Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt is an Indian poet who was born in 1956. She received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for her first collection Brunizem in 1987. Her work has been included in several anthologies and translated into English. Her other works include Monkey Shadows’ and The One Who Goes Away. 

Muliebrity

‘Muliebrity’ by Sujata Bhatt describes a young girl in India who spends her days picking up cow-dung, and the inherent “glistening” power she has. 

Partition

‘Partition’ by Sujata Bhatt depicts the simple tale of a woman going to a “railway station” to provide for distressed people, while her niece stays “in her garden” and “wish[es]” “she” could be brave enough to do the same.

Search for My Tongue

‘Search for My Tongue’ by Sujata Bhatt describes the speaker’s struggle embracing a new culture and “tongue.” While fearing they’ll forsake the core details of who they are in the process.

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