writing samples


  • Poems from Ghostmasters, read in Almost Island here.
  • Poem-essay on Lorine Niedecker’s work/ life via select fragments from her poems, in Dukool,  here.
  • Various poems in Softblow here and here
  • Various poems in Sangam House here
  • “New and Selected Poems” book released in India by Poetrywala has a selection from across my books, see here.


  • “The Experience of Srividya at Devipuram” in Religions (2019) 10(1), 14. Open Access: https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10010014
  • “A Brief History of the Bhagavad Gita’s Canonization” in Religion Compass. (Email Mani for a pdf if you do not have access to Wiley).
  • “Writing to Stop.” Read in 91st Meridien.
  • “Automatic Writing – Real, Surreal, Hyper-real” in Fulcrum 7. Download pdf here.
  • “Repetitiveness in Gita translations.” eXchanges, Journal of Literary Translation, winter 2009. Download here.
  • “Stretch.”  XCP. Download pdf here.
  • “Halloween” in Dimsum. Download pdf here.
  • “Decoding Augustine via Saussure.” In-Between Journal of Literary Criticism. Download pdf here.
  • “Caterpillar to Butterfly: Thoreau’s dietary journey.” Thoreau Society Bulletin. Read here.


  • Review of Arvind K. Mehrotra’s Songs of KabirTranslation Review (Vol 83, Issue 1, 2012). Download pdf here.
  • Review of Mohammad A Quayum’s Rabindranath Tagore: Selected Short Stories. Cha (Mar 2012, Issue 16.) Read here.
  • “Sisterhood of Royal Intrigue.” Review of Kaunteya by Madhavi Mahadevan. New Indian Express, 18th February 2017. Read here.
  • “Sita Recycled and Retold.” Review of Sita, Warrior of Mithila (Book 2, Ram Chandra Series) by Amish Tripathi. New Indian Express, 1st July 2017. Read here.
  • Review of Available Light, C.P.Surendran. First published in Kitaab, and reprinted in Scroll (November 7th, 2017). Read here.
  • “A Sense of Wholeness.” Review of There’s a Carnival Today, Manjushree Thapa’s translation of Indra Bahadur Rai’s Nepalese novel Aaja Ramita Chha. New Indian Express, 23rd Dec 2017. Read here.



Poet, translator and scholar based in India, writing in English.