आज़ादी विशेषांक / Freedom Special

अंक 13 / Issue 13

कविता / Poetry

Perish her intellect: Four Tamil Women Poets

कविता / Poetry

Translated by Lakshmi Holmström Malathi Maithri Perish her intellect: cruel is her servitude* Her grandmother once carried her husband to his mistress’s house, in a basket. As for her father, he had a family in every village; he’d set off on visits driving his fine bullock cart. Her husband, not to be outdone, would rape […]



My tongue went black: Nakul Krishna

कविता / Poetry

Two Poems in Modern Styles 1 Neck deep in beach sand A morning prank gone evening sour Who are these strangers walking towards me from the horizon? Crustaceans, perhaps Vanguard for the rising tide.   2 Those who know to read the language of the almanacs know to expect eclipses, know to expect eclipses to pass. To those who know to […]



Freedom, we couldn’t write your name: Aruni Kashyap

कविता / Poetry

1966  Shopping : A Letter Instead of those slippers, scattered like dry leaves in your courtyard after a windy day   I had expected to see Bhutiyas with colourful sweaters. Though it was late January, it was still the season when you wanted to stay longer in bed, under the warmth of a quilt. The […]



The Leisure Class: Ambarish Satwik

कविता / Poetry

In the top quintile, the leisure class, Females were expensive and useless And consequently valuable. So a certain kind of tits and arse And waist served as chattel to the hubris Of their men. It wasn’t sufficient to merely possess Wealth but required that its evidence should fluoresce   From the brightest bits of the […]



Dream Poem: Mahesh Verma

कविता / Poetry

Translated from Hindi by Sneha Desai Nail Clippers Nail clippers are vexed by people. They are hungry creatures, but you wouldn’t classify them as any particular species of bug or lizard. They grind their teeth from a malady of the stomach, and even when resolutely annoyed, cast hungry looks at the languor of your hands. […]



बच्चों के लिखी कविताएँ और कहानियाँ : Poems and Stories by Children

कविता / Poetry

चयन: प्रभात मेरा घर बरसते मौसम में है: चाहत एक भालू था. वो गर्मी के मौसम में पानी में तैरने के लिए जा रहा था. उसे बड़ी सी मछली दिखी. भालू उसे पकड़कर खा गया. फिर वो घर जाकर सो गया. सुबह हो गर्इ. उसे जोर की प्यास लगी. उसे जामुन के पेड़ पर तोता […]



Birthdaybird: Claus Ankersen

कविता / Poetry

It is your birthday and I think of you It is your birthday and the sun is shining the eagles hover on hot airwaves heads as white as sea foam and the waves the waves roll stick and stone beneath the pond still look as I sit here and watch you so far away in […]



Bankastræti Blues: Claus Ankersen

कविता / Poetry

Bankastræti Blues   Your legs of lamb, Reykjavik the red, crispy, tender, juicy young meat and the way you swim like a fish in the water or round and around a juniper bush or a sushi counter I drill my way under your skin, Reykjavik peek through the crack of your fresh fillets and walk […]



Can you hear it?: Claus Ankersen

कविता / Poetry

Listen! Mums filibaba Ting-gluti-tuu   On the barstool, a swine in human form is oinking it’s snout buried in a plate of nachos it wears a broad wool headband and looks like it thinks it looks like Elaine from Seinfeld Two sows are throning by it’s side, dressed in pretty outfits fashionably draped on their […]



बच्चों के लिए विविध भाषाओँ की कविताएँ / Poems from Various Indian Languages

कविता / Poetry

अनुवाद एवं प्रस्तुति: प्रभात मैथिली कविता: तरेगन मामु हो एक तेरगन दू तरेगन तरेगन मामु हो   आपने खाएला झींगा मछरिया हमरा देर्इला झोर तोहरा दुअरिया अब ना जैइबो टप-टप टपके लोर गुजराती कविता: टबुक-टबुक: नटवर पटेल छोटे तारे लबुक-लबुक बड़े तारे झबुक-झबुक डूंगर के पीछे से चांद कैसा देखे टबुक-टबुक   कुमाउनी कविता मोहन […]