Chennai Mathematical Institute


CMI Arts Initiative: Online Talks and Readings 2021
Date and time: Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 18:30 IST
Revisioning Tagore's Gitanjali

Priya Sarukkai
Award-winning poet, translator and writer.


Priya Sarukkai Chabria will speak about her latest work Sing of Life: Revisioning Tagore's Gitanjali. Issues discussed will include the necessity of re-working the classics, ideas about creativity and translation in subcontinental practice and implications of wisdom and bhakti poetics in contemporary times. The significance of eco-poetics amidst climate breakdown and the relevance of Tagore's vision in the Gitanjali will also be investigated.

About the speaker:

Priya Sarukkai Chabria is an award-winning poet, translator and writer of nine books of poetry, speculative fiction, literary non-fiction, translation and, as editor, two poetry anthologies. Her books include Andal The Autobiography of a Goddess (translation), Sing of Life Revisioning Tagore's Gitanjali (poetry), Clone (speculative fiction) and Bombay/Mumbai: Immersions (non-fiction). Chabria has studied the Sanskrit rasa theory of aesthetic and Tamil Sangam (2-4BCE) poetics. She is Founding Editor of Poetry at Sangam: Her poems are translated into Indian and European languages.