"Images of India, convincingly realistic, proliferate in these poems. We confront a variety of attitudes and values, which add up to a distinct personality and voice. There is no compromise with romantic urges. The inner search and its poetic expression are appropriately related; rough, sharp, ironic sometimes, and always serious."
"This is finely crafted poetry which yet astonishes with its fierce scatological energy."
Raj Rao teaches at the University of Poona. He is also a playwright, short story writer and critic.