Mallika Sengupta

(27 March 1960 - 28 May 2011 / Nadia, West Bengal / India)

Poems of Mallika Sengupta

1. A Girl in Gujarat Genocide 3/19/2012
2. Insignia Of Blood 3/19/2012
3. Khanaa's Song 3/19/2012
4. Tell Us Marx 3/19/2012
5. The Girl On The Sunlit Road 3/19/2012
6. The Husband's Black Hands 3/19/2012
7. Tongue 3/19/2012

Khanaa's Song

Listen o listen:
Hark this tale of Khanaa
In Bengal in the Middle Ages
Lived a woman Khanaa, I sing her life
The first Bengali woman poet

Her tongue they severed with a knife
Her speechless voice, ‘Khanar Bachan'
Still resonates in the hills and skies

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