• Poetry & Short Story Readings | Dhaee Aakhar, Goa | 19 April 2023, 6.30 pm

    Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts in association with Dhaee Aakhar, Goa present ये नदी... ये जंगल... कुछ कह रहे हैं... (Yeh Nadi... Yeh Jungle... Kuch Keh Rahe Hai...) a poetry and story-reading session on 19 April 2023, 6.30 p.m. Dhaee Aakhar, Goa is formed out of a confluence of writers, poets, academics working in experimental theatre, literature and music.


    Through a series of poetry readings by Ramita Gurav, Mamata Verlekar, and poet Salil Chaturvedi, this gathering brings attention to the relations between nature and man, in the hope to restore imbalances and to return to nature its rivers and forests.


    The readings will feature a short story by Kashinath Singh called Jangal Jatakam and recitals by renowned Hindi poets including Jacinta Kerketta, Kedarnath Singh, and Goa's own Salil Chaturvedi.


    This event is free and open to all. For more details, contact us at info@sgcfa.org or call us at +91 93706 75100.


    Ramita Gurav is an associate Hindi professor at St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa. She holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary Hindi Theatre and has presented literature, theatre, and media-related papers in several state, national, and international seminars. Her work includes the Hindi translation of Konkani writer and Jnanpith awardee, Damodar Mauzo's short stories titled Swapna Premi.


    Mamata Verlekar is a Hindi Assistant Professor at Shenoi Geombab School of Languages and Literature, Goa University and holds a Master's degree in Hindi from the same institution. In July 2022, she published her debut book of Konkani poetry titled Dhag. Her second book on poetry is expected to release soon.


    Salil Chaturvedi is a bilingual poet who writes in both English and Hindi. He has authored several collections, including In the Sanctuary of a Poem and Love and Longing in the Anthropocene in English and Ya Ra La Va Sha Sa Ha in Hindi, for which he was honored with the Hindi Seva Samman by the Delhi government in 2019. His haiku and haiga have been published in international journals and featured on Haiku Masters, a Japanese television program.


    Dhaee Aakhar, Goa is a group of individuals sharing common love and passion for art, culture, literature, and ecology. This five-year-old group conducts various events like story-reading, play presentations, and also online talks on topics related to art, culture, and ecology.

    The name of the group is inspired by Kabir’s couplet, Pothi padi padi jag mua pandit bhaya na koi, dhai akhar prem ka padhe so pandit hoi. The main aim of the group is to spread love.