The fifth edition of Yugen Quest Review, Jul/Aug 2022 presents an eclectic mix of poetry in translation, and original Indian English poetry & short story, by fabulous women authors - Abha Iyengar, Amita Paul, Chitra Gopalakrishnan, Debarati Sen, Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla, Jagari Mukherjee, Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca, Lily Swarn, Lina Krishnan, Mallika Bhaumik, Nidhi Agrawal, Sangita Kalarickal, Samrudhi Dash Shweta Garg, Smeetha Bhoumik, Somrita Urni Ganguly, Sonali Pattnaik, Vidya Shankar.
The thought provoking works by erudite authors in this issue, range from reflective to playful, poignant, joyous, extraordinary and divine, making this an edition you can keep returning to, especially on a rainy day with a steaming cup of tea in hand. Monsoon is the season for warmth and verse, as is well known.
There's a wonderful short story from the Panchatantra, translated into English by gifted scholar, professor par excellence and birthday-girl - Somrita Urni Ganguly. Abha Iyengar has translated Pratap Somvanshi's poems from Hindi to English.
Jagari Mukherjee has translated two sonnets by Gourob Chakroborty from Bengali to English.
Amita Paul presents her own poem in translation – from Punjabi to English.
Poems in English by Shweta Garg and Sonali Pattnaik have been translated into Hindi by Smeetha Bhoumik.Sufi poet Sachal Sarmast's poems have been translated into English from Sindhi by Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla.
Shyamolima Saikia has translated Nilim Kumar's Assamese poem into English
Marathi - English - Bengali- English, Smeetha Bhoumik presents her own poems in translation in three languages (first published in YQR Aug 2021
Kaberi Roychoudhury's Bengali poems translated into English by Smeetha Bhoumik
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Warmth & Verse
1. Translation – Prose & Poetry
Translation – Prose & Poetry
• A story from the Panchatantra by Somrita Urni GangulyRead Here
• ‘Kali, come for tea’, a poem by Shweta Garg, translated into Hindi by Smeetha Bhoumik Kali
• ‘Identity in non-separation’, a poem by Sonali Pattnaik, translated into Hindi by Smeetha Bhoumik
• Two poems by Pratap Somvanshi translated into English by Abha IyengarTwo Poems
Two sonnets by Gourob Chakroborty translated from Bengali to English by Jagari Mukherjee Two Sonnets
• Amita Paul’s translation of her own poem from Punjabi to English
TranslationSufi poet Sachal Sarmast's Sindhi poems translated into English by Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla Sachal SarmastNilim Kumar's Assamese poem translated into English by Shyamolima Saikia Nilim KumarMarathi - English - Bengali- English,Smeetha Bhoumik presents her own poems in translation in three languages (first
published in YQR Aug 2021
Tri-LingualKaberi Roychoudhury's Bengali poems translated into English by Smeetha Bhoumik Kaberi