This book takes its title from a quotation by Mahatma Gandhi: “There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. Mere variations on the theme of conflict will never get us where we want to go. We must take an evolutionary leap into a new way of being.” ISBN: 1844130193 Publisher: RIDER BOOKS
Taufiq Rafat is acknowledged as the finest Pakistani poet writing in English. He was born in Sialkot in 1927. Educated in Derra Dun, Aligarh and Lahore, he has been writing English verse for the past 45 years. His work has featured in three Oxford University Press collections of Pakistani English poetry, First Voices (1964), Pieces of Eight (1970), Wordfall (1976) and has been anthologised widely abroad in such publications as Poems of the Commonwealth, and Mentor’s Modem Asian Literature. His poems have been set in second-ary schools and College English courses in Africa, Australia and the United States, as well as in the intermediate English syllabi in the Punjab and Sind Universities in Pakistan.
His recent books include English verse renditions of the celebrated Punjabi poets Bulleh Shah and Qadir Yar’s Puran Bhagat; both volumes have received acclaim at home and abroad. He is now work-ing on a fourth book Lullabies of the Punjab, and is also in the pro-cess of writing his first novel in English.
This book brings us to 1978, and will be followed in due course by another volume called: Half Moon Poems 1979 — 1984.