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Indian Love Poems : Everyman's Library Pocket Poets S. - Alexander, Meena

Indian Love Poems

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets S.

Hardcover

Published: 6th January 2005
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According to the Kama Sutra, the erotic handbook written two thousand years ago, when the wheel of ecstasy is in motion "there is no textbook at all, and no order." Indian Love Poems is a unique gathering of poems from across more than two and a half millennia that attempts to catalog the disordered ecstasies of love, ranging from the Kama Sutra and earlier works up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora. Emerging from many Indian cultures and eras, the poems collected here reflect a variety of erotic and spiritual passions, and celebrate the powerful role of desire-both male and female-in the intricate dance of existence. From the twelfth-century female poet Mahadeviyakka to the twentieth-century Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore to such contemporary poets as Kamala Das and Vikram Seth, this glittering tapestry of lyric voices beautifully and sensually evokes the transfiguring force of love.

Foreword
Waiting
FromSubhashitavali of Vallabhadeva My Love
Vatsyayana
FromKamasutra Four Embraces
Milaipperunkantan
FromKuruntokai What He Said
Allur Nanmullai
FromKuruntokai What She Said
Oreruravanar
FromKuruntokai What He Said
Kalidasa
FromMeghadutam The Loom of Time
Anonymous
A Small Request
Srinatha
Love Letter
Jaganatha
FromBhamini Vilasa
A Word of Warning
Chandidas
‘I have blackened my golden skin’
Anuradha Mahapatra
God
Mamulanar
FromKuruntokai What She Said
Chandidas
‘I throw ashes at all laws’
Kapilar
FromAinkurunuru What Her Friend Said
Tevakulattar
FromKuruntokai What She Said
FromGathasaptasati ‘Even in a reeling world’ ‘How can you describe her?’
FromAmarusataka ‘All I have to do’ ‘She’s in the house’
Varatunkaramapantiyan’s Wife
Space to Space KABIR ‘Like a sharp arrow’
Jayanta Mahapatra
A Day of Rain
Manorama Mahapatra
My Whole Life for Him
Amrita Pritam
Early Spring K
Satchidanandan
Loving aWoman
Balamaniamma
Gift of Love
Shakunt Mathur
A New Way of Waiting
Ghalib
Desires Come by the Thousands Behind the Curtain
Nissim Ezekiel
Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher
Miraji
Love Song of the Clerk
Suresh Joshi
Darkness
Sitanshu Yashashchandra
Solar
Nirala
Love Song A. K
Ramanujan
Looking for a Cousin on a Swing
Meena Alexander
Indian Sandstone
Fahmidah Riaz
Tongue of Stone
Pratibha Satpathy
Dew Drop
Saroop Dhruv
Beyond the Flapdoor
Keki N. Daruwalla
FromNight River ‘Dream and reality’
Meeting Vatsyayana
FromKamasutra ‘When men ask about all the ways of embracing’ ‘Whatever wound a man inflicts on a woman’
Kalidasa
FromSakuntala ‘Craving sweet’ ‘Seeing rare beauty’
Anonymous
Kamasutra FromAmarusataka‘Held her’
Kumaradasa
FromJanakiharana ‘In their quarrel’
Candraka
FromSarngadharapaddhati ‘A long time back’
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
‘Before you came’
Fahmidah Riaz
Deep Kiss
Sudeep Sen
Desire Caress
Mirabai
‘Here she comes’ ‘Hari is a dhobi’ ‘On a sudden’
Chandidas
‘I have hardened my mind’
Sujata Bhatt
The Kamasutra Retold
Kabir
‘To say that the love’ ‘Lying beside you’
Vidya
Love in the Countryside
Vikatanitamba
Recollection
Vallana
‘When he had taken off my clothes’
Bhavabhuti
FromUttara Rama Charita ‘Deep in love’
Chavali Bangaramma
My Brother
Rabindranath Tagore
Black Blossom One Day
Akhtar-UL-Iman
Compromise
Ismail
You
Basavanna
‘Look here, dear fellow’
Ilanko Atikal
FromThe Cilappatikaram FromThe Round Dance of the Herdswomen
Mahadeviyankka
‘Like a silkworm weaving’ ‘When I didn’t know myself ’
D. Vinayachandran
FromHell Writes a Love Poem ‘When the gigantic bulls with broken horns’ ‘For love&#
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ISBN: 9781841597577
ISBN-10: 1841597570
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets S.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 6th January 2005
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.4 x 10.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1