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Sahitya Akademi to Arundhati Subramaniam


 Meenakshi Raje , 19th March 2021

A chink in the wall

is all you need

to tumble into a parallel universe

That mothers are women.



These beautiful lines are from the poem 'The lover' penned by Arundhati Subramaniam who is an Indian poet,critic,curator,writer and journalist too.


Recent1 she has been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetry collection 'When God is a traveller'.Like every good poet she glides effortlessly into metaphor.


Not only her poetries but her work on prose writing is also magnificent. Metaphysics gets decanted almost unnoticeably in her work. Many of her prose like biography of 'Sadhguru:More than a life','Penguin' and *'Book of Buddha' came into the list of bestselling.


She has been invited as a poet to various literary conferences in different parts of the India and world as well.Her work has been translated into several languages like Hindi,Tamil,Spanish and Italian.


She has received many awards like ,Raza Award for poetry in 2009,Charles wallace fellowship for 3 months writing residency at the university of Stirling in 2003.

In 2006 and 2012 she has received the visiting art fellowship for a poetry tour of the UK and Homi Bhabha fellowship respectively.


In various internation Journals and anhologies,her poetries has been published.

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