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The Oxford India Ramanujan

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9780195664782

ISBN10:
0195664787
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Pub. Date:
3/25/2004
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

Poet, translator, and folklorist, A. K. Ramanujan has been recognized as the world's most profound scholar of South Asian language and culture. This omnibus collection brings all of his diverse poetic output in one volume. It will enable readers and scholars to see much more easily the interconnectedness of his work in different genres--original poetry and scholarly translations--and different languages.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Vinay Dharwadker
Book One: The Striders (1966)
The Striders
3(1)
Snakes
4(2)
The Opposable Thumb
6(1)
Breaded Fish
7(1)
On a Delhi Sundial
8(1)
A Leaky Tap After a Sister's Wedding
9(2)
Two Styles in Love
11(1)
Still Life
12(1)
This Pair
13(1)
On the Very Possible Jaundice of an Unborn Daughter
14(1)
Still Another for Mother
15(2)
Lines to a Granny
17(1)
A Rather Foolish Sentiment
18(1)
Looking for a Cousin on a Swing
19(1)
I Could Have Rested
20(1)
On Memory
21(1)
Instead of a Farewell
22(1)
Self-Portrait
23(1)
The Rickshaw-Wallah
24(1)
Which Reminds Me
25(1)
Sometimes
26(1)
Chess Under Trees
27(1)
No Man Is an Island
28(1)
Anxiety
29(1)
KMnO4 in Grandfather's Shaving Glass
30(2)
Christmas
32(2)
Conventions of Despair
34(2)
A Certain Democrat
36(1)
Towards Simplicity
37(1)
A River
38(2)
A Hindu to His Body
40(1)
Excerpts from a Father's Wisdom
41(2)
Epitaph on a Street Dog
43(1)
Images
44(1)
Still Another View of Grace
45(1)
An Image for Politics
46(1)
Case History
47(1)
One Reads
48(2)
Lac into Seal
50(1)
The Fall
51(2)
A Poem on Particulars
53(4)
Book Two: Relations (1971)
It Does not Follow, but When in the Street
57(1)
Man and Woman in Camera and Out
58(2)
A Wobbly Top
60(1)
Of Mothers, among other things
61(1)
The Hindoo: he doesn't hurt a fly or a spider either
62(2)
Time and Time Again
64(1)
Love Poem for a Wife, 1
65(3)
Routine Day Sonnet
68(1)
Army Ants
69(2)
One, Two, Maybe Three, Arguments against Suicide
71(2)
One More After Reading Homer
73(1)
Some Indian Uses of History on a Rainy Day
74(2)
A Lapse of Memory
76(1)
Eyes, Ears, Noses, and a Thing about Touch
77(2)
The Hindoo: he reads his Gita and is calm at all events
79(1)
Poona Train Window
80(2)
Time to Stop
82(1)
Love Poem for a Wife, 2
83(3)
Entries for a Catalogue of Fears
86(4)
The Hindoo: the only risk
90(1)
Real Estate
91(2)
Any Cow's Horn Can Do It
93(2)
When It Happens
95(1)
Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
96(4)
Smalltown, South India
100(1)
Some Relations
101(2)
Take Care
103(2)
The Last of the Princes
105(1)
Old Indian Belief
106(1)
History
107(2)
Compensations
109(2)
Obituary
111(2)
Prayers to Lord Murugan
113(8)
Book Three: Second Sight (1986)
Elements of Composition
121(3)
Ecology
124(2)
No Amnesiac King
126(2)
In the Zoo
128(2)
Questions
130(2)
Fear
132(2)
Astronomer
134(1)
Death and the Good Citizen
135(2)
The Watchers
137(1)
Snakes and Ladders
138(1)
Pleasure
139(2)
A Poor Man's Riches 1
141(1)
On the Death of a Poem
142(1)
A Poor Man's Riches 2
143(1)
A Minor Sacrifice
144(5)
Alien
149(1)
Saturdays
150(3)
Zoo Gardens Revisited
153(2)
Son to Father to Son
155(2)
Drafts
157(2)
At Forty
159(3)
He too Was a Light Sleeper Once
162(1)
Highway Stripper
163(4)
Middle Age
167(2)
Extended Family
169(2)
The Difference
171(3)
Dancers in a Hospital
174(2)
Moulting
176(1)
Some People
177(1)
Connect!
178(1)
Looking and Finding
179(1)
Love Poem for a Wife and Her Trees
180(4)
Looking for the Centre
184(2)
Chicago Zen
186(3)
Waterfalls in a Bank
189(2)
Second Sight
191(4)
Book Four: The Black Hen (1995)
The Black Hen
195(1)
Foundlings in the Yukon
196(2)
Dream in an Old Language
198(1)
Shadows
199(1)
At Zero
200(2)
Salamanders
202(2)
Traces
204(1)
Fire
205(1)
Birthdays
206(2)
Fog
208(1)
One More on a Deathless Theme
209(3)
August
212(2)
Three Dreams
214(1)
It
215(1)
Not Knowing
216(1)
On Not Learning from Animals
217(1)
Blind Spots
218(1)
Love 1: what she said
219(1)
Sonnet
220(1)
Mythologies 1
221(1)
Love 2: what he said, groping
222(2)
Turning Around
224(1)
Love 3: what he said, remembering
225(1)
Mythologies 2
226(1)
Love 4: what he said, to his daughter
227(1)
Mythologies 3
228(1)
Love 5
229(1)
Contraries
230(1)
Engagement
231(1)
The Day Went Dark
232(1)
Love 6: winter
233(1)
That Tree
234(1)
Pain: trying to find a metaphor
235(1)
Fizzle
236(1)
A Devotee's Complaint
237(1)
In March
238(1)
A Meditation
239(2)
Difficulty
241(1)
Poetry and Our City
242(1)
No Fifth Man
243(3)
Bulls
246(1)
Bosnia
247(1)
A Report
248(2)
As Eichmann Said, My Brother Said
250(1)
The Guru
251(1)
A Ruler
252(1)
Poverty
253(1)
Butcher's Tao
254(1)
A Copper Vat
255(1)
Museum
256(1)
Images
257(7)
If Eyes Can See
264(1)
Elegy
265(2)
Lines
267(1)
To a Friend Far Away
268(1)
Some Monarchs and a Wish
269(2)
From Where?
271(2)
Death in Search of a Comfortable Metaphor
273(1)
Pain
274(1)
Fear No Fall
275(3)
A Note on The Black Hen and After 278(4)
Molly Daniels-Ramanujan
Index of Titles 282(3)
Index of First Lines 285


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