Indian Love Poems
By (author) Meena Alexander
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Indian Love Poems by Meena Alexander
Book DescriptionAccording 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597577
(165mm x 115mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Meena Alexander
Poetics of Dislocation, Paperback (January 2010)
Sets the work of contemporary American poetry within the streams of migration that have made the nation what it is in the 21st century. This book outlines the dilemmas that face modern immigrant poets, including how to make a place for oneself in a new society and how to write poetry in a time of violence worldwide.
Illiterate Heart, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Meena Alexander
A collection of autobiographical poems by Meena Alexander. Her poetry emerges as a consciousness moving between two worlds, between memory and present-day experience. Her experience of exile is translated into the intimate exploration of her connections to both India and America.
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