Kitabkhana invites you to "Bahina's World”, a presentation on the life a poetry of the 19th Century Marathi poet Bahinabai Choudhary.

19-Feb-2014
6:00 pm
Kitab Khana

Dear Readers,
 
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तेव्हां मिळते मिळते भाकर 
 
 
Poetry Corner at Kitabkhana invites you to "Bahina's World”, a presentation on the life a poetry of the 19th Century Marathi poet Bahinabai Choudhary. 
 
Bahinabai was an unlettered peasant who wrote some of the most profound poetry in Marathi literature. She composed these verses as she went about her chores in her home, at the grinding mill and in the fields. Her poetry is in the form of ovis (couplets that are traditionally sung by rural women of this state as they go about their chores) and Anjali has translated some of them in her book Ragi Ragini: Chronicles from Aji's Kitchen.
 
Anjali Purohit is an artist and a writer based in Mumbai. Her short story, ‘Bitter Harvest’ was a winner in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition 2008-09. Her book Ragi-Ragini: Chronicles from Aji’s Kitchen (Yoda Press, 2013) attempts to present a glimpse into Maharashtra’s culture that goes beyond Bollywood, commerce and competitiveness to emphasize a simple and less chauvinistic face of the people of this state. Anjali also presents cultural interventions that bring together different arts on a single platform to speak in conversation on a common theme, such as the Guggenheim Lab Mumbai in January 2013, ‘Holding up Half the Sky’ on the lives of women during the 100Thousand Poets for Change in Sept 2013 and 'Mumbai Moulting: Erasures and a Palimpsest, a ‘Conversation’ between Art, Poetry and Music at the Godrej India Culture Lab, December 2013.
 
Anjali Purohit holds a PhD in Philosophy.
 
Wednesday, 19th February 2014
At 6.00 pm
Kitabkhana
 
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