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Dilip Purushottam Chitre

17 September 1938 10 December 2009 was one of the foremost Indian poet writers and critics to emerge in the post-Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he was also a painter and filmmaker. He was one of the earliest and the most important influences behind the famous little magazine movement of the sixties in Marathi. He started Shabda with Arun Kolatkar and Ramesh Samarth His Ekun Kavita or Collected Poems were published in the nineteen nineties in three volumes. As Is, Where Is selected English poems 1964-2007 and Shesha English translations of selected Marathi poems both published by Poetrywala are among his last books published in 2007. He has also edited An Anthology of Marathi Poetry 19451965. He is also an accomplished translator and has prolifically translated prose and poetry. His most famous translation is of the celebrated 17th century Marathi bhakti poet Tukaram published as Says Tuka. He has also translated Anubhavamrut by the twelfth century bhakti poet Dyaneshwar.

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Dilip Purushottam Chitre

17 September 1938 10 December 2009 was one of the foremost Indian poet writers and critics to emerge in the post-Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he was also a painter and filmmaker. He was one of the earliest and the most important influences behind the famous little magazine movement of the sixties in Marathi. He started Shabda with Arun Kolatkar and Ramesh Samarth His Ekun Kavita or Collected Poems were published in the nineteen nineties in three volumes. As Is, Where Is selected English poems 1964-2007 and Shesha English translations of selected Marathi poems both published by Poetrywala are among his last books published in 2007. He has also edited An Anthology of Marathi Poetry 19451965. He is also an accomplished translator and has prolifically translated prose and poetry. His most famous translation is of the celebrated 17th century Marathi bhakti poet Tukaram published as Says Tuka. He has also translated Anubhavamrut by the twelfth century bhakti poet Dyaneshwar.

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  • Body Language

    $ 11 $ 10

    About the author

    Manohar Shetty (b. 1953, Bombay) has published ‘Full Disclosure: New and Collected Poems (1981-2017)’ (Speaking Tiger, N Delhi; 2017), bringing together his eight books of poems and some new work. His previous individual collections include ‘Domestic Creatures’ (Oxford University Press, N Delhi, 1994); ‘Body Language'(Poetrywala’, Bombay; 2012); ‘Morning Light’ (Copper Coin, N Delhi; 2016); ‘Creatures Great and Small’ (Copper Coin, N Delhi; 2014) and ‘Living Room’ (HarperCollins, N Delhi; 2014). In the UK his poems have appeared in ‘London Magazine’, ‘Poetry Review’, ‘Wasafiri’ and ‘Poetry Wales’. He has co-edited a special edition on English language poets of India for ‘Poetry Wales’. In the United States his poems have appeared in ‘Chelsea’, ‘Rattapallax’, ‘Fulcrum’, ‘Shenandoah’, ‘The Common’, ‘Atlanta Review’ ‘The Baffler’ and ‘New Letters’, and in ‘Helix’ in Australia.

    Several anthologies feature his work, notably ‘The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets’ (ed Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Oxford University Press, N Delhi) and in anthologies edited by Eunice de Souza, Vilas Sarang and Jeet Thayil. His poems have been translated into Italian, Finnish, German, Croatian and Slovenian.

    He has edited ‘Ferry Crossing: Short Stories from Goa’ (Penguin India; 1998) and ‘Goa Travels: Being the Accounts of Travellers from the 16th to the 21st Century’ (Rupa; N Delhi).

  • Hieroglyphs

    $ 30 $ 29

    About the author

    Born in 1942, Vasant Abaji Dahake is a well-known Marathi poet, critic, essayist, playwright, novelist, short fiction writer and artist. His first collection of poems, Yogabhrashta (1972), instantly established him as a successor to the early modernists in Marathi literature such as Mardhekar, P.S. Rege and Vinda Karandikar. He has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection Chitralipi for the year 2009. In 2014 he received the Vinda Karandikar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of Maharashtra. His writings show an influence of existentialist-marxist writers. His poetry is often dark and engaging. He was associated with the little magazine movement in Marathi during the mid-sixties. Dahake is married to Prabha Ganorkar, also a writer and lives in Amravati. Rahee Dahake has been writing and translating in English for the past two decades.
  • Collected Poems

    $ 18 $ 16

    About the author

    Kersy Katrak was born in Bombay in 1936, was ordained a Parsi priest at 12, and began writing poetry at 16. Mentored by Nissim Ezekial,Katrak was one of the finest poets published in the Illustrated weekly of India in the early post-independence years. In 1965, he founded MCM,the agency that went on to spearhead a creative revolution in Indian advertising. Katrak published four volumes of collected verse from 1969 through the next two decades: A Journal of the Way (1969) Diversions by the Wayside (1969) Underworld (1979) Purgatory: Songs from the Holy Planet (1984) He also published a book of spiritual essays, Five Little Sermons Went To Market (1971), co-written with his wife, Usha.
  • The Metaphysics...

