Quotes by Karthika Naïr

"I could not say where it began,
perhaps only the stars can, for beginnings
come clothed in mist."
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"Hate dissevers takin and goral, black bear and beaver, deer, leopard and dragonfly harboured by this hermitage, hate blanches your still- human eyes, flows down larynx and pharynx and trachea, leadens the breath and whirlpools memory’s voice till all you know all you feel all you seek is nothingness."
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"Vyaasa, my lone living son Vyaasa – with words to hymn this story across millennia while birth and death and love and youth jostle for place, while hate, old hate, spores and multiplies"
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Books by Karthika Naïr

  • Bearings
  • 5 ratings
  • 2009 by Harper Collins
  • Satyavati
  • 4 ratings
  • by HarperCollins Publishers India
  • Bearings
  • 2 ratings
  • 2020 by Harper Collins

    (first published 2009)

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Karthika Naïr
  • Karthika Naïr

  • Born: India.

  • Description: Poet and dance producer/curator, Karthika Naïr was born in Kerala and lives in Paris. Naïr is the author of Bearings, a poetry collection and The Honey Hunter/Le Tigre de Miel, a children’s book illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet. She was also the principal scriptwriter of DESH, choreographer Akram Khan’s award-winning dance production.

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