Mamta Sagar

Mamta Sagar is an Indian poet and playwright writing in Kannada. She has published three collections of poems, four plays, an anthology of columns, a collection of essays in Kannada and English on Gender, Language, Literature and Culture and a booklet on Slovenian-Kannada Literature Interactions. She was invited as ‘Poet in Residence’ to Belgrade, Serbia by AUROPOLIS, an Association of Multimedia Artists. Mamta has participated and presented poems at Bangalore Literature Festival 2012, Samanvaya IHC Indian Languages Festival 2012, Hyderabad Literature Festival, Lekhana – Multilingual Literary Weekend 2012, poetry festivals in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Colombia, Cuba, South Africa, Nicaragua, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia. Her poems are translated into several Indian and foreign languages including Sinhalese, Vietnamese, Galician, Maltese, Spanish, Slovenian, Serbian, Macedonian, Chinese, Japanese, Cebuano etc and are published in those respective languages.

She has collaborated and performed in ‘Motherland’, with artists N.Pushpamala (India), ‘Emily Dickenson project’ with Jannet and Jennifer (Australia), with poets Marjorie Evasco (Philippines) and Que Mai (Vietnam) and musicians Manja Ristic, Igor Stangliczky and Marko Jevtić (Belgrade). Mamta has conducted poetry workshops for schools in Durban, South Africa(2005) and at the Rangashankara Theatre festival 2007, Bangalore and a theatre workshop for young girls from economically deprived communities in Hyderabad. Dr. Mamta G Sagar teaches at the Centre for Kannada Studies, Bangalore University and lives in Bangalore.