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A book length collaborative poem by Pat Clifford and Aryanil Mukherjee. The book is inspired by Satyajit Ray's seminal film Shatranj Ki Khiladi (The Chess Players). The work deals with the mechanics of chess and politics in both a thematic and formal way.

Translation was part of the collaborative process itself, not something done after the fact. In a typical section, Clif
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44 pages
Published January 2009 by Cinnamon Teal, Goa

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Rodney
Mar 24, 2009 Rodney rated it it was amazing
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If you’ve seen Satyajit Ray’s great Shatranj Ki Khiladi (The Chess Players), you’ll remember how chess works as a metaphor for Britain’s imperial encroachments upon the Indian kingdom of Oudh. At the same time, the game becomes an image of cultural exchange, having originated in India (or was it Persia?) and returned in a speedier British version to its first home.

In chaturangik/SQUARES, poets Pat Clifford and Aryanil Mukherjee set Ray’s image to work to probe the collaborative but also inheren
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