Indo-Guyanese Women PoetsMain MenuIndo-Diasporic CurrentsPage 1Rajkumari SinghPage 2Shana YardanPage 3Mahadai DasPage 4Janet NaiduPage 5Sharleen SinghPage 6Natalia SurujnathPage 7Who Have We Silenced?AcknowledgmentsBibliographySaide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803
About Rajkumari Singh
1media/plain-white-background.jpgmedia/Rajkumari-Singh.jpeg2020-06-21T10:04:23+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803724Page 2aplain2020-06-22T04:33:54+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803Born in Georgetown, Guayana in 1923, Rajkumari Singh was a prolific poet, playwright, and activist. Her poems “No More Kitchree for the Groom” and “Babu” are included on this website, with the former being one of her most known poems. Jeremy Poynting, the founder of Peepal Tree Press, notes that her works catalyzed the imaginative articulations of Indo-Caribbean feminisms. In addition to her advocacy, her poems follow the history of British indentureship, political regimes, and Guyana’s landscape. Although Singh unfortunately passed in 1979, her work continues to be recognized for its beauty and depth. Her poetic legacy inspires younger generations of Indo-Caribbean writers, with festivals, workshops, and even a multi-arts center in Richmond Hill, New York City bearing her name.
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1media/plain-white-background.jpg2020-06-22T04:05:53+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803Footnotes for “No More Kitchree for the Groom”Saide Singh7plain2020-06-22T07:24:55+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803
1media/plain-white-background.jpg2020-06-22T04:16:05+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803Footnotes for "Babu"Saide Singh5plain2020-06-22T07:25:39+00:00Saide Singh2a9e06a636eb89311c320b7ffd316e247adb6803