Over and Under Ground in Paris & Mumbai

01 March 2019

Karthika Nair, Sampurna Chattarji, Roshni Vyam and Joëlle Jolivet

Two women poets from Mumbai and Paris, who met in 2016, decided to exchange reflections on modes of travel in their cities—specifically, the Mumbai local and the Paris metro. Vyam and Jolivet, the artists involved, travelled respectively to France and India and drew their interpretations of the two cities. The result is a beautifully illustrated and quirky book of collaborative poetry, which looks at how commuting on local rail networks is integral to metropolitan life.

Westland Amazon/Context, 199 pages, Rs799