British Museum Ramayana My Ramayana Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! Look We Have Coming to Dover Ode to Harrow, from The Balcony Song of Raju & Jaswinder, The Rajah of Hounslow Watch Daljit in action as he recites some of his poetry!

British Museum

Published 2017

‘To anyone experiencing the sinking feeling that poetry in Britain is becoming depoliticised, Nagra’s work is a tonic.’
Sean O’Brien, Independent

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Ramayana

Published on Oct 3 2013

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My Ramayana

Daljit was enthralled by the fantastical stories of Rama & Sita told by his mother. He explains why he wanted to retell these tales for a western audience.

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Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White Man Eating Tiger Toy Machine!!!

A series of poems that begin at the throat of the old British Empire.

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Book Reviews

"Daljit Nagra's vivid tales of immigrant life and love are electrifying the World of poetry."
Rachel Cooke, The Observer

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Poems

Ode to Harrow, from The Balcony Song of Raju & Jaswinder, The Rajah of Hounslow

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Videos

Watch Daljit in action as he recites some of his poetry!

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