Published by Arnold Heinemann, New Delhi India, 1985
Paperback. Condition: Very Good+. Abu Abraham (illustrator). First Edition. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann India, 1985 - First Edition - Very Good+ paperback - 8.5" tall - author caricature on rear cover by Abu Abraham - b/w ills featuring 10 Hindu and Buddhist syllables calligraphed by Japanese monks, courtesy archives of Lokesh Chandra - minor corner wear, otherwise tight, clean, no markings - poems - 48 pages. Second book of poetry by librarian, editor, writers workshop director, H.K. Kaul.
Published by Arnold-Heinmann Publishers (India), New Delhi, India, 1985
First Edition Signed
Trade paperback. Condition: Very good. Abu Abraham (illustrator). Presumed First Edition, First printing. 70,  pages. Cover has slight wear and soiling. author caricature on rear cover by Abu Abraham. Illustrations (b/w ills featuring 10 Hindu and Buddhist syllables calligraphed by Japanese monks, courtesy archives of Lokesh Chandra). Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads: To Gail M. Wadsworth with regards and admiration. H. K. Kaul. H K. Kaul was the Librarian at the India International Center, New Delhi. He was also the editor of Indian Author and the Secretary-General of the Poetry Society, New Delhi. He was the author of a number of literary, travel and bibliographical works. This is the author's s second book of poems. The author's poems reveal his poetic and passionate responses to environment. Poems on social life, women, mystic experiences and world situations express his intense feelings for the world around him. The bazaar scenes, problems of the old, sick, poor, the prosperous and the cruel, and the play of nature are depicted in detail with flashes of surprise and satire. A section reveals his sufferings and hard life and the moments of great calm and peace. Poems on mystic experiences and desire for the unknown form yet one more section. At the same time, the author's poetry is attractive and full of forceful images. At the same time, his poetry is attractive and full of forceful images. Kaul instituted the All-India Poetry Competition in 1988. Kaul died of COVID at the age of 79 in 2020. Among the poems are ones entitled: The Crazy Wheels, The Victims, The Graceful Radiance, The Dance of Shiva, Global Customs, and The Kumari's Feet.