Cities of Being

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Author: Harpreet KathuriaA sample cover of the book: midnight-blue handloom sari with gold embossed nameplate and lettering for the title and author's name. The border of the sari lines the right hand margin of the cover.
Pages: 88
Year of Publication: 2024
Price: Rs 400
978-81-968192-8-6 (9788196819286)

About the Author

Harpreet Kathuria is Assistant Professor of English in Government College for Girls, Patiala. She holds a B.A. in School Honours in English and was a university medallist for the M.A. in English. Her poems have appeared in national and international journals. She is pursuing doctoral research on urban human geography from the Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala.



Night whisks away the stars
like a police van
frisking people away
on curfew nights
and there is no moon
darkness combs its daughter’s hair
from edge to edge
whistling a mourner’s tune
the wings of the fan overhead
flipping flap
as if choked
and there is no wind
over the floor     flip-flops burn
in the iridescence of heat
but there is some solace
beneath the dying slow fan
besides where else do I go?


63 poems

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