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No Other World: Selected Poems

List of Contents

Introduction / 9
Translator's Preface / 14
Early Meditations
28 / Medium / 29
32 / Chakravyuh / 33
34 / He Never Slept / 35
38 / A Fish of the Sea / 39
40 / Sunlight in the Room / 41
42 / The Final Summit / 43
44 / A Strange Day / 45
44 / The Remaining Poem / 45
Rough Roads Of History
46 / Ibn Batutah / 47
48 / The Qutab's Precinct / 49
50 / Fatehpur Sikri / 51
52 / Nalanda and Bakhtiyar / 53
54 / Ayodhya, 1992 / 55
56 / Lucknow / 57
60 / Delhi / 61
62 / In Kafka's Prague / 63
64 / Amir Khusro / 65
Journeys
68 / Horoscope / 69
70 / A Map / 71
70 / To That Mound / 71
72 / A Long Journey in the Night by Car / 73
74 / Description of the Missing One / 75
74 / Falcon / 75
76 / If I Return This Time / 77
The River Does Not Grow Old
78 / By the Sea / 79
80 / The River Does Not Grow Old / 81
86 / Seasons of Water and Wind: 8 Small Poems / 87
92 / Sarhapa / 93
Trees
96 / In the Hazy light / 97
98 / My Intimate Neighbour / 99
102 / A Green Forest / 103
102 / The Killing of a Tree / 103
104 / Flowers of Neem / 105
108 / The Whole Forest / 109
Mirrors and Shadows
110 / Swathe of Shadows / 111
112 / On Both Sides of the Line / 113
114 / On the Eighth Floor / 115
116 / In the Land of Butterflies / 117
118 / Midnight / 119
Remembrances
122 / Dew-washed Night / 123
124 / Sabina / 125
128 / In Krakow Zoo / 129
130 / Princes / 131
130 / One Evening / 131
132 / She Who Had to Come Long Ago / 133
134 / Come, But Like This / 135
Humanesque
136 / Before Turning Him Away Empty-handed / 137
138 / Towards the Markets Too / 139
140 / When One Can't Remain Human / 141
142 / The Key to Success / 143
144 / Around Ten Every Day / 145
146 / A World Hardly Begun / 147
150 / Laughter / 151

Notes on Poems / 152
A Select Bibliography / 154
Biographical Notes / 156