Eunice de Souza, one of India’s leading English language poets , has been writing poetry for more than three decades. Her poems in collections such as Fix (1979), Women in Dutch Painting (1988) and Ways of Belonging (1990) have been critically acclaimed and reflect a strong sense of individuality and feminism. Compelling and succinct, they dwell on the themes of love, relationships and family. Through her poetry Eunice explores the dependency of lovers and the fraught relationships between parents and their children. She also examines the Roman Catholic community she grew up in, exposing it for its hypocrisy and conservatism. Relying on sound and rhythm, her well-chosen, hard-hitting words bring out her sharp, clear imagery. A Necklace of Skulls contains all the verse Eunice de Souza has published during her illustrious career, as also unpublished new and early poems. This is a profoundly intimate and intensely personal collection.
Rina Ferreira, middle-aged, single, lecturer of English, tentative poet and the owner of a flat in Queen s Diamonds building, will go nowhere else in the world except for the squalid corner of Bombay she inhabits. Daily she comes across some dangerlok and with her cigarettes and mug of jungli tea she observes everything around her and dashes off letters brimming with the details of her life to David, an old flame now in America.
The ultimate anthology of Indian poetry from the Vedas to the present in all the major Indian languages These My Words is an anthology of magnificent breadth, ranging from Valmiki to Agha Shahid Ali, Aurobindo to Vikram Seth, Andal to Tagore, spanning Indian poetry in its myriad forms, styles and languages. The poems speak for themselves and to each other, as folk songs and tribal epics sit alongside classical Sanskrit and formal Tamil verse is a companion to contemporary Bengali or Dogri. There is Ghalib in praise of love, Tukaram on religious bigotry, Ksetrayya on divine love through the erotic, Gieve Patel on identity. In Eunice de Souza and Melanie Silgardo’s carefully curated selection, each poem illumines exquisitely the tradition of Indian poetry.
Rina Ferreira, middle-aged and single, lecturer in English literature, tentative poet, owner of two parrots and a flat in Queen’s Diamonds building. Daily she comes across some ‘dangerlok’: autorickshaw-walas who clog her lane; the neighbour who objects to the kept woman in the flat below hers; students who wonder if she has any friends; people who ask if she’s Indian. Fortified with cigarettes and junglee tea, Rina observes them all, and dashes off letters brimming with the details of her Bombay-life to an old flame who calls up to talk about his girlfriends when sober and to profess his love for her when drunk.
'Dangerlok' is the word coined by Rina Ferreira, middle-aged, single, lecturer of English, to cover all occasions, dangerous people, tiresome people, people she doesn't like. Rina lives in a squalid corner of Bombay and daily comes across some dangerlok. Yet she will live nowhere else in the world. Rina observes all around her and dashes off letters brimming with the details of her life to David, an old flame now in America. Funny, irreverent and sad, Dangerlok is the story of an urban life, with all its absurdities, loneliness and, of course, danger.
This wonderful new edition of Poems on the Underground is published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Underground in 2013. Here 230 poems old and new, romantic, comic and sublime explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, families, dreams, war, music and the seasons, and feature poets from Sappho to Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope, including Chaucer and Shakespeare, Milton, Blake and Shelley, Whitman and Dickinson, Yeats and Auden, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott and a host of younger poets. It includes a new foreword and over two dozen poems not included in previous anthologies.
Theory and Practice of Creativity Measurement explores important and fascinating topics related to the assessment of creativity. An introductory chapter provides an overview of numerous measures to assess the multiple dimensions of creativity and addresses the parameters to be considered when evaluating the quality of the available instruments, as well as the steps to be taken in their administration and interpretation. The next six chapters each describe an instrument designed to assess a variable related to creativity, such as obstacles to personal creativity, classroom climate for creativity, creativity in mathematics, and creativity strategies at the work setting. These instruments may be used in the school context or in the workplace for diagnostic purposes and for planning intervention strategies to facilitate the development and expression of the capacity to create. The book offers numerous insights that may be a source of inspiration for researchers in the area, unveiling new possibilities for research and promotion of creativity.