Fault Lines

Published works


  • Stone Roots (New Delhi, (1980)
  • House of a Thousand Doors (1988)
  • The Storm: A Poem in Five Parts (Short Work Series) (1989)
  • Night-Scene: The Garden (Short Work Series) (1992)
  • River and Bridge (1995/ 1996)
  • Illiterate Heart (2002)
  • Raw Silk (2004)
  • Quickly Changing River ( 2008)
  • "Birthplace with Buried Stones" (2013)

Poetry and essays

  • The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience (1996)
  • Poetics of Dislocation (University of Michigan Press, 2009)



  • Nampally Road (1991/2013)
  • Manhattan Music (1997)


  • Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley (1989)
  • The Poetic Self: Towards a Phenomenology of Romanticism (1979)

Prefaces and introductory notes

  • Foreword to Indian Love Poems (Everyman’s Library/Knopf, 2005)
  • 'Buried Voices': Preface to Cast Me Out If You Will!: Stories and Memoir Pieces by Lalithambika Antherjanam (New York: Feminist Press, 1998)
  • 'Bodily Inventions: A Note on the Poems' Guest Poetry Editor to 'The Body' -- Special Issue of The Asian Pacific American Journal vol.5 no.1, spring/summer 1996
  • 'Translating Violence' Foreword to Blood into Ink, Twentieth Century South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War, eds. Miriam Cooke and Roshni Rustomji-Kerns ( Boulder: Westview Press, Spring 1994)
  • Introduction to Truth Tales : Stories by Contemporary Indian Women Writers (New York: Feminist Press, Fall 1990) Editors Choice of Publishers Weekly, 1990

Edited works

  • Indian Love Poems (2005)

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