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- Beacon Press 2004; US$ 14.00
Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
If Ezra Pound was ?the inventor of Chinese poetry for our times? as T. S. Eliot once remarked, then the celebrated translator, poet, and scholar A. K. Ramanujan is the inventor of Tamil poetry for our times. The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from the Classical Tamil includes the work of fifty-one poets selected from a renowned anthology of love... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clich?s of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95
The poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) was an early twentieth-century Japanese modernist who today is known worldwide for his poetry and stories as well as his devotion to Buddhism. Miyazawa Kenji: Selections collects a wide range of his poetry and provides an excellent introduction to his life and work. Miyazawa was a teacher of agriculture by profession... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Amir Khusrau?poet, courtier, mystic, musician?straddled the worlds of politics and religion and helped forge a distinctive synthesis of Muslim and Hindu cultures. His poetry in Persian appealed equally to the Delhi sultans and to his Sufi sheikh, Nizamuddin Auliya. It was appreciated not only in India, where his Hindavi poetry has survived through... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
The Rapids of a Great River begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Acclaimed by Forster and Pound, for Yeast the poet whose poetry ?stirred my blood as nothing has for years? Tagore was and remains India?s greatest writer this century. Prolific and innovatory as poet, novelist, dramatist, musician and painter, he was also a leading figure in the Nationalist movement, an intimate of Gandhi, a vastly influential educationalist... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95
Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the U.S. (Yuba City Poems).... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.28
The poems in Handwriting are memories of Sri Lanka: the rituals and traditions, history and geography, the smells and tastes and colours of his first home. Here are sunless forests, cattle-bells, stilt-walkers 'with the movement of prehistoric birds'; a Buddha buried 'so roots/like fingers of a blind monk/spread for two hundred years over his face';... more...