The Art of Reading

Dr. Anamika

About the podcast

This podcast covers - 

  • Why reading matters and how it shapes our world view 

  • How to read when one is flooded with content from all sides 

  • What learning across disciplines looks like 

Professor Anamika teaches literatures in English at the University of Delhi Her doctoral thesis is on the reception of John Donne across the ages. She has published extensively also in the areas of Translating Studies and Gender Justice. Besides 8 volumes of cricitism, she has published 7 well received novels in Hindi. Three of her novels, Dus Dware ka Peenjara, Aienasaz and Trin Dhari Oat have won national awards and have been staged as major stage productions.

In 2020 she received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetry collection” Tokri Mein Digant”Poems from her other poetry collections “ Anushtup”, “ Khurduri Hatheliyan”,” Doob - Dhan”, “ Pani Ko Sab Yaad Tha”, “ Band Raston Ka Safar” etc are prescribed at different Universities and have been rendered into languages such as Malayalam, Marathi, Bangla, Punjabi, Oriya, Kannad, Korean, Russian and English. She herself is an avid translator and also the founder editor of a bilingual journal called Pashyantee.

Her essays on womanist discourse in Hindi too have been translated into many languages and she herself has translated the works of Rilke, Neruda, Doris Lessing, Octavio Paz, and fellow women poets extensively. Her major English publications include Transplanting British Poetry in Indian Classrooms, Donne Criticism Down the Ages, Post-War Women Poets: Treatment of Love and Death, Feminist Poetics: Where Kingfishers Catch Fire, Translating Racial Memory, Weaving a Nation: Proto-Feminist Writing in Hindi and Urdu.
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