A page from The Folio, showing a dusty Indian construction worker and the poem Deccan
Deccan, as printed in Folio

Deccan has been previously published in the Bombay Poetry Circle’s journal Poiesis (Winter 1993 / Summer 1994) in Folio, the literary monthly of The Hindu, and in Reasons For Belonging: Fourteen Contemporary Indian Poets, Penguin India (ed. Ranjit Hoskote). © Gavin Barrett