    $ 9 $ 8

    About the author

    Ajithan G. Kurup was born on 25. 01. 1957, in Kadakkal, Kollam district, Kerala. At age four, he was admitted to the Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Thangassery. In 1965, he joined Loyola School in Sreekaryam, Trivandrum. He completed his schooling at the St. Thomas Residential School (ICSE) in Mannanthala, Trivandrum in 1972. He was an outstanding student, winning the gold medal as the best out-going student. During this period, he was also awarded the National Science Talent Scholarship. He completed his pre-degree in English from University College in Trivandrum in 1974 and then moved to Bangalore to pursue his studies, graduating in English and Economics from National College in Basavanagudi in 1977. He returned to University College to do his M.A. in English but left without appearing for his exams. He finally completed his M.A. in Linguistics from Deccan College, Pune, while simultaneously immersing himself in learning German. It was also during this period that he developed a keen vision for cinema, spending a lot of his time at FTII. Professionally, he has worn many hats. In the early days, as a journalist, a theatre artist, a welder, a resource person with a fishermen’s group, and a voice artist. Later, as a chocolatier (he trained in chocolate making at the reputed ZDS College in Solingen, Germany), corporate employee, copywriter, documentary and ad filmmaker, and consultant to the AP Government. Ajithan G. Kurup passed away in April 2015.
  • Six Bangla Poet...

    $ 11 $ 10

    About the author

    Born in 1935, Chandak Chattarji is an educationist, author of English text-books and poet. A product of Santiniketan and Calcutta University, Chattarji taught English in Africa and in India, before retiring as the Principal of Air Force School, Kanpur. His recent publications include Get a Grip on English Grammar (Scholastic 2015), a workbook for students of all ages; and the poetry collection Summer Knows (Sampark 2015), select poems from which are being translated into German, Portuguese, French, Welsh and Estonian.

  • Body Language

    $ 11 $ 10

    About the author

    Manohar Shetty (b. 1953, Bombay) has published ‘Full Disclosure: New and Collected Poems (1981-2017)’ (Speaking Tiger, N Delhi; 2017), bringing together his eight books of poems and some new work. His previous individual collections include ‘Domestic Creatures’ (Oxford University Press, N Delhi, 1994); ‘Body Language'(Poetrywala’, Bombay; 2012); ‘Morning Light’ (Copper Coin, N Delhi; 2016); ‘Creatures Great and Small’ (Copper Coin, N Delhi; 2014) and ‘Living Room’ (HarperCollins, N Delhi; 2014). In the UK his poems have appeared in ‘London Magazine’, ‘Poetry Review’, ‘Wasafiri’ and ‘Poetry Wales’. He has co-edited a special edition on English language poets of India for ‘Poetry Wales’. In the United States his poems have appeared in ‘Chelsea’, ‘Rattapallax’, ‘Fulcrum’, ‘Shenandoah’, ‘The Common’, ‘Atlanta Review’ ‘The Baffler’ and ‘New Letters’, and in ‘Helix’ in Australia.

    Several anthologies feature his work, notably ‘The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets’ (ed Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, Oxford University Press, N Delhi) and in anthologies edited by Eunice de Souza, Vilas Sarang and Jeet Thayil. His poems have been translated into Italian, Finnish, German, Croatian and Slovenian.

    He has edited ‘Ferry Crossing: Short Stories from Goa’ (Penguin India; 1998) and ‘Goa Travels: Being the Accounts of Travellers from the 16th to the 21st Century’ (Rupa; N Delhi).

