Savita Singh

Savita Singh is a poet from Delhi, and the author of four collections in Hindi: Apne Jaisa Jeevan (Radhakrishna Prakashan, 2001); Neend Thi Aur Raat Thi (Radhakrishna Prakashan, 2005); Swapna Samay (Radhakrishna Prakashan, 2013); and Khoyi Cheezon Ka Shoke (Radhakrishna Prakashan, 2021). A selected works, Nayi Sadi Ke liye Pachas Kavitayen, was published by Vani Prakashan in 2021. Singh’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Catalonian, among other languages, and her poems have been anthologised in Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown (Penguin Random House India, 2020), The Yearbook Of Indian Poetry in English (Hawakal, 2021), and Best Asian Poetry (Kitab, 2022). Among her awards and recognitions are the Hindi Academy Award (2016), the Raza Foundation Award (2006), the Mahadevi Varma Award (2016), and the Eunice de Souza award (2021). Singh is the founding director and professor at the School of Gender and Development Studies at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, and has written variously on feminist theories of the state, economy, and literature.

3 Savita Singh Translations by Medha Singh

End In Karnataka’s dark village, a family prepares to close the game of life. A mat is splayed out on the ground & poison mixed in a bowl. Seating the kids in a corner their mother caresses them, watching her …

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