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Mamta Sagar

Mamta SagarMamta Sagar, an Indian poet, translator and playwright writing in the Kannada language has four collections of poems, four plays, an anthology of column writing, a collection of critical essays in Kannada and English on gender, language, literature and culture and a book on Slovenian-Kannada Literature Interactions to her credit. She has translated poetry and prose into Kannada and English, collaborated with the translation activity in many Indian and foreign languages. Mamta has conducted poetry workshops, curated poetry events, invited and organised events in India for poets from Senegal, UK, Malta and Slovenia. She has collaborated and performed with artists and poets from India, Australia, Philippines and Vietnam. She is interviewed and included in the documentary, ‘Cultures of Resistance’ directed by Iara Lee. Her poetry and interviews are showcased in ‘Los Chicos de Mañana’ a documentary directed by Javier Monero, Spain. She has presented poems at poetry festivals including STRUGA in Macedonia, Poetry Africa in South Africa, Granada Poetry Festival in Nicaragua, Medelline International Poetry Festival in Colombia, in Cuba, Serbia, Slovenia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. She has presented her poems in the USA and was a ‘Poet in Residence’ in Belgrade, Serbia. Mamta teaches at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University and lives in Bangalore, India. Her latest book ‘Hide & Seek’, a collection of her poems in English translation with the source text in Kannada was published in January 2014.