I am grateful
to Neeraj for the sketch that has caught the spirit of the poem ‘Plaint
to Kheerbhawani’ and to Anil Nakhasi for his two pencil drawings included
in this book. They are from the new generation of promising Pandit artists
My blessings and love to my daughter Renuka,
my younger brother Surrinder and his daughter Tara for typesetting the
poems in their personal computers.