Overview for Boats
Hemant Govind Joglekar's poetry is characterized by a delicate Iyricism, self-reflexive innocence, and freshness of imagery. These qualities made Boats instantly appealing to Marathi readers. The title poem won the Maharashtra Times poetry competition and the collection itself was awarded the Keshavsut Prize for the best poetry collection of the year 1982-1983. Joglekar was also selected as the poet of the decade by the editors of the anthology Kavita Dashakachi. This is the first complete English Translation of the original Marathi Book Hodyaa.
Hemant Govind Joglekar (Author)
Hemant Govind Joglekar has also published Maza Pana Behadda Namamatra Ghoda (1984), a collection of satrical prose and poetry.
Makarand Paranjape (Translator)
Makarand Paranjape is Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a student of modern Indian spiritual traditions. A poet, scholar, and critic, he is the author and editor of numerous books including Decolonization and Development: Hind Svaraj Revisioned and The Penguin Sri Aurobindo Reader.