Translation of a poem by Manglesh Dabral, one of the most important contemporary poets writing in Hindi. Manglesh recently returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest at the silence of the Akademi at murders of writers and state’s complicity in rising intolerance in India.
Author: Manglesh Dabral
Manglesh Dabral (born 16 May 1948) is a prominent contemporary Indian poet who writes in Hindi.
He has published five collections of poetry, namely, Pahar Par Lalten, Ghar Ka Rasta, Ham Jo Dekhte Hain, Awaz Bhi Ek Jagah Hai and Naye Yug Men Shatru, two collections of prose Lekhak Ki Roti and Kavi Ka Akelapan, and a travel diary Ek Bar Iowa.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi in 2000 for his poetry collection Ham Jo Dekhte Hain.
Manglesh Dabral returned Sahitya Akademi award protesting against the Hindi writer, poet and playwright Rajesh Joshi and Manglesh Dabral returned Sahitya Akademi award on Sunday night joining growing list of litterateurs, who gave back award to the Akademi, India's national academy of letters against what he described as "increasing intolerance in the country."