"‘We live not only by our own thoughts formulated in isolation, but also by the ideas and phrases of others that resonate and move us' —Amartya Sen in the Foreword A Poem for CRY is a collection of the favourite poems of ninety-one famous Indians from around the globe. The sweep of contributors—politicians, writers, sportspersons, actors, industrialists and musicians—and the range of poems they have selected, some perennial favourites, others not-so-well-known, most in English, a few from Indian languages, make this an eclectic and stimulating collection. The poems are also a reflection of the ‘commitments and priorities' of the people who have chosen them. CRY (Child Rights and You) has always championed the cause of disadvantaged children in India. Avanti Maluste and Sudeep Doshi, inspired by their love for poetry and the need to make a positive difference in the lives of these children, worked for over two years to put this book together. Buying it, for yourself or to gift, allows you to support CRY and its important work for the underprivileged children of India."