The Amphibian in the Columbia Journal

Anita Gopalan

A beautiful and thoughtful translation by Anita Gopalan of a section from my long poem ‘The Amphibian’ is in the Columbia Journal, housed at Columbia University. It is wonderful that the journal has featured Anita’s photo on the page—a respect and recognition for the translator. They also said they loved how the tension in the piece is so beautifully highlighted through both the word choice and the pacing.

“The Amphibian” (Ubhaychar) is a 27-part poem included in my book “Nyoonatam Main”. Dedicated to CM and Vishnu Khare, this poem came to me as an artistic challenge, and I’m so glad that readers are loving it in English translation also. Thank you, Columbia Journal, for publishing this piece!

Read the poem here:

Excerpt from the Poem, The Amphibian, by Geet Chaturvedi, Translated from the Hindi by Anita Gopalan

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