20 October, 2020

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Narendra Modi's poetry, Pen­guin HQ shifts to Haryana, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowlands, shortlis­ted for the Orange Prize

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Journey To Eternity

If you thought only rivals had poet-politicians among its fold, like the redou­bt­able Kapil Sibal (of My World Within fame) of the Congress or AAP’s motormouth bard Kumar Vishwas, it’s ‘time to change’ your thou­ghts. The secret is out—none other than Narendra Modi is a hidden poet. Rupa will bring out A Jour­ney: Poems by Modi—first Eng­lish translation of his poems in Guja­rati. And all those who tho­ught he was arrogant, hear this. “I don’t consider my poetry to be an extraordinary literary creation. These are streams of thought, like a spring of fresh water....” he writes in the foreword. So all you Modibhakts, go grab your copy soon.


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