A language is a medium of communication, but more than that is a medium of presentation of an entire world view. This collection of fifty translated Hindi poems will help you to peep in these alternate worlds, to delve in the beauty and wisdom of these alternate words. The collection includes poems older and contemporary, romantic and realistic, well know and forgotten. They present feelings and realities as diverse as love-requited and unrequited, melancholia, satire and erotica to help us understand ourselves, others and the world around us.
This book is for you, who may not know Hindi, or may not fully understand its nuances-to help you drown in the beauty of Hindi poetry and to drink from its beauty, wisdom and love.
I translated these poems to connect to these beautiful works of poetry, to understand them deeply and enable them to find their purpose in me, and mine in them.