The Mystic and The Lyric: Four Women Poets from Kashmir

01 June 2019

Introduced and Translated by Neerja Mattoo

Neerja Mattoo draws together the work of four women poets: Lalded, Habba Khatun, Rupa Bhavani and Arnimal, who wrote in different periods in the history of Kashmir, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and became household names in the region. Alongside translations of their poetry, Mattoo provides a history of the oral and literary traditions they fit into and the themes they explore, such as loneliness and spiritual quests.

Zubaan, 252 pages, Rs 450