Promise of Dawn is a treasure trove of compelling poems written with exemplary craftsmanship that has come to define Mitu’s work. