India: N E poets misunderstood for their poetry of conflict: Ngangom


New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Eminent Manipuri poet Robin S Ngangom believes it is wrong to typecast the poets from North East as unduly obsessed with the poetry of “politics” and “brutality”.

Ngangom, who writes in English and Meitei, says some poets have moved beyond merely recording the events of insurgency.

“There is often this charge made that the poets of North East are unduly obsessed with the poetry of politics and brutality.

“But few fine poets have moved beyond merely recording events and have internalised the complex conflict between themselves and the social environment,” Ngangom said during the inaugural session of North-East and Northern Writers’ Meet.

He said the poets in Manipur often have to take the risk of writing as a witness to the political violence in the region. Read more

Source:India.com

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