Bengali

POETRY AND THE POPULAR

Bengali is one Indian language in which the serious and the popular have always managed to interact in a more dynamic and meaningful way. It is also one language in which serious poetry is equally, often more, read and received than the frankly popular one. Poetry remains something that one could make use of in daily struggles. This session explores a new phase in this fascinating encounter, in a West Bengal which is no more the same political and cultural entity it used to be.

Speakers: Nabarun Bhattacharya, Subodh Sarkar, Ujjal Singha, Srijato.

Moderator: Paromita Chakravarti.

Reading: Nabarun Bhattacharya, Subodh Sarkar, Ujjal Singha, Srijato.

Time: 18 December, 2.45 PM to 4.00 PM.