Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Other Parsi Stuff | 0 comments

Fire AltarKeki Daruwalla, the famous Zoroastrian Author, Poet and Policeman, Former Zoroastrian Representative on the National Minorities Commission of India, is making a rare appearance in the U.K for a Poetry Reading from his Zoroastrian themed new book Fire Altar: Poems on the Persians and the Greeks.

These poems have been published in some of the very best Literary Magazines of the world – like Poetry Review London, Jerusalem Review, Ambit, The Southern Review (Australia).

These are poems sited in an era 2,500 years ago. The book was launched at the World Zoroastrian Congress in Bombay (2013).

Keki Daruwalla is the winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) in 1987 for his volume Landscapes.

Fire Altar contains poems on Cyrus, Cambyses, Jamshed, Cyrus meeting the Jews,”Euphrates Sonnets”, and many more historically interesting interpretations of a time long past, which resonates in our world today.

The reading is at Nehru Centre , 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF at 6 PM on Friday 28th November. Daruwalla will also read from his novel “For Pepper and Christ (Penguin), which was short-listed for the Commonwealth fiction prize (UK and Asia) in 2010.

This article is a web version of an invitation to the event, received from Malcolm M Deboo, President – ZTFE.

To read an interview with Keki Daruwalla, and review of the book by Gargi Gupta, in DNA, please click here.

To buy Fire Altar online via Amazon.in >> please click here <<

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