ISBN 9788129113733,No Other World

No Other World


Kunwar Narain


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788129113733

ISBN-10 8129113732


Number of Pages 460 Pages
Language (English)


No Other World is the first book-length collection of Kunwar Narain's poems in English, translated by his son, Apurva Narain, selected from five volumes of his poetry across as many decades. The poems are a complex interplay of metaphysical imagination, playful irony and tentative sentiment. They course through history, intimate and meditative by turns, sometimes addressing socio-political realities, and sometimes the absurd, at all times exhibiting the almost painful honesty so characteristic of Narain's poetry. About the Author Kunwar Narain was born in 1927, spending his early years in Ayodhya and Faizabad, before moving to Lucknow, and then later, Delhi. His literary output spans more than half a century, comprising poetry, short stories, literary criticism, essays, translations, and varied writings on cinema, music, history and art. His works have been translated nationally and internationally. He is the winner of the Kabir Samman, Sahitya Akademi Award, Kumaran Asan, Vyas Samman, Shalaka Saman, Warsaw University's honorary medal, and Italy's Premio Feronia. Apurva Narain was born in Calcutta in 1967 and grew up in Lucknow and Delhi. He studied at St. Stephen's College and IIM, as well as the University of Cambridge. A former corporate consultant with Price Waterhouse, he now works in ecology-development, has edited a journal, and has research interests in the philosophy of ecological economics. Literature has always been an abiding passion. Based in Delhi, he divides his time among India, England and France.