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Table of Contents

PART I
SRINGARA RASA (Eros)
Love Letters - Canada to India, 1930s
Oud Ja Kayla Kauva (Fly Away Black Crow)
My Eyes Hurt When You're Not Here
The Dream Train
Love Song
Kildeer's Dance

KARUNA RASA (Sorrow)
Sumarian
I.Hand to Hand to Hand: Would Theirs Be a Life to Disregard?
II.Death's Messenger
III.After Death - Love Letters
Identities: Heart and Soul

ADBHUTA RASA (Wonder)
Sonja Beti
Travelling Through the Borderlands
Trans-Pacific Ships: The Empress of Japan
Have You Seen the Rain in Kerala?

RAUDRA RASA (Fury)
Attar of Roses and Almonds - Queensborough, 1940
My Mother's Ladner Farmhouse Kitchen
Indian Miniatures: Zenana Lady and Falcon-gentle

BIBHATS RASA (The gruesome)
Village Girls in Rajasthan
The Kashmiri Carpet Weaver's Son
Benares: Two-Wheeled Carts
The Stone-Carrier Woman - New Delhi
Murmurs of Murder: She Crossed the Kala Pani
Your First Mother
A Lobotomy

VIRA RASA (The heroic)
Homelands - India, 1972
The India Chest
Shoes
The Candy Man
Hay Beds and Brick Chulas, 1914-1915

BHAYANKA RASA (The timorous)
My Mother's India and the Queensborough Kitchens
The Old Abbotsford Temple: A Child's Queries About the Pictures
The Old Abbotsford Temple: A Young Woman Reflects on the Bhog

SANTA RASA (Serenity)
The Cart
Sanctuary
Blue Heron - Ruskin, BC

HASYA RASA (The Comic)
ESL Dialogue: Two Voices
Dissembled
Sikh Women's Dress Code - Queensborough, 1941-1947
Sikh Men's Dress Code - Queensborough, 1941-1947
Scorpion
A Very Properly Killed Chicken

PART II
KULDIP KE DIVAN: GHAZALS
Ghazal I
Ghazal II
Ghazal III
Ghazal IV
Ghazal V

Glossary
Notes on the Text
Acknowledgements