The Poetry Society (INDIA)
Indian poetry has flourished over the last 4,000 years. Today, it is composed and written in more than twenty Indian languages, including English. It has always echoed the voice of the times and revealed the pains and passions of the people. Its growth has also reflected our rich cultural heritage. The history of Indian poetry makes us aware of its glorious past in contrast to its present state. Today, as the world is shrinking and the communication network is projecting man on the global scene much faster, the past values are getting lost in the struggle man is involved with. Issues confronting man have multiplied and so have his efforts for survival. Poetry today is facing the test of time. Poets need to be organised more vigorously than in the past to voice effectively their innermost thoughts and interact with each other more often. Giving away of awards to some of the few distinguished ones is not enough. Poets in India need to be encouraged in their creativity if we expect their contributions to transform our society. New life is to be given to old values, which had stood us in good stead for so long. The poets should come to the forefront to undertake this job. As such, organised efforts need to be made to promote the production and publication of good Indian poetry. Poetry written in different parts of India need to be collected, interpreted and propagated.
The Journal of the Poetry Society (India) published yearly, is devoted to Indian poetry originally written in English or translated into English from any Indian language. All submissions should be sent to the editor through e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org In case of translation, two copies of translated books in English should be sent to Editor, Journal of the Poetry Society (India), L-67A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi 110017 Opinions expressed in the Journal are of individual contributors and not those of the editor or the publisher. Material published in the Journal is protected by copyright and cannot be used in any manner without the written permission of the author and The Poetry Society (India) except for criticism and research purposes. Annual Subscriptions: Rs. 200 (India and SAARC countries) Others: $ 10 Enquiries may be addressed to: Secretary TPS (India) L-67A, Malviya Nagar New Delhi 110017
The Poetry Society has been organizing poetry workshops from time to time. They are conducted by well-known Indian and foreign poets.
Poetry Workshops in Indian Languages
The Poetry Society (India) organizes poetry workshop for school children writing poetry in different Indian languages. These workshops are organized in different parts of India with the support of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. So far workshops have been organized in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.