Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Narcopolis and poetic form

The poet Jeet Thayil's book Narcopolis has 2 geeky points of interest;

1) it mentions the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna in a very beautiful way

Hare Rama Hare Krishna .jpg

2) it has a couple of pages devoted to a complex rhyme scheme - that only a few poets have attempted in hundreds of years - if you buy it for those pages alone you will be rewarded.

But it is a great read and mentions the ghazal tradition too.

1 comment:

  1. This is not the book for the wishy washy airy fairy cup-o-chai bourgeoisie reader of Indian writing in English. This is for the connoisseur, one who knows the pipe and the tales of the smoke and mirrors of life. The journey into this Parnassus of quickened, heightened, multiplied consciousness in Narcopolis begins and ends in Bombay, with an exciting interlude in China and a mention of New York. It is a journey on the slow train of transgressions, living vicariously the vicissitudes of its inhabitants slipping djinn-like in and out of opiate tunnels of illumination. Dive in and discover the secrets of Dionysian harmonies.