[Karthika Naïr is the author of Bearings (HarperCollins India, 2009), a poetry collection and The Honey Hunter/ Le Tigre de Miel (Young Zubaan, India/Editions Hélium, France, 2013), a children’s book illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. Naïr was the principal story and scriptwriter of DESH, choreographer Akram Khan’s multiple-award-winning dance production. Her work has been translated into French, Italian, German and Bangla. The poems featured here are from her forthcoming collection, Until the Lions, an account of the Mahabharata in multiple voices. ]
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