“It is precisely this eclectic mix of the known and the unknown, bound together by a consistently high level of poetic sensitivity, that sets this Anthology apart, and makes it compulsive reading.”
– Pavan K. Varma

 

Aatish 2 is an anthology of poems and illustrations. The book features Gulzar, A.M. Turaz, Sandeep Nath, Aprilia Zank, Yuan Changming, Erik Lindner, Tasleema Nasreen and many others. It has been edited by Fouqia Wajid and Amit Ranjan. Poets who write in various regional languages including Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu among others, and will feature their translations. Iconic modern age poets have also contributed to the book. For this anthology to be unique, we concluded the ‘The Great Indian Poetry Contest’, which was an international poetry contest. The judges for the same were Kalki Koechlin and Kausar Munir. The top 3 poets won a cumulative cash prize of Rs. 57,000 and top 50 poets are published in Aatish 2, along with the great poets.

 

Featured Poets: Gulzar Sahab (Bollywood Lyricist, Writer, Director), Udayan Thakker, Erik Linder, Dr. Ampat Koshy, Gopakumar Radhakrishnan, Aryanil Mukherjee, Mehar Kathuria, Abhay K. Prathistha Khatter, Jairam Seshadri, Deepak Ramola, Vinati Bhola, Yuan Changming, Uttaran Chaudhuri, Chinnaveerabhadrudu Vaderu, Afsar Mohammed, Arup K. Chatterjee, Michael Creighton, Shantanu Anand, Asher Jesudoss, Smrity Sharma, Nitoo Das, Debajit Goswami, Meer Faisal, Vaidehi, Iqra Raza, Srishtika, Javeria Kausar, K. Satchidanandan, Geethanjali, Vibhooti Kayastha, Shashwat Sahoo, Tuhin Bhowal, Rochelle Potkar, Amit Agarwalla, Janani Rao, Akarsha Ramesh Kamala, Santosh Bakaya, Khushi Bhasin, Saira Shah, Halim, Ambika Talwar, Ajit Menon, Aarushi Kataria, Anukriti Ashok, iha Reddivari, Susmit Panda, Adama Joof, Smita Sahay, Sushil Mandi, Jagari Mujherjee, Rumuz, Uttkarsh Guneta, Kinshuk Gupta, Maiteryee Mhatre, Sauravjyoti Nath, Rukhaya M.K., Nandini Mazumdar, Sangya Sapkota, Anushree Bose, Rashy Dhanyee, Geethanjali Dilip, Aarti Shastry, Radhakrishnan Krishnan, Uday Khanna, Soumya Menon, Aprilia Zank, Kef Amaya, J.R. Poulter, Monosija Banerjee, Bappaditya Sarkar, Jay Krishnan Menon, Riya Gupta, Monika Ajay Kaul, Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal, Sutanuka Ghosh, Muhammad Ismail, Nida Sahar, Imran Yousuf, Dr. Sunil Kaushal, Dev Mishra, Aasia Majeed, Sunanda Bhadra, Akanksha Nene, Gopi Kottoor, Madhu Jaiswal, Ritesh Kr. Singh, A.M. Turaz, Rajat Joseph, Joyita Shaw, Nutan Sarawagi, Mallikarjun Pandya, Balika Sengupta, Anju Kishore, Ramya, Iyer, Rafeeq Ahamed, Wani Nazir, Amit Ranjan, Fouqia Wajid and Tasleema Nasreen.

 

Featured Illustrators: Abhilasha Khatri, Abhishek Birua, Anushka Choudhary, Anwesha Paul, Bala Murugan, Deepanshi Sharma, Dhiraj Kandelwal, Dheerja Singh, Kavya Gupta, S. Padma Malini, Sampat Jhorar, Vandana Pandit, Priyankar gupta, Puja Mevada, Sanjay Kumar Raj, Tharani Chandran, Varsha Kariya, Varsha Kariya, Dr. Rashmi Kulkarni.