STILL WE SING
Edited by: Sarita Jenamani
Published by: Dhauli Books
Still We Sing: Voices on Violence against Women, presents the case of South Asia by its female poets. Edited and introduced by the India-born and Austria-based poet Sarita Jenamani – this is an anthology of poems about women and by women poets from the region, written in English as well in different South Asian languages, including Urdu, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi, Sindhi, Nepali, Bengali, Sinhalese, Hindi, Odia etc. being carried with English translation. The anthology covers India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Both well established and emerging women poets from India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka enriched this anthology with their poems. More than 70 poets from South Asia with a more than 100 poems have contributed to this anthology.
The women poets of this anthology position them in a manner that let the world understand the power of women’s voice. These poems underscore new thematic concerns such as self-respect and the power to overcome the stigma of gender-based violence by questioning the validity of such actions in their culture and society.
Amrita Pritam, Kamla Das, Anamika, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Priya Sharukai Chhabria, Nirupama Dutt, Sarita Jenamani, Deepa Agrawal, K Srilata, Deepa Agrawal, Deepti Naval,Meena Alexander, Rati Saxena, Tishani Doshi etc. from India, Tarfia Faizullah, Aysa Jhorna , Shahm´naz Munni from Bangladesh, Manju Kanchuli, Geetha Tirpathee from Nepal, Famida Riaz, Zohra Nigah, Sara Shagufta, Yasmeen Hameed etc. from Pakistan and Briyanthi Arumathurai, Shamila Daluwatte, Vivimarie Vander Poorten from Sri Lanka are a few to name. This anthology serves as a catalyst for our women to build-up courage and solidarity among them and help assemble their scattered voices and speak up – powerfully and effectively.