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Shantiniketan by Bill Herbert: Bangla audio by Sampurna Chattarji My first podcast ever, hence much excitement. While recording it, I realised how much easier it is to read to an audience than to a computer! Also how much the rendering … Continue reading

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From Sampurna: III

News from Shantiniketan, via my parents. ক্ষমা দি (how do I transliterate that in Roman – Khomadi, the way I would say it in Bengali, or Kshamadi, the way it would be written in Hindi?) has died. I met her … Continue reading

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Raphael Urweider’s poem ‘post autumn’ in Bengali

To continue the thread started by Meena, here’s Raphael’s poem in Bangla (with accompanying Roman transliteration): শরৎকালের পর আমি গাছ মিথ্যে-মিথ্যে বানাইনি শিখেছি তাদের নাম দিয়েছি তোমার নাম তাদের তারা আপত্তি করেনি আর বার-বার বাতাসে বলেছে তোমার নাম কি সুন্দর … Continue reading

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From Sampurna: II

I begin 1.1.11 by chatting about the word ‘hawk’ with Joy Goswami. শ্যেনপক্ষী (shyenpokkhi) is the word I’d used in the version I took with me to Adishakti. When reading it aloud at one of the events (Stella Maris, Chennai) … Continue reading

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