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Born in February 4, 1949 / Died in December 8, 2001 / India / Hindi


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  • Bone-Sculpture, Writers Workshop (Calcutta, India), 1972.
  • In Memory of Begum Akhtar and Other Poems, Writers Workshop (Calcutta, India), 1979.
  • The Half-Inch Himalayas, Wesleyan University Press (Middletown, CT), 1987.
  • A Walk Through the Yellow Pages, Sun/Gemini Press (Tucson, AZ), 1987.
  • A Nostalgist’s Map of America, Norton (New York, NY), 1991.
  • The Beloved Witness: Selected Poems, Viking Penguin (New Delhi, India), 1992.
  • The Country Without a Post Office, Norton (New York, NY), 1997.
  • Rooms Are Never Finished, Norton (New York, NY), 2001.
  • Call me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals, Norton (New York, NY), 2003.
  • The Veiled Suite: Collected Poems, Norton (New York, NY), 2009.


  • T.S. Eliot as Editor, University of Michigan Research Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 1986.
  • (Translator) The Rebel’s Silhouette: Selected Poems, by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Peregrine Smith (Salt Lake City, UT), 1992.
  • (Editor) Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English, afterword by Sara Suleri Goodyear, University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 2000.