Project Description

Roohi Majid

Roohi Majid

Roohi Majid, teacher, poet and translator has a Doctorate in Literature from Patna University in India and a Masters degree in Education from the University of London. Roohi has studied poetry at the City Literary Institute, L.U Institute of English and attended workshops in Finchley, Arvon Foundation and Poetry School Venues in Britain & Abroad.

She writes mainly in English, also in Urdu and translates to and from English, Hindi and Urdu. Roohi is widely published in U.K, and India. She has contributed to magazines & anthologies, some of which are mentioned below:-
• The Redbeck Anthology of South Asian Poetry U.K
• Reflections: An Anthology of Mystical Poetry. U.K
• HumanTide& Years of Plenty-The Camden Poetry Group
• Online Archive of Poetry Magazines, The Poetry Library
• INDIAN LITERATURE: Sahitya Akadimi Journal India
• AAJ-KAL New Delhi

Roohi has read regularly at Poetry Venues including
• Barnet Multicultural Centre
• Bruce Castle Museum, Haringey
• Bull Theatre Art Depot, Bamet
• Haringey Literature Festival
• Lauderdale House, Highgate
• Poetry Cafe Covent Garden
• Torriano Meeting House, Camden
• The Gate Library Newham
• The Troubadaur « UrduTahrik SOAS
• The Poetry Societyof India at India International Centre
• Sahitya Akademi New Delhi
Roohi is founder- convenor of Multilingual Poetry Forum which promotes Translations to and from English and World Languages through Poetry meetings and Events in London.



Memories of spaces left behind
have no mirror images nor
are they etched on skins and bones.

The world, a huge glass bowl.
Fugitives from the past- scattered
rose petals on a fluid existence.
At best an amber case, made
to measures polished , furnished
to entomb a lifetime of desires.


Converging boundaries across waters.
Wind changes, storms, hail stones.
Shifting positions on water margin

where properties are neutralized.
Differentials smoothen out
with the unburdening of ego.

Waves under feet as pure as
the virgin waters of kanya kumari.
My soul cleansed, spirit lifted,


I live on the shore where many
seas meet, clinging
to nothing, belonging to all.

Kanya Kumari:
The southern most tip of India where the Arabian Sea,the Indian Ocean