Rini Barman

The author is a Phd candidate of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She hails from Assam in the northeastern region of India. She tweets @barman_rini.

Of jujube vines, maishals and Kamatapur

Reading Rajbanshi poetry in English.

Sep 06, 2022

The poetics of a holy death

A new collection of poems on Benaras explores the city’s depth and complexity.

Jan 13, 2015

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