Jeet Thayil was nearly born in the middle of the Muhattapuzha River. The current has kept him ever since. (‘Who among us will escape the. As starlight, as ash or rain, as a smear on the moon, as a tree, say a champakali, as a leaf or a man impersonating a leaf torn into shreds and fed to the . Chitra said: These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each Jeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.

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I found myself shocked and stunned in places and smiling with pleasure in others.

It is made available here without charge for personal use only. He was surrounded by an iconography of blond, blue-eyed saints.

Jeet Thayil

Samir rated it really liked it Jan 22, The grids belong to you. Strange, oh strange to wake up where the beached whale skims the sodden sand. The thousands of pieces of indifferent or bad journalism do not count since I wrote them for money.


Order by newest oldest recommendations. First published in Beyond Books, The Statesman. Ghazals and Sonnets and prose poetry. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Who’s Who of Indian Wiriters”. It’s a dream stolen from a poem called “The Day Lady Died” but that doesn’t make it any less strange.

Jeet Thayil – Jeet Thayil Poems – Poem Hunter

A close observation of the contemporary thayi scenario in India reveals two distinct categories of books. I wanted to honour the people I knew in the opium dens, the marginalised, the addicted and deranged, people who are routinely called the lowest of the low; and I wanted to make some record tayil a world that no longer exists, except within the pages of a book. Srecko Kosovel rated it did not like it Aug 19, No one escapes your influence.

Soon the sun will do the same, arise and bow. A mountain moves and nobody notices. Pavani rated it tyayil it Sep 17, There’s a red whisky tone on her skin and she seems to have nodded out standing, though you can’t be sure because cat’s eye sunglasses are obscuring her eyes.

There is a moving section on the poet Imtiaz Dharkerwho first published the year-old Thayil in the Indian magazine Debonair.


Time, once a friend, is now the enemy. The world is old and set in its ways, and K. The current has kept him ever since.


There is nothing I could tell him that would change his mind. Nichts Gemeinsames haben sie: Sachin Prabhu rated it really liked it Oct 13, I fold my hands, press your blessings to my head.

Retrieved 27 January It was a colossal waste. Arindam Mallick rated it it was ok Jan 02, From his debut jete Gemini in to his last volume These Errors Are Correct inJeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.

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This excerpt has been published with permission from Aleph Book Company. Sahitya Akademi Award for English. Eve Pritchett rated it really liked it Feb 13,