Rati Saxena


Dr Rati Saxena - is an eminent Hindi poet, translator and Sanskrit scholar. She has authored four collections of poems in Hindi (Maya Mahathagini, Ajanmi Kavita Ki Kokh Se, Sapane Dekhata Samudra and Ek Khirki and Aath salaakhen) and Two in English (The Serpent quailing woman body and One Window and Eight bars) and one in Malayalam (in translation). Besides, she has written several research articles on Vedic literature and Indology and published critical studies. Her poems are translated in different languages like persian and Italian. Rati Saxena's poetry represented in various journals of other part of world like - Verasal (Amsterdam, Netherlands and printed in Prague), Edgar literary Magazine (Texas) and gumball poetry etc. Thus establishing a sound reputation as an academic critic Rati Saxena has translated 10 books from Malayalam to Hindi. Translations of some of the most well known Malayalam poems and novels have earned her nation-wide respect and recognition. She has written a book on famous poet of Malayalam -Balamaniyamma.Among the several awards she has received, the most coveted is the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in 2000. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Culture and Arts Fellowship, which helped her complete this path-breaking work "A seed of mind-a fresh approach to Atharvavedic study". Can read her interview published in Hindu. Her blogs are kritya and Ratina. She has established an organization for literature called KRITYA, which is dedicated to literature and arts. Under her guidance kritya has arrange 3 poetry festival till now, last one was international, in which a good number of poets from different countries took part. She is managing trustee of trust and editor of the poetry journal under banner of kritya called www.kritya.in  

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