THE GOLDEN BOAT: River Poems by K. Satchidanandan (ed)

In India, every river is a course of myth. Legends surround them, lives get entertwined with their waves, even as fortunes rise and fall with their ebb and flow. Ganga, Yamuna, Sindhu, Saraswati, Brahmaputra, Sarayu, Mahanadi, Krishna, Kaveri, Periyar: name them, and you encounter gods, goddesses, princes, princesses, demons and fairies whose tales they invoke. Indeed, the river has meaning for everyone, whether our lives are directly dependent on one or not.

This anthology of poems about river, from different parts of India and in its myriad languages compiled by Professor K. Satchidanandan, brings to life memories, stories and metaphors associated with rivers through the generations. Featuring the work  of stalwarts such as Rabindranath Tagore, Iqbal, Dilip Chitre, Mamang Dai, J.P. Das, Keki N. Daruwalla, Ashok Vajpeyi and Padma Sachdev, among many others, with many of the poems presented here in the original language and script, along with the translations in English for each, this unique volume is a collector’s treasure.

K. Satchidanandan, poet, critic, editor and translator, was Professor of English at Christ College, University of Calicut, Kerala, editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Akademi and later its Chief Executive. He is now Director and Professor, School of Translation Studies and Training, IGNOU, Delhi.

Genre: Poetry
Price: Rs.195
ISBN:  9789380403151 
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