Arundhathi Subramaniam

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Arundhathi Subramaniam is a poet and writer and on spirituality and culture. She has worked over the years as poetry editor, curator, and journalist on literature, classical dance and theatre. She divides her time between Bombay and a yoga centre in Coimbatore.

Arundhathi Subramaniam is the author of three books of poems: most recently Where I L ...

Arundhathi Subramaniam Poems


May things stay the way they are
in the simplest place you know.

To The Welsh Critic Who Doesn'T Find Me Identifiably Indian

You believe you know me,
wide-eyed Eng Lit type
from a sun-scalded colony,
reading my Keats – or is it yours –

5:46, Andheri Local

In the women's compartment
of a Bombay local
we seek
no personal epiphanies.


It’s taken time
to realise
no one survives.
Not even the ordinary.


Give me a home
that isn't mine,
where I can slip in and out of rooms
without a trace,

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