Harper Collins India x The Alipore Post: Arundhathi Subramaniam

Updated: Jun 9, 2020



This is part of an ongoing collaboration with Harper Collins India to get people to read more poetry.Their editors believe that poetry is medicine, magic and so much more. I share this sentiment. I’ve picked five poets from their new special edition #Harper10 series, which highlights the best contemporary poetry from India and the subcontinent.


Every Sunday of May, 2020, I’ll be sharing three poems from a poet I love. Today’s poems are selected from When God Is A Traveller by Arundhathi Subramaniam. These are poems of wonder and precarious elation, and all the roadblocks and rewards on the long dangerous route to recovering what it is to be alive and human.