Author: Trilokinath RainaPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 158ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126025336
Mahjoor and after, the anthology we are presenting now is the outcome of the collective effort, embracing almost the whole of the 20th Century, i.e. 1930-2000. It was designed originally to be only post-Independence poetry, but that would have excluded the best contributions of the pioneers of the new age, Zinda Kaul, Mahjoor and Azad, which were all written before 1947. Without them any anthology of the 20th century Kashmiri poetry would be incomplete for the aim has not been mere selection of poems but making the selection as comprehensive as possible. What is being presented now, when the passion, for translating poetry has fairly caught on, is a collective Endeavour, which has a distinct edge over all the poets rendered into English by only a single individual: it has the freshness of variety and absence of dull uniformity. This anthology is an attempt to introduce the reader to this new and rich harvest of Kashmiri poetry in English translation.
Preface PoemsZinda Kaul 1. Ferry Me Across 2. Ghazal 3. UnpreparednessGhulam Ahmad Mahjoor 4. Why is my love cross with me 5. The peasant lass 6. Narcissus 7. I offer you my life 8. Freedom Abdul Ahad Azad 9. Satan’s Complaint10. Change 11. Ghazal 12. The River Abdul Ahad Zargar 13. Through disbief to belief 14. You will rue for ever 15. I’ll cradle thee in my arms 16. An arrow pierced my heart Ghulam Rasool Nazki 17. Rubaaiyat Mirza Ghulam Hasan Beg Arif 18. Rubaaiyat Noor Mohammad Roshan19. SpringDina Nath Nadim 20. I will not sing today 21. On the Death of a comrade22. I Dream of tomorrow 23. Blade of grass 24. Sugar candy and wormwood 25. Incidents Ghulam Nabi Firaq 26. To the Bulbul 27. Phantoms of the Night 28. The Flight 29. Ghazal 30. Beauty’s Supremacy Mohammad Amin Kamil 31. Zero Bridge 32. The Bright highway33. Nilnag 34. Ghazal35. Your Coming Rahman Rahi 36. The Fire and the Psalms37. Ghazal 38. Inklings from the dark 39. The Womb of the Ocean…40. My love-sick Maid 41. As she shook her jingling skirt 42. Be not averse to my plea, my LoveVasudev Reh 43. The Anguish Ghulam Rasool Santosh 44. Bahri Taweel Ghulam Nabi Khayal 45. At the frontier postRashid Nazki 46. The voice 47. The Shadow 48. A Feeling Ghulam Nabi Gowhar 49. Wisdom 50. Impact 51. Accountability Muzaffar Azim 52. Poem –I 53. Poem –II Syed Rasool Pompur 54. Basant Katha 55. To my newborn babe 56. Ghazal – I 57. Ghazal – II Radhey Nath Masarrat 58. The Liar Bimla Raina 59. Vaakh Naseem Shafai 60. Ghazal –I 61. I could never understand 62. A Fork in the road 63. A Story – A Lesson 64. Ghazal – II 65. Ghazal – III 66. Ghazal – IVEnd Notes from the Editor