The Spaces and Modes of Resistance Poetry

The Spaces and Modes of Resistance Poetry

Resistance poetry counters this hierarchization of papers by first creating its own papers: papers that reflect local realities, papers that counter and contest official realities.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama: A Memoir 

Pyaar Ka Punchnama: A Memoir 

Who needs a girlfriend when one has a pari for a lover? (dillagi hai PARI say toh KHAREE kya cheez hai). I was engrossed in pleasant dreams of the pari when I became conscious of a slight tingling in my right arm. As I roused myself, I became aware that the baba was raining blows on me with a plastic rod to ward off the pari.

Resistance Poetry in Kashmir

Resistance Poetry in Kashmir

Resistance Poetry draws from the same impulse of defiance, and relies on the power of poetry to mobilize people for collective action. By contesting the legitimacy of this imposition, such poetry seeks to reclaim the control of the subjugated over their collective historical memory.

5th August and a Lover’s Predicament

5th August and a Lover’s Predicament

In the afternoon, came the news of scrapping of Article 370. For the first few weeks, the silence was maddening. The radio just kept relaying congratulatory news about people celebrating the abrogation of Article 370.

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