Poems Come Home  (English + Hindi)

Poems Come Home (English + Hindi)

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Author: Sukrita Paul Kumar
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Gulzar
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2011
Language: Bi-Lingual
Pages: 120
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350290590


Sukrita’s poetry lives and breathes the world of everyday turmoil: the homeless shivering in the rain; the guard at the Viceregal Lodge recounting his strange fascination for the cold, blue eyes of his former masters; the transience of memory; the fear of looking too closely, lest one’s suspicions be confirmed; the loneliness of old age in a cold country …

Gulzar’s translations – the ‘original’ that lurked somewhere in the English poems, perhaps – bring to life a parallel world of quiet elegance and intensely felt emotions. In the poet’s own words, it is in these translations that ‘these poems come home’.