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Nine Indian Women Poets (An Anthology)
Nine Indian Women Poets (An Anthology)
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About the Book:

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 acquaints the reader with the variety in each poet's work, the prime consideration of Nine Indian Women Poets 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 a must for those interested in contemporary poetry, especially by Indian Women writing in English.

(Note: Cover Illustration: Ramkiker Vaij's Binodini (1948), oil on gunny cloth. Courtesy National Gallery of Modern Art.)

About the Author:

Eunice de Souza retired as the Head of the Department of English, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Excerpts from Reviews

'There are ten good reasons to buy this book. Nine of them are the poets of the title…The tenth is Eunice de Souza's no-nonsense introduction…'

-The Pioneer

'…this anthology is marked by an admirable maturity of prose…'

-Outlook

'Eunice de Souza's anthology is a meticulously edited version of female voices that constitute a spectrum in relocating a new territory.'

-Hindustan Times

'Eunice de Souza's anthology stands its ground as an excellent record of the poetry produced by Indian women since the 1960s.'

-The Book Review

Contents

INTRODUCTION

KAMALA DAS

    From Summer in Calcutta
      An Introduction
    From The Descendants
      The Descendants
      Luminol
      The Doubt
      The Maggots
      Three P.M.
      The Joss-sticks at Cadell Road
      The Looking Glass
    From The Old Playhouse and Other Poems
      The Old Playhouse
      The Stone Age
MAMTA KALIA
    From Tribute to Papa and Other Poems
      Tribute to Papa
      Sheer Good Luck
      Compulsions
      Made for Each Other
      Sunday Song
      Brat
      Dubious Lovers
      Positive Thinking
    From Poems
      After Eight Years of Marriage
    From Hers
      Anonymous
MELANIE SILGARDO
    From Three Poets
      1956-1976 A Poem
      Stationary Stop
      Child
      For Father on the Shelf
      The Earthworm's Story
    From Skies of Design
      Do Not Tell the Children
      Skies of Design
      Doris
      Cat
      Bird Broken
EUNICE DE SOUZA
    From Fix
      Catholic Mother
      Miss Louise
      For a Child, Not Clever
      Autobiographical
    From Women in Dutch Painting
      Pilgrim
      The Road
    From Ways of Belonging
      Bequest
    From Selected and New Poems
      Landscape
      Outside Jaisalmer
      It's Time to Find a Place
IMTIAZ DHARKER
    From Purdah
      Purdah I
      Battle-line
    From Postcards from god
      Words Find Mouths
      Living Space
      Eggplant
      Namesake
      8 January 1993
      The List
      Minority
SMITA AGARWAL
    From 'Glitch'
      The Lie of the Land: A Letter to Chatwin
      The Salesman
      The Planetoid
      Daywatch in the Scriptorium
      The Word-worker
      A Grass Widow's Prayer
      Mediatrix
      'Our foster-nurse of nature is repose'
      Discord
SUJATA BHATT
    From Brunizem
      The Peacock
      For Paula Modersohn-Becker 1876-1907
      The Women of Leh are such -
      A Different History
      Something for Plato
      Iris
    From Monkey Shadows
      White Asparagus
      Kankaria Lake
CHARMAYNE D'SOUZA
    From A Spelling Guide to Woman
      When God First Made a Whore
      The White Line Down the Road to Minnesota
      I Would Like to Have a Movie Cowboy for a Husband
      Strange Bedfellows
      God's Will?
      Judith
TARA PATEL
    From Single Woman
      Woman
      Request
      Calangute Beach, Goa II
      In Bombay
      In a Working Women's Hostel
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About the Book:

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 acquaints the reader with the variety in each poet's work, the prime consideration of Nine Indian Women Poets 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 a must for those interested in contemporary poetry, especially by Indian Women writing in English.

(Note: Cover Illustration: Ramkiker Vaij's Binodini (1948), oil on gunny cloth. Courtesy National Gallery of Modern Art.)

About the Author:

Eunice de Souza retired as the Head of the Department of English, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

Excerpts from Reviews

'There are ten good reasons to buy this book. Nine of them are the poets of the title…The tenth is Eunice de Souza's no-nonsense introduction…'

-The Pioneer

'…this anthology is marked by an admirable maturity of prose…'

-Outlook

'Eunice de Souza's anthology is a meticulously edited version of female voices that constitute a spectrum in relocating a new territory.'

-Hindustan Times

'Eunice de Souza's anthology stands its ground as an excellent record of the poetry produced by Indian women since the 1960s.'

-The Book Review

Contents

INTRODUCTION

KAMALA DAS

    From Summer in Calcutta
      An Introduction
    From The Descendants
      The Descendants
      Luminol
      The Doubt
      The Maggots
      Three P.M.
      The Joss-sticks at Cadell Road
      The Looking Glass
    From The Old Playhouse and Other Poems
      The Old Playhouse
      The Stone Age
MAMTA KALIA
    From Tribute to Papa and Other Poems
      Tribute to Papa
      Sheer Good Luck
      Compulsions
      Made for Each Other
      Sunday Song
      Brat
      Dubious Lovers
      Positive Thinking
    From Poems
      After Eight Years of Marriage
    From Hers
      Anonymous
MELANIE SILGARDO
    From Three Poets
      1956-1976 A Poem
      Stationary Stop
      Child
      For Father on the Shelf
      The Earthworm's Story
    From Skies of Design
      Do Not Tell the Children
      Skies of Design
      Doris
      Cat
      Bird Broken
EUNICE DE SOUZA
    From Fix
      Catholic Mother
      Miss Louise
      For a Child, Not Clever
      Autobiographical
    From Women in Dutch Painting
      Pilgrim
      The Road
    From Ways of Belonging
      Bequest
    From Selected and New Poems
      Landscape
      Outside Jaisalmer
      It's Time to Find a Place
IMTIAZ DHARKER
    From Purdah
      Purdah I
      Battle-line
    From Postcards from god
      Words Find Mouths
      Living Space
      Eggplant
      Namesake
      8 January 1993
      The List
      Minority
SMITA AGARWAL
    From 'Glitch'
      The Lie of the Land: A Letter to Chatwin
      The Salesman
      The Planetoid
      Daywatch in the Scriptorium
      The Word-worker
      A Grass Widow's Prayer
      Mediatrix
      'Our foster-nurse of nature is repose'
      Discord
SUJATA BHATT
    From Brunizem
      The Peacock
      For Paula Modersohn-Becker 1876-1907
      The Women of Leh are such -
      A Different History
      Something for Plato
      Iris
    From Monkey Shadows
      White Asparagus
      Kankaria Lake
CHARMAYNE D'SOUZA
    From A Spelling Guide to Woman
      When God First Made a Whore
      The White Line Down the Road to Minnesota
      I Would Like to Have a Movie Cowboy for a Husband
      Strange Bedfellows
      God's Will?
      Judith
TARA PATEL
    From Single Woman
      Woman
      Request
      Calangute Beach, Goa II
      In Bombay
      In a Working Women's Hostel
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