-Abhay K. Ibonia is an epic poem of Madagascar dating back centuries which tells the tale of conception, birth, betrothal, struggle and death of its hero Ibonia (Iboniamasiboniamanoro or "he of the clear and captivating glance"). The tale begins with the conception of Ibonia by his mother with the help of divine intervention. Ibonia starts talking … Continue reading Ibonia: The Ramayana of Madagascar
Poet-diplomat Abhay K. celebrates #MadagascarLitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative is thrilled to welcome an exciting guest editor for December 2021, Abhay K., who is a poet and diplomat in the tradition of Pablo Neruda and Octavia Paz. With only 12 possible spots available throughout the year, Ambassador Abhay K.’s selection as a guest editor for Global Literature in Libraries … Continue reading Poet-diplomat Abhay K. celebrates #MadagascarLitMonth at Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
South Asian Literature in Translation: Meghaduta
Meghaduta by Kalidasa; translated from Sanskrit into English by Abhay K.
South Asian Literature in Translation: Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita
Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary translated from Sanskrit by Amit Majmudar