Gulzar - Suspected Poems
Gulzar is one of India’s leading poets; he has published a number of volumes of poetry and short stories (several of which are available in translation) and is also regarded as one of the country’s finest writers for children. A greatly respected scriptwriter and film director, he has been one of the most popular lyricists in mainstream Hindi cinema, gaining international fame when he won an Oscar and a Grammy for the song ‘Jai ho’.
Gulzar received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan in 2004. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He lives and works in Mumbai.
Pavan K. Varma is the author of The Great Indian Middle Class, Being Indian, Becoming Indian and several other books. After a long and distinguished diplomatic career, he served as cultural adviser to the chief minister of Bihar and was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2014 to 2016.
"It is work of Gulzar, how can one not like it. I am not very good at Urdu which I thought might be a problem, but work is simple in language and yet lines leave your brain on a place higher than the ground, fr where you can surely see what wrong is going around it, and sometimes you after reading it think you yourself are a part of it, so you change to a betterment. Go slow, just absorb lines into self and see the magic."
"Best poetry book in recent time. Simple yet complicated. A must-read. Hats off to Gulzar Sahab. Happy to Have it in my collection."