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The Half-Inch Himalayas

Poems

Agha Shahid Ali

Publication Year: 1992

The Half-Inch Himalayas is a stellar collection of early work by the poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001). His most recent volumes of poetry are Rooms Are Never Finished and The Country Without a Post Office. He is also the editor of Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English.

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Contents

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Postcard from Kashmir

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pp. 1-4

I

A Lost Memory of Delhi

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pp. 5-6

A Dream of Glass Bangles

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pp. 7

Snowmen

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pp. 8

Cracked Portraits

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pp. 9-10

Story of a Silence

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pp. 11-12

Prayer Rug

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pp. 13-14

The Dacca Gauzes

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pp. 15-16

The Season of the Plains

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pp. 17-18

II

A Monsoon Note on Old Age

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pp. 21

A Butcher

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pp. 22-23

The Fate of the Astrologer Sitting on the Pavement Outside the Delhi Railway Station

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pp. 24

After Seeing Kozintsev's King Lear in Delhi

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pp. 25

Chandni Chowk, Delhi

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pp. 26

Cremation

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pp. 27

In Memory of Begum Akhtar

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pp. 28-29

Homage to Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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pp. 30-33

III

A Wrong Turn

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pp. 37

Vacating an Apartment

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pp. 38-39

The Previous Occupant

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pp. 40-41

Leaving Your City

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pp. 42-43

Philadelphia, 2:00 A.M.

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pp. 44

The Jogger on Riverside Drive, 5:00 A.M.

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pp. 45

Flight from Houston in January

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pp. 46-47

Stationery

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pp. 48

IV

Survivor

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pp. 51

I Dream It Is Afternoon When I Return to Delhi

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pp. 52-53

A Call

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pp. 54

The Tiger at 4:00 A.M.

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pp. 55

In the Mountains

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pp. 56

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Houses

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pp. 57


E-ISBN-13: 9780819571786
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819521316

Page Count: 64
Publication Year: 1992