Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
Street Date: September 1, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 247-37-1969
Jeet Thayil's definitive selection covers 55 years of Indian poetry in English. It is the first anthology to represent not just the major poets of the past half-century - the canonical writers who have dominated Indian poetry and publishing since the 1950s - but also the different kinds of poetry written by an extra-ordinary range of younger poets who live in many other countries. It is a groundbreaking global anthology of 70 poets writing in a common language, responding to shared traditions, different cultures and contrasting lives in the changing modern world.