SID­DHARTHA GIGOO

Tehelka - - A BRUSH WITH DISSENT - GIGOO

Agha Shaid Ali’s The Veiled Suite col­lects po­ems from his an­tholo­gies like A Nos­tal­gist’s Map of Amer­ica, The Half-inch Hi­malayas and The Coun­try With­out a Post Of­fice. The po­etry is not just lyri­cal or nos­tal­gic, but po­lit­i­cal, re­flect­ing the cri­sis of a Kash­mir rid­den with strife, con­flict and para­doxes. Shahid speaks of love, pain and beauty like the Ro­man­tics did. The age of po­etry is not over.

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