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Ghachar Ghochar

One of the best things about reading books in translation is that they take you to places you might never go, through languages that you might never learn, and make you feel right at home, as if you’ve grown up

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Things that Happen

Poems from the heart of the city, written in a language that doesn’t get translated nearly often enough, Bengali. Bhaskar Chakrabarti writes about the ordinary life he sees from his window in Kolkata, and Arunava Sinha’s is the first major

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Sur’s Ocean

“What poet, hearing the poems Sur has made, would not nod his head in pleasure?” (Nabhadas). Swim in the ocean of his words, or down-river from his source, in this stout annotated volume of just over 400 of the thousands

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Murty Classical Library’s Therīgāthā: Poems of the First Buddhist Women

A thing of beauty was released into the world today. It was already there, but now more people can read it. The first five volumes of the Murty Classical Library of Indian literature are now published: 2 millennia of culture

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