Poetry Book Launch by Anand Thakore

5:30 pm

Poetrywala and Kitab Khana cordially invite you to the launch of two new books of poetry by Anand Thakore on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 5.30 PM
Readings from both the books by the poet will be followed by a discussion with critic and scholar, Abhay Sardesai.
About Selected Poems (1992-2012):
Ravi Shankar, poet, translator and founding editor of Drunkenboat describes the collection as expertly crafted, deeply felt and profoundly musical verbal artefacts.
About Seven Deaths & Four Scrolls:
Adil Jussawalla notes that the seven deaths Thakore re-creates include those of an assassin, a Buddhist monk, Holika, and Tansen's neglected son. Richly allusive and sensuous, these meditations on death and the afterlife are firmly grounded, their metaphysical flights superbly controlled. However high the flights go, ground realities are never lost sight of: a run-down village, a suicide's 'Rodolpho Valentino Italian leather shoes', an aborted train-ride; and nature, often lost in the shadows but always there, a life-restoring presence when brought to light.
About the poet:
Born in Mumbai in 1971, Anand Thakore has spent a part of his childhood in Britain. A Hindustani classical vocalist, he trained for many years with Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande and has given concerts in various parts of the country. He is the founder of Harbour Line, a publishing collective, and runs Kshitij, an interactive forum for musicians. He holds an MA in English literature and is the recipient of a National Scholarship for music, a grant from the Charles Wallace India Trust and The Sur-Maniaward for excellence in musical performance.
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