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Book Title: Dharma Rasa|
The author of the book: Kuldip Gill
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 688 KB
Edition: Nightwood Editions
Date of issue: January 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780889711709
Read full description of the books Dharma Rasa:Rasa theory, part of Indian genre theory and Sanskritic poetics, describes an elaborate typology of nine essences or emotions, ranging from adbhuta (wonder) to raudra (fury) to karuna (sorrow) to santa (serentity). This first collection of poetry by Kuldip Gill is rich with these emotions.
Gill, a Sikh woman who immigrated to Canada in 1939, creates poems that open different worlds as they inform and fascinate. This is a poetics that intertwines English and Punjabi, life in Canada and life in India, past and present, myth and imagination. The reader is invited to accompany Gill as she reads the love letters her father wrote to her mother; travels to British Columbia on the CPR Steamship Empress of Japan; visits the streets of New Dehli and Benares; and relives her family's struggles and challenges as they try to make a home in a new land.
Lush and lyrical, powerful and evocative, Gill's words will sing to you long after you've finished her last poem.
Read information about the authorKuldip Gill was born in the Punjab, India in 1943. She immigrated to Canada as a child and grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.
After working in resource industries, she obtained an M.A. in social anthropology in 1982 from the University of British Columbia with a thesis entitled: A Canadian Sikh Wedding as a Cultural Performance. Her Ph.D., also at UBC was granted in 1988. Her thesis is entitled: Health Strategies of Indo-Fijian Women in the Context of Fiji.
Gill taught at UBC, Simon Fraser University and at Open Learning Canada in Burnaby, B.C. Her last book of poetry, Valley Sutra, was completed several months before her death in 2009.
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