Pluto by Gulzar

Pluto is a collection of Short Poems, created out of small little moments and emotions like the planet itself. Gulzar sahib has crafted these little poems in such a serene manner that you end up expecting living more into the immensely beautiful world of these short poems. With each poem, you feel like seeing new short worlds through the poems. Penned by Gulzar sahib and translated by Nirupama Dutt, the book doesn’t seem unfamiliar to Gulzar lovers. Each poem is translated in such a beautiful manner that you feel as if Gulzar sahib’s grave voice is landing on your ear drums. The certain feel and warmth known to only Gulzar sahib verses echo from the translated poems too. Though, translation misses nuances. But it’s treat to poetry lovers who lacks knowledge of Urdu.  On the cover, Gulzar Sahib’s name is in top font with italics touch that gives a poetic feel to the cover. The descending of fonts continues with book name ‘Pluto’ then translator’s name in smallest font. When you get inside, you find all the poems placed in the bottom left corner of each page with whole page left blank. It makes them look small. The thing that breaths life in these pages is Gulzar sahib sketches. If you love poetry then it is a must have book for you because the way Gulzar Sahib has captured beauty and ugliness of life no one else has done. He talks about first sight of love with same freshness & simplicity as he does to the demise of his lover.

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