While commenting on The Earthen Flute, Lorna Dee Cervantes, who is “probably the best Chicana poet active today,” wrote, “”Prayers carry lives within” as do these luminous and varied poems: some, brief as a firefly’s single pulse from the darkness, some, brightly lit as the long bridge between cultures. In these poems “an enormous God steps in” and reveals. The world is multi-valenced, multifaceted and multi-layered. “Live in the layers,” another poet, Stanley Kunitz, advises us. These poems dwell a language beyond the many borders of languages. Something else speaks: Truth—of the known, the unknown and the unknowable. “A wonderful world opens up deep inside.” You owe it to yourself to read these poems right now, not so much as to get out of your “self” as to come inside. Just as the old maps of the new “India” would label the margins, “There Be Demons Here” within these pages of Kiriti Sengupta: Here Lives The Angelic, right here on this “Earth…where I wish to live.””The Earthen Flute was formally launched in Calcutta by Sanjukta Dasgupta and Sharmila Ray on February 21, 2016.