Decoration: Poems by 54 Women from 10 Languages
anthology of this kind, marks a very gratifying turn;
especially since such ventures are too few and far between ...
Interior Decoration illumines many significant concerns in
women's poetry in Indian languages from the 1970s through to the 1990s.
|Piercing but nuanced, smooth
and graceful, the women's words sharpen into swords, fencing with everyday life.
Some fight, some play. It's life full circle. This is an offering that should
make it to every woman's shelf … Let "Interior Decoration" be the first of a
thousand elaborate designs by Indian women.
Times of India,
|This volume brings together
a galaxy of poets from across the geographical and linguistic spread of the
country. Each one of them, well-known or lesser-known, is a maverick. What sets
this anthology apart from similar earlier anthologies based on the unifying
principle of gender is that here, for the first time, we have works by
'contemporary' women poets in many different languages in English
translation … It is a delightful volume where each and every person is
carefully chosen and presented in lucid translation (it is here that the
editors deserve the maximum praise).