The Magical Life of Inamorato

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Author: Inam Hussain Begg MullickA sample cover of the book: indigo coloured 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: 92
Year of Publication: 2021
Price: Rs 300
978-81-953583-5-9 (9788195358359)

About the Author
Born in 1985, Inam Hussain Begg Mullick is an award-winning poet, editor, photographer, composer, performance artiste and independent academic residing in Kolkata. Inam’s publications include Roses for the Madhouse (Cult of Beauty, 2010), Winter’s Electric Architecture (Hawakal Publishers, 2016), Freedom Raga 2020: 74 Poets Pay Tribute to the 74th Edition of India’s Independence (Exceller Books, 2020) coedited with Joie Bose, and The Kolkata Cadence: Contemporary Kolkata Poets (Hawakal Publishers, 2021) coedited with Jagari Mukherjee and Anindita Bose. Inam is the Nodal Officer, Poetry Paradigm, Poetry Editor, Erothanatos Journal and Founder-Editor, The Quiver Review. He writes the blog, The Inamorato Studio. He studied English at Jadavpur University. Inam also teaches creative writing and is a Tarot practitioner.


A Nocturne for Inamorata

For Jagari Mukherjee

Sky-mermaids yodel
to summer,
we are in
a marshy moment’s
your forests of ochre and ardour.

rose upon the hot desert and the dream-eyed camels,

Sandalphon guards
the children of a white summer,
Israfil’s song
in moondust mansions and mulberry
then our
dialogues in water.

“Among this scented tea
and wine,
let’s speak of love,
art and religious warfare.”

You ignore
the rumours
and navigate
through the hair of my history
with tender fingers—the pregnant dolphins of light.

I hiss at your nocturnal mouth’s solace,
we even breathe

Sample Reviews

Inam Hussain Begg Mullick’s delicately nuanced poetry never fails to make an impact. He explores the various emotions that flit in and out of every day life, mainly the emotional  entanglements that the inamorato inspires. The world has about it a plethora of dreams and enchantment that can be seen in fragments of nature and shards of sunlight. There is on occasion a self consciousness to the words and phrases that Inam inserts though that in itself lends a different style to his verse. His poetry has been making its presence felt for a fairly long time but time has added maturity to his style and subjects.”

~ Anjana Basu

It’s a surreal swirl of emotions induced by words beautifully flowing one to another to create an ambience of poignancy laced with thoughtfulness, that takes you to your core and far beyond, this magical book of poetry, leaving you breathless…”

~ Ipsita Ganguli

Inam Hussain Begg Mullick’s third book of poems The Magical Life of Inamorato is a fascinating postmodern collage of word-play that juxtaposes cultural metaphors among markets of poison and puzzles.”

~ Sanjukta Dasgupta

59 poems


Inam received the ‘International Excellence Award’ from Exceller Books in May, 2023. His main submission was The Magical Life of Inamorato.

Picture of the International Excellence Award won by Inam Hussain Mullick.