South Asian Activist Poetry: Political Art or Bickering Partners? (NEMLA 2013)

Contemporary South Asian poetry has been a vehicle of activism, drawing attention to gender inequality, violence against minorities, and environmental degradation. From Dalit poets to poets like Taslima Nasrin and Kutti Revathi expressing outrage against gendered violence, we see the growing relevance of poetry in public life. Poetry in South Asia has shifted from the interior and private space to embrace the social and political realm in pursuit of the truth. Interiority has given way to ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NEMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Postcolonial
British
Genre & Form
World Literatures
20th & 21st Century
Poetry
Asian & Asian Diasporas
Indian Subcontinent
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