What Is It?

51 South Asian and German poets have been meeting each other across India and Germany to translate each other’s work. Now, this enterprise is culminating at the Poets Translating Poets festival to be held in Mumbai this month.

The initiative has resulted in a collection of 280 translations in 20 languages, including Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Kashmiri, Odia, German and Marathi.

Who Is It For?

For those who love poetry and for those who want to get a sneak peek at the result of this long process.

The event will feature poetry reading sessions, panel discussions on the difference between feminist poetry and the works of female writers, on how Bengali poetry from Bangladesh and West Bengal, respectively, are different from each other, and a talk on the market for poetry and translations in South Asia and Germany.

You can also expect everything from theatre and film to sound installations, open mics, exhibitions and more.

Why Should I Go?

Because it’s free and being held across many venues, so it can’t get more accessible than this. Look out for events at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, CSMVS Museum Auditorium, NCPA, Edward Theatre and St. Xavier’s College.

Anything Else?

The programme details will be announced shortly. Stay tuned here.

Where: Across venues in Mumbai

When: 11am to 10pm, Nov 25 to Nov 27

Photos source: Poets Translating Poets