"Hauz-i-Khas," has been published previously, first in a pamphlet called "Afro-Asian Perspectives" and then in "Delhi London Poetry Quarterly" (1989); "Walls" appeared in "Debonair" (February 1990). "Getting Outside Patriarchy" and "The Second Time is the Best" in "Poetry Chronicle" (March-April 1990); and "Treadmill" in "The Indian P.E.N."(April-June 1990). Grateful acknowledgements are made to the editors for allowing me to reprint the poems.

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