Linguistic Kaleidoscope, a collection of poems written in 23 different languages of the country, was released in New Delhi recently in connection with the commemoration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Linguistic Kaleidoscope contains poems from various states of India written in 23 languages in their own scripts; the languages are all the 22 official languages of India and one in English. All the poems are briefed by critics in English so that every reader can understand all poems.
Three poems from the state are also included in the book. They are Tangkhul Hui written by Nongthombam Biren, Lonsinkhraba Thong by Yumlembam Ibomcha and Eche by Sharatchand Thiyam. All the poems were explained by critics Devdas Mairenbam and Laishram Amarjit.
Some of the writers from other states whose poem are included are Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam for Bengali; ONV Kurup and Kumaran Asan for Malayalam; Jayanta Mahapatra, Aparna Mohanty for Oriya; Amrita Pritam and Surjit Patar for Panjabi; Kalidasa and Manu Smriti for Sanskrit; Arun Kamal and Suryakant Tripathi for Hindi and Toru Dutt and Nissim Ezekeil for English.
The book was edited by Bulbul Gupta, assistant professor of the Department of English, MM College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and published by Sarv Bhasha Trust, New Delhi.