The Great Indian City Life - Poetic Postcards of Joy, Anguish and Hope

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The Great Indian City Life is a tribute to the spirit of urbanity and all that it encompasses, the one that has evolved through history to its contemporary fabric. The city is primarily its people and must therefore be a place that fulfils aspirations of work, living and a better quality of life for its inhabitants. The Indian city is marked with great contrasts and diversities that generate both optimism and pessimism, hope and despair, fragility and resilience, inclusion and exclusion, love and hate and innumerable sentiments. Each of the poetic composition herein, walks the reader through the complex urban maze, unforgettable encounters with the city and the self, a roller coaster ride through the experiences and emotions of urban living. Perhaps many of the poem sinter weave a tale of one’s own!! The embedded character of tenacity of the Indian city comes alive as one meets its people, experiences its array of services and activities, travels through its vehicular mesh, connects to its morphological heartbeat and envisions its future! Our relationship with the city is far deeper than we apprehend and through this book, the author wishes to invoke emotions of both joy and anguish. Joy, so that the Indian city with a never say die attitude can be felicitated and celebrated. Anguish, so that the wave of emotional upsurge from the darkness of the city’s under belly can generate sensitivity amongst its residents and become a force that can forge a change, the one that steers the city towards a future of egalitarianism, compassion and above all, an exquisite piece of living art and expression.

About the Author: Kiran Sandhu is a poet and illustrator who wields the pen, largely writing about self transformation, emotional well being and spiritual growth. Her debut poetry book, “Celestial Descent, Poetry for and from the Soul’ is about connecting with the self and beyond. ‘The Great Indian City Life’ is her second venture. The Book is set in the backdrop of her professional engagement as an academic with Indian Urbanism and is a passionate rendezvous with the Indian City, delving deep into its character and baring its soul. Kiran is based in the Holy city of Amritsar and shuffles between India and Romania, her second home, being married to a Romanian Citizen.

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
  • Author: Kiran Sandhu
  • ISBN-13: 9781636405100
  • Product Dimensions:  5.5 x 1 x 8.5 Inches

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