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Indian Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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Publisher Comments:

From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

Synopsis:

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.

Indian Love Poems features works from the classical languages of Sanskrit and Tamil and such later languages as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English. 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.

About the Author

Meena Alexander is an award-winning poet and the author of the memoir Fault Lines. She is a professor of English at Hunter College and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword

WAITING

From Subhashitavali of Vallabhadeva

My Love

VATSYAYANA From Kamasutra

Four Embraces

MILAIPPERUNKANTAN From Kuruntokai

What He Said

ALLUR NANMULLAI From Kuruntokai

What She Said

ORERURAVANAR From Kuruntokai

What He Said

KALIDASA From Meghadutam

The Loom of Time

ANONYMOUS

A Small Request

SRINATHA

Love Letter

JAGANATHA From Bhamini Vilasa

A Word of Warning

CHANDIDAS

‘I have blackened my golden skin

ANURADHA MAHAPATRA

God

MAMULANAR From Kuruntokai

What She Said

CHANDIDAS

‘I throw ashes at all laws

KAPILAR From Ainkurunuru

What Her Friend Said

TEVAKULATTAR From Kuruntokai

What She Said

From Gathasaptasati

‘Even in a reeling world

‘How can you describe her?

From Amarusataka

‘All I have to do

‘Shes in the house

VARATUNKARAMAPANTIYANS 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 From Night River

‘Dream and reality

MEETING

VATSYAYANA From Kamasutra

‘When men ask about all the ways of embracing

‘Whatever wound a man inflicts on a woman

KALIDASA From Sakuntala

‘Craving sweet

‘Seeing rare beauty

ANONYMOUS

Kamasutra

From Amarusataka ‘Held her

KUMARADASA From Janakiharana

‘In their quarrel

CANDRAKA From Sarngadharapaddhati

‘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 From Uttara 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 From The Cilappatikaram

From The Round Dance of the Herdswomen

MAHADEVIYANKKA

‘Like a silkworm weaving

‘When I didnt know myself

D. VINAYACHANDRAN From Hell Writes a Love Poem

‘When the gigantic bulls with broken horns

‘For love

‘It is heaven and hell

‘Standing naked before the mirror

From Amarusataka

‘When my face turned toward his

CEMPULAPPEYANIRAR From Kuruntokai

What He Said

From Amarusataka

‘My girl

‘Tender-limbed girl

DOM MORAES

Container

What I Meant

A. S. MUKTHAYAKKA

Little Poems

AYYAPPA PANIKER

The Prison

O. V. USHA

Doubt

KEDARNATH SINGH

On Reading a Love Poem

JYOTSNA MILAN

Woman, 2

AMRITA PRITAM

Talk

DailyWages

UMASHANKAR JOSHI

‘Before I met you

An Apology

SUNANDA TRIPATHY

Tryst

NABANEETA DEV SEN

Fig Tree

Antara

HIRA BANSODE

Woman

ANONYMOUS

Drowning

MUDDUPALANI

Radha Instructs Ila, Krsnas New Bride, in the Arts of Love

NANDURI SUBBARAO

Blow Out the Lamp

NABANEETA DEV SEN

Beginning and End

ANURADHA MAHAPATRA

Guiltful

TEJI GROVER

Jealousy 1

BHASWATI ROY CHAUDHURI

Side by Side

GAGAN GILL

She Touches Him

RAJANI PARULEKAR

The Snake Couple

AYYAPPA PANIKER

‘To me your body

FAHMIDAH RIAZ

‘Come, give me your hand

A. K. RAMANUJAN

Love Poem for a Wife, 2

JAYANTA MAHAPATRA

The IndianWay

VIKRAM SETH

Unclaimed

KAMALA DAS (KAMALA SURAYYA)

The Old Playhouse

KEKI N. DARUWALLA

To My Daughter Rookzain

SUJATA BHATT

Sherdi

ARUN KOLATKAR

Chaitanya

VIKRAM SETH

From The Golden Gate

JAYADEVA From Gitagovinda

Joyful Krishna

Ecstatic Krishna

PARTING

From Amarusataka

‘To go

MUTTA

‘So free am I, so gloriously free

SUMANGALAMATA

‘A woman well set free!

MIRABAI

‘Hes left me

JAYADEVA From Gitagovinda

Careless Krishna

MAMALATAN From Kuruntokai

What She Said

KACCIPETTU NANNAKAIYAR From Kuruntokai

What She Said

KAPILAR From Kuruntokai

What She Said

From Gathasaptasati

‘Separations fire

‘Aunt

From Gahakoso ‘Scornfully

KAPILAR From Ainkurunuru

What Her Friend Said

CANDRAKA From Sarngadharapaddhati

‘At days end

SRIVARA From Subhashitavali of Vallabhadeva

‘I know

GHALIB

Near the Zam ZamWell

Some Exaggerations

FAIZ AHMED FAIZ

Any Lover to Any Beloved

From Gathasaptasati

‘They whisper the cruel one

‘Unable to count

‘Distance destroys love

‘His form

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

‘He never came to me

Comings and Goings

From I Wont Let You Go

DILIP CHITRE

From Travelling in a Cage

CHINU MODI

Elegy

KAIFI AZMI

Humiliation

AYYAPPA PANIKER

How Well Have I Forgotten!

AMRITA PRITAM

The Sigh That Breathes Fire

FAHMIDAH RIAZ

Stoning

AGHA SHAHDID ALI

A Rehearsal of Loss

NIRENDRANATH CHAKRAVARTY

The Bloodstained Trophies

AMRITA PRITAM

The Tale of Fire

SUGATHA KUMARI

Night Rain

P. BHASKARAN

Sometimes, Remember Me

KABITA SINHA

The Last Doors Name is Sorrow

JAYANATA MAHAPATRA

Poem for Angela Elston

AGHA SHAHID ALI

From A Nostalgists Map of America

VIKRAM SETH From The Golden Gate

NISSIM EZEKIEL

Description

AGHA SHAHID ALI

Film Bhajan Found on a 78 RPM

MEENA ALEXANDER

Closing the Kamasutra

KISHWAR NAHEED

A Story Among Many

History Does Not Repeat Itself

Agreement

FAIZ AHMED FAIZ

‘Do not ask of me, my love

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400042258
Editor:
Alexander, Meena
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
Alexander, Meena
Author:
Meena Alexander, ed.
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Alexander, Meena
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Love poetry, Indic.
Subject:
Love poetry, Indic (English)
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.58x4.58x.73 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

Indian Love Poems features works from the classical languages of Sanskrit and Tamil and such later languages as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English. 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.

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