by Abdul Manan Bhat and Partha P. Chakrabartty

On the Poetics of Congregation amid Dispossession: A Conversation


The ghazal is a cumulative form that builds on established metaphors in a non-linear fashion. . . . I see tremendous liberatory potential in its cumulativeness. . . . When writing a ghazal, my poetic voice is not just my own, just like my pain is not just my own.