  • Hieroglyphs

    $ 30 $ 29

    About the author

    Born in 1942, Vasant Abaji Dahake is a well-known Marathi poet, critic, essayist, playwright, novelist, short fiction writer and artist. His first collection of poems, Yogabhrashta (1972), instantly established him as a successor to the early modernists in Marathi literature such as Mardhekar, P.S. Rege and Vinda Karandikar. He has received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection Chitralipi for the year 2009. In 2014 he received the Vinda Karandikar Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of Maharashtra. His writings show an influence of existentialist-marxist writers. His poetry is often dark and engaging. He was associated with the little magazine movement in Marathi during the mid-sixties. Dahake is married to Prabha Ganorkar, also a writer and lives in Amravati. Rahee Dahake has been writing and translating in English for the past two decades.
  • Collected Poems

    $ 18 $ 16

    About the author

    Kersy Katrak was born in Bombay in 1936, was ordained a Parsi priest at 12, and began writing poetry at 16. Mentored by Nissim Ezekial,Katrak was one of the finest poets published in the Illustrated weekly of India in the early post-independence years. In 1965, he founded MCM,the agency that went on to spearhead a creative revolution in Indian advertising. Katrak published four volumes of collected verse from 1969 through the next two decades: A Journal of the Way (1969) Diversions by the Wayside (1969) Underworld (1979) Purgatory: Songs from the Holy Planet (1984) He also published a book of spiritual essays, Five Little Sermons Went To Market (1971), co-written with his wife, Usha.
  • The Metaphysics...

    $ 9 $ 8

    About the author

    Ajithan G. Kurup was born on 25. 01. 1957, in Kadakkal, Kollam district, Kerala. At age four, he was admitted to the Infant Jesus Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Thangassery. In 1965, he joined Loyola School in Sreekaryam, Trivandrum. He completed his schooling at the St. Thomas Residential School (ICSE) in Mannanthala, Trivandrum in 1972. He was an outstanding student, winning the gold medal as the best out-going student. During this period, he was also awarded the National Science Talent Scholarship. He completed his pre-degree in English from University College in Trivandrum in 1974 and then moved to Bangalore to pursue his studies, graduating in English and Economics from National College in Basavanagudi in 1977. He returned to University College to do his M.A. in English but left without appearing for his exams. He finally completed his M.A. in Linguistics from Deccan College, Pune, while simultaneously immersing himself in learning German. It was also during this period that he developed a keen vision for cinema, spending a lot of his time at FTII. Professionally, he has worn many hats. In the early days, as a journalist, a theatre artist, a welder, a resource person with a fishermen’s group, and a voice artist. Later, as a chocolatier (he trained in chocolate making at the reputed ZDS College in Solingen, Germany), corporate employee, copywriter, documentary and ad filmmaker, and consultant to the AP Government. Ajithan G. Kurup passed away in April 2015.
  • Six Bangla Poet...

    $ 11 $ 10

    About the author

    Born in 1935, Chandak Chattarji is an educationist, author of English text-books and poet. A product of Santiniketan and Calcutta University, Chattarji taught English in Africa and in India, before retiring as the Principal of Air Force School, Kanpur. His recent publications include Get a Grip on English Grammar (Scholastic 2015), a workbook for students of all ages; and the poetry collection Summer Knows (Sampark 2015), select poems from which are being translated into German, Portuguese, French, Welsh and Estonian.

“We have been part of the publishing industry for nearly three decades.”

In 1992, Marathi poet Hemant Divate started a little magazine, Abhidha, a journal dedicated to new Marathi poetry, which metamorphosed, five years later, into AbhidhaNantar, a quarterly. The magazine refined – and redefined – the way in which Marathi poetry was received by presenting only the best modern poets and their works, and by providing a critical and cultural context through essays and literary criticism. A robust and receptive readership paved the way to AbhidhaNantar becoming a publishing imprint in the year 2000.

In 2003, Poetrywala was born. Initially dedicated to Marathi poetry, the ambit was extended to poetry in English and in translation. Today, with a list of over 100 titles, this indie press has done much to galvanise the poetry publishing scene in India, across languages, constituencies and markets.

When Hemant and his wife Smruti co-founded Paperwall Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd., Poetrywala continued to sit comfortably within the purview of Paperwall’s mission statement: To be a champion of intelligent writing and excellent quality; to be a hospitable home for literary aspirants and established authors alike; to be a force against the current of instant-success and easy-reads.

“With diversifications into other genres – prose, literary fiction, critical essays, and writing for young adults – our future looks busy, and bright!”

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