by T. P. Sabitha translated from the Malayalam by T. P. Sabitha and K. Satchidanandan first published in Mathrubhoomi (May 31- June 6, 2009) Oblivious fields, which mother’s milk does the penury’s sun boiling in your brimming lap turn into vapour? Village, dancing like an oracle in the festival of green, which parched infant’s cure-forsaken fever makes […]
T. P. Sabitha
T. P. SABITHA, born in 1975, is a scholar, researcher, art critic, and poet in English and Malayalam. She teaches English Literature in a campus college in Delhi University. Her poems in Malayalam were first published when she was sixteen, in Keralakavita, edited by the leading modernist poet Ayyappa Panikkar. She has published her poems in the leading journals in Malayalam — such as Mathrubhumi and Malayalam as well as in English in The Little Magazine and Indian Literature. She has also translated selected poems of Pablo Neruda and contemporary Afghan poetry into Malayalam. She has been doing research on early women’s journals in Malayalam and on Romantic period painting of Indian landscapes. She writes on art and publishes book reviews as well as academic articles.
by T. P. Sabitha translated from the Malayalam by the poet first published in Mathrubhoomi (Sept. 14-20, 2008) To Omana and Gopalakrishnan – translators extraordinaire from Russian into Malayalam – for the gift of a Soviet childhood All of a sudden a pelican landed on our verandah. The river Volga rushed along circling the deity in […]
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]