An introduction to the text by the author:

“A windy seashell/ Murmurs in the sand’s ears/ Slowly the secret”

After shoveling through my poetry to establish a title, reading and re-reading it in order to find a singular connection between the several poems, I found reflective links. These are the links that emerge when one reflects. They are the general small truths that are most common to me and somehow find their way into my poetry. These are like the links between the shifting rays of the sun (streaming in effortlessly) and the window. The window is an opening that allows sight and wind. It is visual, olfactory and kinesthetic. The window creates reflex, reaction, but also response. One can actually stand at the window and perceive. Sensation is the first effect but perception is a leap that comes thereafter when one has been standing there for some time. The window and the sun are not static and are forever changing. They have a history and future. They both look on and what they look on changes. The shifting and the waning face of a setting sun collaborates with the dark and hidden concreteness of an inward night that readily allows penetration but allows expression to come only in a veiled or camouflaged form. This book’s poetry is a chameleon of sorts—a multi-pigmented being, a cold hibernating organism, clinging to wood and leaf till it is itself no more and changes—a geo-morph and climato-morph. Biology and geography come synched through paint and pigment.


My poetry is featured in this upcoming anthology of contemporary Indian poetry in English. 

"The Dance of the Peacock, focused as it is on poetry in English by Indians and diasporic Indians, is also a celebration of diversity. This anthology is a brave attempt to capture something of the Indian English global poetry scene at this moment in time. It does not pretend to be a comprehensive collection; rather it is a genuine and rewarding sampler for the reader who would like an introduction to its riches. Dr. Debjani Chatterjee, MBE Sheffield, UK Editor of the renowned poetry collections, The Redbeck Anthology of British South Asian Poetry (Redbeck Press) and Masala: Poems from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Macmillan) The Dance of the Peacock is a diverse collection of contemporary English poetry from Indian. The 151 poets represented in this book hail from the many different states of India as well as from the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. The poets between these covers range in age from 15 to 92. It is rare that one will find a more diverse collection of poets representing Indo-English poetry."



"This book is a casing of love and its histories with verse and philosophy.
A play of wild blooms amidst the organization of life, poetry in this book takes a break from the historical events of life and focuses on the anecdotal. It is sharp, impulsive and reflexive. The poet enters the world, walks to its other end and records what she sees journeying from an abyss to an Eden."

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                                                             THE COVER SAYS "..."

                                                             Windows to the Ocean is a prolific exhibition of elemental
truths through the minuscule- the last sip left in a cup, a moth in the botanist’s verandah, a window that is actually a painting. The recording of these is urgent, compelling and vibrant. Her understanding of herself as a human is foremost in this collection, and the womanliness peeps in through the sensibility in her poetry. The poet speaks to our inward prophetic voice.

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My first collection of poetry... Remains a fond memory, a heralding into familiar ways; this is when I took up poetry seriously. A largely experimental collection, completed when I came of age; nevertheless, it has recorded the beginnings of an enthusiasm.



"Waiting for the Festival of Lights" in Straylight Magazine

"Mother" in All We Can Hold- an anthology of poems on motherhood.

"Unearthing" as an online feature- Kitaab Magazine (September, 2016)

"Unearthing" in Pantheon Magazine, Winter, 2016 issue

"An Epileptic Remembers" in TAJ MAHAL REVIEW VOL. 14 


"Secret" in Phantom Drift issue 5

"Happiness in Shades of Grey" in Dali's Love Child

"Interview- Coffee with the Poets with Mohineet Kaur Boparai"- Verbal Art

"How You Found Me" and "Man Eater at Our Table" in Zymbol Magazine issue 4 

"Interview- Mohineet Kaur Boparai: India's Rising Star" in Zymbol Magazine 

"Nostalgia" in Nether Magazine 

"Feet" in Pilgrimage Magazine 

"Mouth" in Boschcombe Revolution

"Blindness" in Lindenwood Review issue 4 

"Reading the First Love Letter" Taj Mahal Review 


"Sighting Summers" "The Perfume Box" and "The Night of the Heroes" in South Asian Ensemble. (2011)

Papers in Journals and Chapters in Books

----"Arousing Negritude: 'The Primitive' and Some Other Poems by Don L. Lee"- The Atlantic Critical Review.

----"Living in Bordered Lands: A Layering of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake"- The Atlantic Literary Review

----"Freedom as Paradise in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Paradise"- Contemporary Discourse

----"Dostoevsky's 'The Grand Inquisitor': A Stark Meditation on Discourse"- The Atlantic Literary Review

----"Black is Valid: Toni Morrison's Beloved as a Statement on Black Identity"- Studies in Literature in English Volume XVII.

----"Recounting the Memories of Slavery and its Oblivion in Toni Morrison's Beloved"- Problematics on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature.

Papers in Conferences

----"Literary Perspectives on the Domination of Nature: Exploring the Hidden Causes of Climate Change"- at Second International Conference on Climate Change- Impacts and Responses.
----"Floating in Space in a Spaceship: Wislawa Szymborska as a Prophet in The End and the Beginning"- at Prophetic Visions and Voices in Poetry: Writing Self and the World.
----"Recounting the Memories of Slavery and its Oblivion in Toni Morrison's Beloved"- at International Seminar on Ethnicity, Identity and Literature.
----Power Structures and Mnemonic Reactions in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Desertion- at New Paradigms in Fiction/Non-Fiction: Exploring Alterity and Tradition

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