ISBN 9788188204601,Rain



Sudeep Sen


Mapin Publishing



Mapin Publishing

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788188204601

ISBN-10 8188204609


Number of Pages 104 Pages
Language (English)

Indian Writing

In this beautiful, inspiring treasure of a book, Sudeep Sen reflects on rain--its passion and politics, its beauty and fury, its ability to "douse and arouse". He ultimately explores the various moods that water and fluids inherently unravel. The evocative art by an impressive array of leading contemporary Indian artists that accompany the writing are not meant to illustrate the text, but simply to act as an aesthetic counter-point, leitmotiv, and antithesis--thus creating a fine tension and balance between words and images. Sudeep Sen's fiction which is at the same time balletic and precise, poetic and minimalist, stylized and wise, combines the virtual and visual--coalescing to convey the intensely special magic of monsoon rains as felt in the Indian subcontinent.

About the Author
Sudeep Sen is the 2004 recipient of the prestigious 'Pleiades' honour at the world's oldest poetry festival--the Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia. Also awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship (UK) and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (USA) for poems included in Postmarked India: & Poems, he has recently published Postcards from Bangladesh, Prayer Flag, Distracted Geographies, and edited a landmark anthology, Midnight's Grandchildren: English Poetry from India. He is the editorial director of Aark Arts and lives in London and New Delhi.

Table of Contents
The First Octet
Languor, Wet Rain,Rain
Fern Frost
Heavy Metal
Monsoon Greens
Bengal Rain
The Second Octet
Rain Charm
Raining Rain
Night Rain
Longing, Rain
Shower, Wake
Rain, Desire
The Only Sestet
Morning, Rain
Rain, Kiss
Release, Rain
Drizzle, Climax
Drought, Cloud
Knowledge, Need