Aparajita Dutta

Aparajita Dutta is a writer, poet, social activist and a research scholar from Kolkata, India. She has completed her M.Phil in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University in 2015. She has been the contributing author of Tell Me a Story, published by Penguin India. Aparajita has written for other books, magazines, and websites as well. Her interests are football, gender rights, disability, and translation. Samples of her writing can be found on her blog: www.crystallasia.wordpress.com.

Musical Chair

A catastrophic poem Breathes carnival of leaves. One, two, three My protagonist flees The odd one out. The courtyard is now a joyous table

Our Kiss is the Tea Leaf

Our kiss is the tea leaf brewed in monsoon air, A moment froze in time, our lips made a rhyme


Rejection a remote village animous sparks befriend the iron well-water. Faded twilight

Written In Solitude

Ripples kiss my solitude A verdant morning Weaves tales of Writer's retreat

Dead Emotions

My non-existent literature. My words know their freedom When you will light the incense in my funeral.


‘Flower,’ the fairy spoke, Words maddening her lifeless petals, Sun, shying away from the intermittent blows,

Jealousy and…

I nurture my suicide bomb Delicate petals of roses A verdant pond Blemished with leaves Discarded by waters.

Fall Colors

Fall colors play my fantasy a reality once lost in vanity. My winter sword honors my lips A long wait for your kiss.