Daljit Nagra

About Ramayana: A Retelling


Critically acclaimed British poet Daljit Nagra performed extracts from his latest collection Ramayana: A Retelling. Daljit Nagra was captivated by the versions of the Ramayana that his grandparents regaled him with as a child. Now an award-winning poet, he has chosen to bring the story to life in a vivid and enthralling version of his own.

Accessible and engaging, and bursting with energy, Nagra's Ramayana is a distillation and an animation for readers of all ages.

Daljit Nagra travelled to four cities: Bangalore; New Delhi; Chandigarh and Mumbai over two weeks holding reading sessions at the Times Lit Fest of his book, Ramayana: A Retelling. See below for his schedule: 

Daljit Nagra schedule: 

Dates  Venues/ City Programme  Timing 
30 November Maidens hotel/ Civil Lines, New Delhi


4 December  Mehboob Studio, Hill Road Bandra/ Mumbai Times Lit Fest 18:30 - 19:30
5 December  British Council office,  Mumbai Poetry reading 10:00 - 11:00


About Daljit Nagra

 Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in London where he works as a teacher. His first collection of poetry, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award.

In 2008 he won the South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award. His second collection, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!!, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize in 2011 - as was his version of the Ramayana. He is now UK Radio 4’s first ever poet in residence.


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