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about us

​In the Indian tradition, Triveni means the confluence of three major rivers: Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati.
Here, it signifies India, Japan, and the rest of the world coming together to revel in haikai literature.

Origin

TRIVENI Haikai India wishes to thank the pioneers who set the stage for us, beginning with two of our great poets who first exposed haiku to the Indian audience – Rabindranath Tagore and Subramania Bharathi. Later, Prof. Satya Bhushan Verma, Prof. B. S. Aggarwala and Dr Angelee Deodhar worked tirelessly to popularise haiku, though mainly in the Hindi-speaking belt of northern India.

TRIVENI Haikai India

Kala Ramesh’s initiatives over the years culminated in founding INhaiku on 23rd February at the Haiku Utsav 2013. On this occasion, a group of like-minded friends came together to promote, enjoy, and move deeper into the beauty and intricacies of this art form.


In 2016 it morphed into a bigger community of haikai lovers and practitioners and came to be known as TRIVENI. Under the leadership of Kala Ramesh, TRIVENI became an 'activity hub' for all Japanese short forms of poetry and, as a result of increased levels of engagement, the need for a website was felt.

What started as a beej (seed) in 2006 with the Haiku Festival in Pune has blossomed into TRIVENI Haikai India in order to include the growing number of Indians joining the haikai fold.

TRIVENI Haikai India also gratefully acknowledges the ever-willing support and encouragement given by the late Angelee Deodhar & the late Johannes Manjrekar in the years past. 

We thank Ashok Viswanathan for his Hoogly River photo on the home page.

Designed by our magic hands – Rohan Kevin Broach – TRIVENI Haikai India is here for you to behold and cherish in a new avatar!