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Leaping the Liliac Sun launched

After a successful launch of poetry / art book, ‘A Slow Train to Gwalior’, Amitabh Mitra brings you yet another extravaganza of art and poetry in his latest book, ‘Leaping the Liliac Sun’. The book was simultaneously launched at New Delhi and East London today. A coffee table book printed on premium paper, this book is a reflection of contemporary South African Poetry and is a proof of Amitabh Mitra’s close interest in fusion of art with poetry. This book is priced at Rand 700 including postage. Any enquiry to Amitabh at

drawing suns
near her breast
where the liliacs are
the word
of strange blind men

Pritish Nandy
Riding the Midnight River





Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">De Waal</a>
    De Waal
    September 30th, 2009 @12:09 #

    It's wonderful to see the launch of a book like this, Amitabh! I wish you great success and happiness with it. May your poetry prosper :)

    DE Waal

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    September 30th, 2009 @14:23 #

    A million thanks Mr. De Waal
    I am grateful

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    September 30th, 2009 @15:28 #

    It looks absolutely beautiful, Amitabh. Please forgive me for being so churlish as to enquire whether the spelling of "liliac" is deliberate? To me it looks like it should be "lilac"? Sorry, I can't help myself.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    September 30th, 2009 @18:47 #

    Many thanks Helen
    I write,I draw, I create all because of best wishes and love from members
    You are absolutely right.
    The Liliac spelling is deliberate as it has been used sparingly but conveys the same illusion

    I remember you
    when you unbuttoned a row of eycalyptus
    and a rush of liliac worms breathed in your eyes.....


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