Iron Poems

The sheer strength of purpose that Irom Sarmila has displayed over the past ten or more years since she stopped eating is enough to earn her the admiration of many people. Zubaan Books brings out a collection of her poems, Fragrance of Peace, translated from Meiteilon to English.

This slender volume of 56 pages is published on the tenth anniversary of Sarmila's hunger fast for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically "sensitive" or "disturbed". All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards supporting Sarmila's campaign.

In Poetry, 56 pages, Rs 125, ISBN: 978818988491