Roberts Creek, B.C.: Nightwood Editions, 1999.
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
Rasa theory, part of Indian genre theory and Sanskritic poetics, describes an elaborate typology of nine essences or emotions, ranging from adbhuta (wonder) to raudra (fury) to karuna (sorrow) to santa (serenity). This first collection of poetry by Kuldip Gill is rich with these emotions.
… This is a poetics that intertwines English and Punjabi, life in Canada and life in India, past and present, myth and imagination. …
Awards and Honours
2000 BC Book Award (Winner)