Sharmila Ray

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Sharmila Ray went to Presidency College and Calcutta University where she majored in History did her Ph.D. on Durga and governance and subsequently joined City College, Kolkata under Calcutta University where she is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History. She writes in English and has authored six books of poetry; Earth Me And You (Granthalaya, Kolkata 1996) , A Day With ... more »

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Past Tense


I just can’t concentrate so I decided to write to you. It’s queer I can’t get you on the line and I am afraid to sms you.. I don’t even know when you will read this. I feel in my being a razor sharp pain but I can’t define it. Only I know it’s a kind of silence, creeping in upon me, a vast ocean which has lost its blue. I am looking at the books you have given me. I am looking how you have addressed me, my name written in that bold scrawl, in fact, I am looking at you. I desire you but the moment I finish typing my desire is already a past tense.

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