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Synaesthesia and syncretism

Ratna Raman Mr Y.K. Sharma, a teacher of English literature in Delhi University, channelled his extensive reading into the layered teaching of poetry to undergraduates. He introduced us to the word ‘synaesthesia,’ in the context of Romantic poetry. The word … Continue reading

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Kade Awaz te Maro

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In the company of books

Before the entry of modern gadgets like television and internet, books — the carriers of human thought from one generation to the next — kick-started revolutions. Even today, the written word continues to inspire all areas of human endeavour, including … Continue reading

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Literature as a safety valve

by Faiyyaz Farooqui ON a very bright shiny evening of last winter when I was about to start my tennis game, Colonel Harjap, my tennis mate and a good friend, talked about a budding poetess, Bhagyashree, of Ludhiana. He insisted … Continue reading

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The joy of writing

by Jupinderjit Singh IT does not matter if a person like this writer is not able to write much these days. After all, one is no Keats or Salman Rushdie. The world may not miss anything. But in such a … Continue reading

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Death of a short story writer

by N. S. Tasneem ON November 28, Shravan Kumar Varma breathed his last in Amritsar. His passing away at the age of 85 has suddenly brought to the mind that Amritsar can no more boast of having nurtured Urdu short … Continue reading

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एक कहानी से अमर हुए गुलेरी

इलाहाबाद। हिंदी साहित्य में बिरले ही साहित्यकार ऐसे हैं जिन्हें उनकी एक रचना ने अमर कर दिया। पं. चंद्रधरशर्मा गुलेरी की किशोर मनोविज्ञान की सशक्त अभिव्यक्ति उसने कहा था ने हिंदी साहित्य की कालजयी रचनाओं में अपनी उपस्थिति दर्ज कराई … Continue reading

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