MARYADA, a larger than life word, is second skin. In common parlance, it signifies right and freedom to dignity to respect, laced with limitations if at all. On the higher plane, it signifies Godlike qualities and has been equated with God himself Maryada Purushottam Ram ! As the owner of this name, I had the privilege to embrace the whole meaning and significance of this massive word. The right to self respect and dignity on the one hand and embracing self imposed limitations on the other. The formula I have absorbed to live that dignity. It never meant limitation in the narrow sense. Instead it the freedom thrust upon me to enlarge my Self to fit into the largesse of this word!
These poems evince the lyrical intonation and mastery of craftsmanship. There is no doubt that Maryada: In Rendition by Abha Maryada Banerjee will become a notable addition to the rich history of English and Hindi poetry. The poet has the knack of instilling in us lofty human feelings.
--Karunesh Agrawal, Cyberwit.net