SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Poetry with Mamta Sagar

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Date: 18 September 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 18 September 2019Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B204

Type of Event: Poetry Reading

Mamta Sagar is a Kannada poet, playwright, translator, and activist living in Bengaluru. She has four collections of poems and plays. Kaada Navilina Hejje (Footsteps of the Wild Peacock, 1992), Nadiya Neerina Teva (Dampness of the River Water, 1999), Hiige HaaLeya Maile HaaDu (Like This on the Page the Song, 2007), Hide & Seek, a collection of selected poems in English translated by Chitra Panikkar with the source text in Kannada (2014), Chukki Chukki Chandakki, a musical play for children (1993), The Swing of Desire, translation of her Kannada play Mayye Bhaara Manave Bhaara, included in Staging Resistance: Plays by Women in Translation (2004), Como esto en la pagina la cancion, a collection of her poems in Spanish translated by Nicolás Suescún and Nelson Roque Valdés (2008).

She has translated and edited Beyond Barriers: Slovenian-Kannada Literature Interactions, a trilingual compilation of poems and stories (2011). Elif Shafak’s Forty Rules of Love is one of her recent translations into Kannada. Mamta has collaborated her poetry performance with visual artists, musicians and poets from other language areas within and outside India. Mamta is a recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship (2015) and AUROPOLIS Poet in Residence at Belgrade (2012).

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