Green Poems is an anthology of poems written by Gulzar, one of the country’s best-loved poets. The poems are translated into English by Pavan K. Varma.
Summary of the Book
If you are one of those who are always entranced by the vibrant cadences of Gulzar’s poetry and longed to comprehend and appreciate its subtle nuances, here is a book that presents his poems in English. His poems on nature in this anthology will leave you thinking about the wonderful possibilities that nature has to offer a poet. Gulzar’s poems leave you profoundly impacted, shaping up your outlook on the most mundane events and quiet miracles that occur in nature every day. If the puzzling truces of his original Urdu and Hindi poems left you unsettled, Green Poems will bring them all to you in English, leaving you as enchanted by the man’s sublime thoughts as ever.
Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known as Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and movie director. He was born on August 18th, 1936. His works of poetry have been considered among the best works of all times. He is best known as the lyricist behind the song Jai Ho and for writing: Dhuan, Half a Rupee Stories, Kharashein, Autumn Moon and Kuchh Aur Nazmein. Gulzar shared an Academy Award with A. R. Rahman for his song Jai Ho. The song also won them the Grammy Award. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Sahitya Akademi Award for his contributions towards the arts.
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