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Karan Madhok translates Amrit Lal “Ishrat” Madhok - ANMLY

… Are we mere companions or did we flow into streams
from the fountains of heaven, something new? – let it be…

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GHAZALS BY AMRIT LAL “ISHRAT” MADHOK - The Literary Review

“…But why in a sher, you ask forthright?
First listen to what we cried in the sher…”

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"...But now, with the girl in her arms, the same space felt more claustrophobic than cozy. The girl was a wedge between them, a sharp piece of plastic building block that had no fit..."

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"... There is an annoying infinity to a good idea, and Dhiraj had good ideas all the time..."

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"...A sickle in his right, condenser coil in his left, and none of the desi daru down his throat, Bachan waits for Miss Rosie in her record room in the candlelight..."