My poem Faces of Peace in India was recently published in The Current Anthology and launched at the Prime Poetry Festival on 10 March at Thrissur, Kerala.
The UN has declared 2019 The Year of indigenous languages. My peace poet project this year focuses on the word for peace in different languages.
The poem for The Current Books Anthology contains the word for peace in many languages of India.including:
Badugu or Badaga (bfq)—"Nimra" (peace, tranquility), "Samda:na" (peace), "Samatā" (fairness, impartiality, equality)— Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu, India.
Dogri—"Amn" (peace) or "Shaanti" (peace)—India and Pakistan, (Jammu region, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Northern Punjab).
Gurmukhi (literally "from the mouth of the Guru")—"Sukh" / ਸਖ s (happiness, peace), "Sehaj" or ਸਹਿਜ (state of peace and balance, tranquility, spontaneous, naturally - with the flow, in tune with the Infinite)—India.
Angami Naga (njm)—"Chāāwé" (peace), "Kezekevi" (peace), "Kezekevi Kharu" (the gate of peace)—Nagaland, India.
Ao Naga (njo)—"Tescongzvk" (peace), "Tescongzem" (peace, content, patient), "Tezungtep" (peace)—Nagaland, Northeast India.
Apatani (apt)—"Chimie" (hushed; to be quiet, silent, still, tranquil, soundless, peaceful)—Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India.
Assamese—"Sānti" (peace), "Shanti" (peace), "Ȟ̇ānti" (peace), "Nti" (peace) or "Xanti" (peace)—India. Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
Awadhi—"Aman" (peace)— India and Nepal.
Balti—"Ldyakidyak" (slow, calm, quiet)—Baltistan region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, the Nubra Valley of Leh district, and in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Malayalam—"Samadhanam" സമാധാനം"Samaadhaanam" (peace)—Kerala, India and Singapore.
Bengali or Bangla—"Sānti", "Sainta", "Shanti", "Shaan-ti" (peace), "Abirōdha" or "Abirodha" (harmony, peace, accord, agreement, amity, friendliness)—Bangladesh and India (West Bengal, Tripura and Barak Valley).
Canarese—"Salām" (peace), "Salamu" (peace, safety, a mode of salutation accompanied with the raising of the hand to the forehead)—Kanara, a district in southwestern India.
Car Nicobarese (caq)—"Kum Chik ren" (peace, pleasantness, happiness), "Kéktö kum chik ren man in ih" (grant us peace), "Halöök" (to make peace, to put a right, straight) "Löök" (peace, to be good), "Lööken" (to be in good health), "In la mo" (a making peace, a propitiation, reconciliation) or "Halam" (to make peace)—Nicobar Islands of India.
Caribbean Hindustani (hns), Sarnaanie Hiendoestaanie, Sarnami Hindi, Caribbean Bharatiya, Caribbean Hindi, Caribbean Hindustani, Caribbean Urdu, Sarnami Hindi, Sarnami Hindoestani—"Shánti" (peace), "Sjaantie" (peace)—Suriname. Trinidad amd Tobago. Guyana.
The Current International Anthology Prime Poetry Festival 2019 Seena Sreevalson, Editor & Curator, Poets: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, Dr Perugu Ramakrishna, Kylana, Dr Diti Ronen, Dr Jernail S Anand, Kimberly Burnham, hülya n. yılmaz, Nizar Sartawi and 35 poets with 171 poems from 40 nations across 6 continents including Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Tibet, India, USA, and around the globe.
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