A translation of Gawaahi by Gauhar Raza, by Rituparna Sengupta
GAUHAR RAZA is a noted poet, activist, scientist, and documentary filmmaker based in New Delhi. He has published numerous research papers, reports, books, and popular articles in the area of public understanding of science, as well as two collections of poems entitled Jazbon ki Lau Tez Karo and Khamoshi. He is founder editor of the Journal of Scientific Temper and is on the editorial board of many reputed international research journals. Raza is also known for his documentary films First War of Independence-1857, In Dark Times, Inqilab, and A Beautiful Spaceship. He can be heard reciting the original poem, ‘Gawaahi,’ here.
RITUPARNA SENGUPTA translates poetry and literary fiction, besides writing essays on literature and cinema for academic and popular publications. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in Culture Studies at IIT Delhi. Her published writing can be read here.
KRITI CHAKRABORTY, the illustrator, is a self-taught artist. He has worked as an illustrator for various little magazines and publications such as Ulto Durbin, Halum, Bagher Baccha, Kagajer Thonga, Kabikalpa, Aainanagar and others. Kriti’s paintings and illustrations can be found here.