Sachin Ketkar

Rookie (29 September 1972 - / Baroda, Gujarat / India)

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Sachin Ketkar is a Maharashtrian bilingual writer, translator and critic, based in Baroda, Gujarat.

Sachin Ketkar was selected by Marathi poet Hemant Divate for the November 2008 edition of PIW India, ‘Poets on Poets’.

He has authored two collections of poems – one in Marathi and one in English – and has translated and edited an anthology of contemporary Marathi poetry, entitled Live Update. He has worked on translating fiction and poetry from Gujarati and Marathi into English. His translation projects have focused on the work of Gujarati short fiction writers, Nazir Mansuri and Mona Patrawala, as well as 15th-century Gujarati poet, Narsinh Mehta. He holds a doctorate... more »

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The Hunt

I have hunted for the black antelopes
stags and musk deers
in the remote corners of my dark continent
forest people with nightmare trees
bogs and silences of the devoured animals
for I wanted to bring you
luminescent deer skins sunlit eyes of the wild cats
and my own head trophied and stuffed

With my primitive wooden spear
I have fished for the fish fleshy and fat
in ambiguous swamps coves and marshes
as I wanted to bring you
bittersweet blood of the freshwater fishes
to moisten the deserts of your lips

I have hunted for the snow white polar ...

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