Unfinished Epistolary Biographies
by Sampurna Chattarji
My father died when I was sixteen
By sixteen I could have already had babies
for eight uncomprehending years.
I didn’t know, when it arrived,
that they called it the curse.
Issue 56 Number 2 November 2011
Cover: Shakuntala Kulkarni, Unsung Epics VI
6½ ft x 3½ ft, fabric, fabric paint, from her work ‘and when she roared the universe quaked’, 2008. With kind permission of the artist.