The Songs from the Hills

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Author: Charanjeet KaurWP_20160324_16_39_49_Pro
Pages: 96
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: Rs 200
978-93-5045-113-7 (9789350451137)

About the Author:
Charanjeet Kaur has been a UGC Associate at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and retired as Head of the Department of English and I/C Principal of Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Ulhasnagar.  As an academician, her areas of interest include Indian literatures in English and translation, women’s studies, Gandhian studies, literary criticism and cinema studies, on which she has contributed research articles to scholarly journals. Her poems have been published in Chandrabhaga, Manushi, Kavya Bharati, Conifers Call, and Hans India and her short stories in Manushi and New Quest.  At present, she is the Chief Editor of Muse India – the literary ejournal ( This is Charanjeet Kaur’s second poetry collection. Her first book, Mirror Image and Other Poems was also published by WRITERS WORKSHOP, India, in 2009. 


A Song from the Hills (I)

Some day
You may hold the packaged hills in your palm:
Open the box if you care…
For the icy winds that touch
the sprinkled houses
On the slopes,
The dark tall trees
that probe into the depths of the earth,
The flowers awash in colours
deeper than the clouds,
The monkeys who stare with sad, inquisitive eyes,
The silence,
nestling in the valleys,
and long winding roads
that  seem to lose themselves
as if in the labyrinths of the mind…
interspersed with what you never asked for…

All this lies nascent in it:
Unfold it –
if you will;
or let it live buried forever
in the spiralling, endless roads
over here…

60 poems spread across 5 sections

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