Archive for April, 2018

Dalit Voice: Literature and Revolt Hardcover – 2018

April 27, 2018

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Hardcover: 282 pages

  • ₹ 1,200.00
  • Publisher: Authorspress (2018)
  • ISBN-10: 9387281787
  • ISBN-13: 978-9387281783

           ASIN: B079DM7YRN


Dalit Voice: Literature and Revolt Hardcover – 2018


About the Book

“The stigma of “caste based discrimination” is attached as soon as one is born in a scheduled caste family. Dalit Voice: Literature and Revolt is by far the first book on dalit studies to cover dalit situation of different parts of India. It is a variegated caravan, a lighted discourse of resistance and emancipation. The book aims at a dalit standpoint; ‘a politics of difference’ or ‘discourse of discontent’ from the mainstream Indian criticism. The standpoint is a project not an inheritance; it is achieved. Dalit woman needs to break her silence. Some essays in the book give voice to her subjectivity and lived experiences.”


About the Editors

“Sharankumar Limbale is a Marathi language author, poet and literary critic. He has penned more than 40 books. He is best known for his autobiographical novel Akkarmashi. Akkarmashi is translated in several other Indian languages and in English. The English translation is published by the Oxford University Press with the title The Outcaste. His critical work Towards an Aesthetics of Dalit Literature (2004) is considered amongst the signal works on Dalit literature.”


“Jaydeep Sarangi has several seminal publications on dalit studies in important journals likeTransnational Literature, Writers in Conversation (Australia),Text Matters (Poland), Le Simplegadi (Italy), JSL (India) and Muse India. He is a review editor for Contemporary Voice of Dalit (Sage Publication). Sarangi is a senior faculty, Dept. of English, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College(Univ. of Calcutta), Kolkata. He may be reached at”



NOT IN MY NAME: Selected Poems (1978-2017) – Sarkar (author), Sarangi (translator, editor)

April 27, 2018

Subodh Sarakar & Jaydeep Sarangi

 NEW BOOK: NOT IN MY NAME: Selected Poems (1978-2017) by SUBODH SARKAR, TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY Jaydeep Sarangi. 

Paperback: 220 pages

₹ 395.0

Publisher: Authorspress (2018)

ISBN-10: 9386722259

ISBN-13: 978-9386722256

 ASIN: B079CLKP5W                                                       

Book Review notes:

  • Subodh babu stirs the heart of all “humans”. I tried to translate his ” sari” and I considered I failed miserably. The intense emotion of his poems in Bangla is untranslatable ( i think) Amiya Chatterjeeon 2 February 2018
  • A poet of all seasons! imaginative awareness of experiences … Jaydeep Sarangi on 1 March 2018

5 out of 5 stars: 5 Stars


About the Author

Subodh Sarkar’s first book of poems was published in the 1970s, and now he has 31 books to his credit. He recently participated in the IWP, University of Iowa as a Fulbright fellow. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award (New Delhi), Gangadhar National Award for Poetry (Sambalpur University) and Bangla Academy Award (Kolkata). He is now the Chairman of ‘Kobita Academy’, Kolkata. Sarkar is the editor of Bhashanagar, a Bengali culture magazine with occasional English issues. He was the guest editor of Indian Literature, New Delhi. He teaches English at City College, Kolkata.

About the Translator

Jaycleep Sarangi is a bilingual academic, poet and translator anchored in Kolkata. He is one of the translators/editors of Surviving in My World: Growing up Dalit in Bengal. He is the Vice President of ‘Guild of Indian English Writers Editors and Critics’. Sarangi is a senior faculty in the Department of English, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata.

About the Book

“Subodh Sarkar’s poems shimmer with an audacity of simplicity, openness and lucidity which mark his poetic idioms subtle, specific and razor-sharp where the poetic corpus retains as an inviting discourse. Love is a companion of the poetic soul. The poet wants to sign in the ‘peace accord’ of minds. Subodh Sarkar allows his poetry to speak for an artist’s responsibility towards life, contexts and manners of the time. These poems bring out the poet’s social, historical, political and economic dimensions to the reading world. He celebrates things happening around him every day; humbled by time’s magic hands. This is a selection from the poems he has written over the last four decades.”










April 17, 2018

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‘Itinerant Poet’ by Leonard Dabydeen

“The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ~ Louis L’Amour

You are not alone on this wind-rush march,
Itinerant ink scribing papyrus
Upon demands and deadlines flaming torch;
Or over ant-hills disturbed omnibus.

Sometimes the hour is long as day or night,
And eyes rebel to yawning, sleeping tide;
But you cannot haul sail in a ship’s flight
For the ink must flow where shadows abide.

When it is not by your will, but dharma
This oeuvre fest embellishes your mind
Deep in all your literary karma;
And unfurls all your constraints free from bind.

Where vista cravings for horizons tempt,
Our writing rhapsody must be well spent.


Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015)