We’re excited to announce that Christi Merrill’s newest translations have recently appeared in the edited volume of Mangalesh Dabral’s titled This Number Does Not Exist.
As the publisher, BOA Editions describes the collection as
An attentive critique on contemporary reality—modernity, capitalism, industrialization—this first US publication of Mangalesh Dabral, presented in bilingual English and Hindi, speaks for the dislocated, disillusioned people of our time. Juxtaposing the rugged Himalayan backdrop of Dabral’s youth with his later migration in search of earning a livelihood, this collection explores the tense relationship between country and city. Speaking in the language of deep irony, these compassionate poems also depict the reality of diaspora among ordinary people and the middle class, underlining the big disillusionments of post-Independence India.
The collection received a wonderful review at Words without Borders. Read more here.