Riniki Chakravarty Marwein’s debut poetry book Brittle launched at Meghalayan Age in Delhi

Riniki Chakravarty Marwein’s debut poetry book Brittle launched at Meghalayan Age in Delhi

  • Legendary Bah Lou Majaw recites poems from the collection, entertains with his singing.
  • Launch celebrated by the HER art series, an initiative championed by Meghalayan Age – The Store in New Delhi as part of their first anniversary celebrations 

New Delhi, February 24, 2023: Riniki Chakravarty Marwein’s debut poetry book Brittle was launched in Meghalayan Age – the Store, New Delhi by Bah Lou Majaw today. Lou Majaw also recited some of the poems from Brittle and performed some songs for the cosy crowd that gathered at the store to support Brittle’s launch.

Launching the poetry book “Brittle, Bah Lou Majaw said, “I would call it a sired evening …a look into coloured scar and winter wounds with Riniki.”

A spokesperson from the Meghalayan Age the Store said “We launched the “Her Art” series dedicated to the women of Meghalaya, and their contribution to a diversity of practices including art, craft, literature, performance and entrepreneurship. It gives us immense pleasure to organise an evening of poetry and music with Riniki and Lou Majaw as part of the store’s first  anniversary celebrations  . 

Brittle is a product of the anxiety and emotions that the lockdown and travel freeze that accompanies the pandemic. It’s a product of mental-visiting loved ones and places back home in India like it was her last time. Brittle is therefore a coping mechanism, a fragment of personal history- the pleasant and the scarred.

Riniki said, “I got pretty nostalgia-struck during the lockdown. My childhood and the time spent in India kept roaming in my head in flashback forms over and over again. I was home-belted like everyone else and I was very worried about my loved ones. It got kind of scary, so I had to find a way to let my anxiety out. This is when I started writing the book and I can’t believe it is finally published.”. 

About Brittle

BRITTLE is Riniki’s debut collection of poems. It is a gather of family and childhood, love, loss and memory. Brittle is the fuel the poet wrote with during the pandemic, which guides the pieces to come together as a theme. They are simplistic in form and style, while bolstering vivid unrests to reveal the poet’s path to finding herself.

About Riniki

RINIKI CHAKRAVARTY MARWEIN was born in Shillong and completed most of her education there. She spent most of her career in the PR industry in Mumbai before moving to Singapore in 2008. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Riniki has been seriously writing poems since the pandemic. This year, she finally got to organise the pieces in Brittle. She is now gathering gumption for a stint in spoken word poetry.

Brittle is available on Amazon and Flipkart

Author: sarkarimirror