed to enter a cinema hall as he was clad in Lungi. This is not the only incident. Discrimination due to what dress one is wearing is a common phenomenon. The long poem by Bangladeshi poet and academic Kaiser Haq brings out the social-exclusion practiced in the name of dress, our colonial hang overs about clothes in a powerful manner. Here is the Hindi translation of the poem.
The movie Hawa is taking the Bangladeshi theaters by a storm. The intriguing tale of a boat whose crew members one day suddenly find a woman in its net, reveals the grand majesty of human heart and its dark depths. The movie is a masterpiece from Bangladesh. My impressions of the movie which I watched in Dhaka recently.
It is my story of how we fall for the lure of consumerism and advertisement. We buy things that we don't need, or buy more than we need.
These poems on the theme of Corona are haunting and evocative. The biggest pandemic of this century has generated a huge literature around it. Perundevi's poems are remarkable for their symbolism and ability to catch the haunting reality of pandemic.
Lyuba Yakimchuk is a Ukranian poet, and script writer. She is a prominent young Ukranian poet writing about war, dislocation and alienation. Here are some of her poems translated into Hindi.
The six poems by K. Srilata translated from English to Hindi are a retelling of the stories from Mahabharat from a women's perspective.
Translation of 13 poems of Almog Behar into Hindi. He is a poet from Israel who shows deep sensitivity to the issue of language and both political and philosophical levels. He believes in bringing the Hebrew and Arabic languages and people together.
कमला दास (1934-2009) अंग्रेज़ी और मलयालम की प्रसिद्ध लेखिका, कवयित्री। उनकी कविताओं में female-sexuality की बेबाक़ अभिव्यक्ति दिखाई देती है। उनकी एक अंग्रेज़ी कविता का हिंदी अनुवाद
मानवाधिकार हनन और प्रताड़ना के खिलाफ मार्गरेट एटवुड की कविता। चालीस साल पहले लिखी यह कविता दुनिया भर में प्रताड़ित हो रहे लोगों, कवियों, लेखकों के लिए गहरी संवेदना से सराबोर है।
Rowley Habib (also Rore Hapipi) a Maori poet, a playwright is considered the first literary personality who brought the concerns of the Maori people to the mainstream of New Zealand people. His poems are translated from English here.