Shapes of Longing

Shapes of Longing

Author : Hutashan Vajpeyi

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Classification Poetry
Pub Date February 2017
Imprint Amaryllis (An Imprint of Manjul Publishing House)
Page Extent 168
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 9789381506950
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About the Book

Shapes of Longing is a collection of poems on love and longing, in which love gets realized in only in the longing for it – what in the Sanskrit tradition is known as ‘vipralambh shringar’. Though very contemporary in their imagery and syntax, these poems still resonate with the bygone history of love poems by the likes of the legendary Soordas of the erstwhile Braj region of India, and also the iconic Rumi of Persia. This allows the reader not only to savour these poems as they are, but also propose an alternate reading of traditional love poetry by ancient masters of the genre.

The poems in this collection from a scintillating narrative of the disappearance of the lover’s ego in the agony of the absence of his beloved.

About the Author(s)

Hutashan Vajpeyi was born and raised in Bhopal. He has an MS degree in Computational Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. Hutashan has had formal training in the most ancient form of Indian classical music, Dhrupad, from the renowned filmmaker and Dhrupad exponent, Mani Kaul. His poetry has been published in such prestigious publications as ‘The Caravan’ magazine, ‘Indian Literature,’ which is a journal published by Sahitya Akadami, and Kavya Bharati etc.

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