Prasoon Joshi in conversation with Sukrita Paul Kumar

 

Popular lyric poetry reaches across class and culture to impact emotions and social consciousness. The Indian film industry has inspired great poets like Sahir Ludhianvi and Kaifi Azmi to reach out to the masses with their work. In a year when Bob Dylan has won the Nobel for his verses, poet, lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi speaks to poet and scholar Sukrita Paul Kumar about the role of popular culture in expanding the scope of poetry, freeing it from the restraints of intellect and elitist understanding to spread the special grace of poetic understanding to every aspect of life.