India, July 24 -- 1What is the origin of the idea behind the newly-formed Poetrywala Foundation?

Poetry publishing in India is a non-profit activity. It is a movement. That is the perspective with which I and Smruti became publishers. In 2001, we started publishing poetry in Marathi. We expanded to publishing poetry in translation, for which we started the imprint, Poetrywala (2003). Through it, we also began to publish poetry in English. The books we publish are important. And we embrace various kinds of poetry, not just the kind that we are used to writing. Poetrywala, which we have funded ourselves, is now on auto-pilot. This means that book sales fund new releases. But much more can be done. This realisation led us to create the founda...