Literary Studies: Reviews

  1. Kunwar Narain’s Witnesses of Remembrance: Selected Newer Poems translated by Apurva Narain,” review by Shanta Acharya (Eka, Westland Publications, India; 2021), Confluence (UK), August 2021.
  2. The Only Tale Worth Telling,” review by Shanta Acharya of Completing the Circle by Anne Stevenson (Bloodaxe Books, UK; 2020), Raceme, No 10, Autumn/Winter 2020.
  3. “Poetry Roaming the Street of Language,” review by Shanta Acharya of The Missing Rib: Collected Poems 1973–2015 by K. Sachidanandan (Poetrywala, 2016), Modern Poetry in Translation, No 3, 2017.
  4. Shanta Acharya takes an in-depth look at a new collection by R V Bailey,” review of A Scrappy Little Harvest by R.V. Bailey (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2016), London Grip, January 2018.
  5. Shanta Acharya, “Truth’s ‘superb surprise’ ”, Carol Rumens: Animal People (Seren, 2016), Agenda, (Vol 51, Nos 1-2, 2017).
  6. Shanta Acharya, “Bearing Witness to Life,” K. Srilata: Bookmarking the Oasis (Poetrywala, Mumbai, 2015), Biblio: A Review of Books (Vol XXII, Nos 709, July-Sept 2017).
  7. "Shanta Acharya reviews Daodejing Laozi – A New Version in English by Martyn Crucefix (Enitharmon Press, 2016)," Agenda, ‘Notes For Broadsheet Poets’ in the issue Homage to Geoffrey Hill (Vol 50, Nos 1-2, Summer/Autumn 2016).
  8. Shanta Acharya on Mark Abley’s New & Selected Poems: The Tongues of Earth, (London Grip, August 2016).
  9. Shanta Acharya on Lance Lee, Agenda Family Histories Issue (Vol 49, No 2, 25 September 2015).
  10. Shanta Acharya admires the development of Lance Lee’s poetic ideas as shown in his recent collection, Homecomings,” London Grip, September 2015.
  11. Keki N. Daruwalla, Fire Altar: Poems on the Persians and Greeks (HarperCollins Publishers, India; 2013) Kavya Bharati (India), No 26, 2014.
  12. Gurcharan Rampuri, The Circle of Illusion: Poems, Translated from Punjabi by Amritjit Singh and Judy Ray (Weavers Press, USA; 2011) Kavya Bharati (India), No 26, 2014.
  13. “Closer to Tagore,” A review of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali translated by William Radice (Penguin Books, India (2011), Resurgence (UK), July/August 2012, No 273.
  14. “Indian Poetry in Translation: Rabindranath Tagore and Kunwar Narain,” Agenda (UK), Retrospectives Issue, Vol 46, No 3, Winter 2011.
  15. Kunwar Narain, No Other World: Selected Poems, Translated by Apurva Narain (Arc Publications, UK; 2010) Kavya Bharati (India), No 23, 2011.
  16. Indian Poetry in Translation,” Modern Poetry in Translation (UK), Series Three, No.16, 2011. While I Write: New and Selected Poems (Harper Collins, India; 2011) by K. Sachidanandan, and translated by the poet; The Rapids of a Great River: The Penguin Book of Tamil Poetry (Penguin India, 2009) ed by Lakshmi Holmström, Subashree Krishnaswamy and K. Srilata; Interior Decoration (Women Unlimited, India; 2010), ed by Ammu Joseph, Vasanth Kannabiran, Ritu Menon, Volga.
  17. Kunwar Narain, No Other World: Selected Poems, Translated by Apurva Narain (Arc Publications, UK; 2010) Confluence (UK), November 2011.
  18. I Won’t Let You Go: Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore, translated by Ketaki Kushari Dyson (Bloodaxe Books, UK; 2011) Resurgence (UK), No 266, May/June 2011.
  19. Seasons of Defiance, by Lance Lee (Birch Brook Press, USA; 2010) Chiron Review (USA), Issue 94, Spring 2011.
  20. The Modernity of Sanskrit, by Simona Sawhney (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, USA; 2009) Journal of Postcolonial Writing (UK), Vol 46, No 5, Dec 2010.
  21. ‘Persaud’s intellectual engagement with India defines his imaginative landscape,’ Sasenarine Persaud’s In A Boston Night. Confluence (UK), Feb 2009.
  22. Collected Poems: 1970-2005, by Keki Daruwalla (Penguin India; 2008) Re-Markings (India), Vol. 8, No.1, March 2009.
  23. Collected Poems: 1970-2005, by Keki Daruwalla (Penguin India; 2008) Wasafiri (UK), Issue No 54, Summer 2008.
  24. Ketaki Kushari Dyson, In That Sense You Touched It; Lakshmi Kannan, Unquiet Waters; Anna Sujatha Mathai, Life On My Side Of The Street; Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Dialogue and Other Poems; Meena Alexander, Illiterate Heart, Raw Silk; Reetika Vazirani, World Hotel. Critical Practice (India), Vol XV, 2008.
  25. Keki N Daruwalla. Collected Poems: 1970-2005. South Asian Review (USA), Vol. 28, No 2, 2007.
  26. Celebrating Kavita: Sahitya Akademi Marks its Golden Jubilee’ Kavya Bharati (India), No 18, 2006
  27. ‘Four Indian Women Poets: A Celebration. Sahitya Akademi marks Golden Jubilee’ Confluence (UK), Vol 4, No.2, March - April 2005. Review includes In That Sense You Touched It (Ketaki Kushari Dyson), Unquiet Waters (Lakshmi Kannan), Life On My Side Of The Street (Anna Sujatha Mathai), Dialogue and Other Poems (Priya Sarukkai Chabria). Both volumes edited with an ‘Introduction’ by Keki N. Daruwalla.
  28. ‘Keki Daruwalla’s Night River.’ Journal of Literature and Aesthetics (India), Vol 2, No 1, Jan-Jun 2002.
  29. ‘A Gift of Words: Chandrabhaga: A Magazine of Indian Writing,’ The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad (Canada), Vol 20, No 1, Fall 2001, p. 105 .
  30. ‘Survival. A review of Chandrabhaga: A Magazine of Indian Writing,’ Poetry Review (London), Vol 90, No 4, Winter 2000/1.
  31. ‘Meta-reality for Hindus: The Best of Jayanta Mahapatra,’ Poetry Review (London), Vol 90, No 4, Winter 2000/1.
  32. ‘The best is still to come: A review of Chandrabhaga edited by Jayanta Mahapatra. New Series, Number 1, 2000. The Hindu, 2 July 2000 .
  33. ‘Indifferent Temples’ – Review of Jayanta Mahapatra’s Shadow Space (D C Books, Kerala, India), Poetry Review (London), Vol 87, No 4, Winter 1997/ 98.