When a few months ago I had the chance to come across the poetry of Margaret Chatterjee (The Sandalwood Tree) I was so deeply impressed, not only by her talent and skill as a poetess but also by her grasp of the various contemporary social and ageless philosophical problems reflected in her verses, that I made a point to meet her in person and find out more about her.
Well, Margaret Chatterjee was not a new comer in the realm of Letters in India; but then I was!
Holding a chair of philosophy for twenty years in Delhi University, she had given her country and the world at large, several scholarly books dealing with matters of her professional field of interest and was also well known and appreciated as an important contemporary poetess, whose verses were repeatedly published and applauded, not only in English but also in Bengali translations.
A multi-talented personality indeed; a human being with a brilliant mind and a warm heart.
Her newest collection The Sound of Wings includes some poems, already published in previous collections and many others which are part of a more recent crop from the rich fields of her heart.