ISBN 9789351361558,You Are Neera

You Are Neera



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351361558

ISBN-10 9351361551

Hard Back

Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


Sunil Gangopadhyay was the foremost of Bengals angry but romantic young poets in the second half of the twentieth century. Throughout his writing life, he wrote a continuous sequence of love poems addressed to a mythical woman named Neera. These poems became the mantra of two generations of young women and men. From ardent, sexually charged verses of early infatuation, through the demanding and sensual rhythms of a full blown relationship to the mellowing middle age emeries of romance, the Neera poems are a pulsating testimony to the cycle of passion, desire and, inevitably, unrequited longing. This is a selection of the most stunning of Sunil Gangopadhyays Neera poems, most of them translated for the first time and as capable as ever of sparking off a hundred love affairs when recited aloud.