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।
The article is written in response to the piece by former Minister of Information & Broadcasting Mr. Manish Tewari which was published on wire.in. He argued that the Ministry of I&B should be wound up as it has no justification to exist now. I have argued that there is a need to rethink the functions of the Ministry. It remains an important institution for the emerging regulatory challenges thrown by the new media like Facebook, Google etc. Beyond the publicity work, which has been overemphasised in the case of the I&B Ministry, other works including regulatory, need to be strengthened if it has to retain its justification for existence
Faddil Al Azzawi (b. 1940) is an Iraqi poet, novelist and literary critic. His works combine elements of prose and poetry together. He is a widely respected poet and literary figure who was jailed in 1963 by the Iraqi government. He now lives in Germany after going in exile. He believes that poetry separates falsehood from truth and the work of the poet is to break the mould. Some of his poems are translated here in Hindi.
Hilarious experience of an encounter with doctor in the government dispensary- CGHS
शर्को बेकस-जन्म 1940, मृत्यु-2013. ईराक के कुर्द बहुल सुलेमानिया प्रांत में जन्मे शर्कों बेकस कुर्दिस्तान की आजादी के लिए आंदोलन में शामिल रहे हैं। उन्होंने कई सालों तक स्वीडेन में निर्वासित जीवन व्यतीत किया है। बेकस ने कुर्दी भाषा में कविता की नयी शैली की शुरूआत की। कवि के रूप में शर्कों बेकस की तुलना पाब्लो नेरूदा और नाजिम हिकमत से की जाती है। उनकी कुछ कविताओं का हिंदी अनुवाद।
Taha Muhammad Ali is a Palestinian poet. His poems reflect the poignancy of living in occupation and imbued with deep humanist values. Translation of his four poems into Hindi.