This collection of witty, ironic, poignant, and technically-assured poems is an example of some of the best contemporary Indian poetry today. The intention in bringing together these poems was to represent the growing maturity evident in the themes and styles of the poetry of Indian women. While it acquaints the reader with the variety in each poet s work, the prime consideration of
is the intrinsic quality of the poems themselves-their subject, their language and craftsmanship. The anthology covers nine Indian women poets writing in English, representing two generations of post-Independence poets. Included here, with brief biographical introductions, are Kamala Das, Mamta Kalia, Melanie Silgardo, Eunice de Souza, Imtiaz Dharker, Smita Agarwal, Sujata Bhatt, Charmayne D Souza, and Tara Patel. This book contains a general introduction which provides an overview of the work of Indian women poets since 1000 BC, and of relevant anthologies and other critical works. It is must reading for those interested in contemporary poetry, especially by Indian women writing in English.
It is must reading for those interested in contemporary poetry, especially by Indian women writing in English.