The poems belong to a particular period of the poet's life—from the years 1990 to 1995. A distinct poetic sensibility and rhythm, emotion and images, all coalesce here to achieve something quite beautiful.
These poems constitute a direct and honest female voice speaking of suffering, madness and pain. We are made to see the life of those we call mad; something of what drove them mad, and, occasionally, a delirious freedom from masks.
Introduction by Gulzar
About the Author
Born in northern India, Deepti Naval is an acclaimed actress. She received her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts at Hunter College in Manhattan. She made her debut with the movie Ek Baar Phir in 1980 and since then has acted in more than 70 films.
"The voice that resonates at the end of it all is a strong feminine force that blends the inner anguish with the outer ecstasy."