Just like 100 Great Indian Poems, 100 More Great Indian Poems brings forth the richness and diversity of poetry that exists in India’s myriad languages and dialects. It also highlights the achievements of Indian poetry written in English by Indian poets at home as well as those in the diaspora and how they have turned English, once a foreign language, into their own. In these uniquely Indian poems there is abundance of light, irony, sensuousness and spirituality.
100 More Great Indian Poems serves as a perfect companion volume to 100 Great Indian Poems. Together they open a new window to the world of Indian poetry and delight our senses invoking a distinct taste, smell, colour and mood of this ancient and unique civilization.
Abhay K. is a poet-diplomat and the author of seven poetry collections. His recent poetry books include The Eight-Eyed Lord of Kathmandu (Bloomsbury India) and The Prophecy of Brasilia (Colletivo Editorial, Brazil). He is the editor of CAPITALS (Bloomsbury India) and 100 Great Indian Poems (Bloomsbury India). His poems have appeared in several literary journals including Poetry Salzburg Review and Asia Literary
Review and have been translated into many languages. Abhay K.’s poemsong, ‘Earth Anthem,’ has been translated into thirty languages and performed by the Symphonic Orchestra of the National Theatre of Brazil. He received the SAARC Literary Award in 2013 and was invited to record his poems at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2018.
‘As with 100 Great Indian Poems, editor Abhay K. has assembled an impressive, wide-ranging collection. From gods and ghosts of other realms to soldiers and storms very much of ours, these selections never shy away from the demanding questions of life and death. 100 More Great Indian Poems is an important addition to any classroom, library, or home.’
Erica Wright, Poetry Editor, Guernica Magazine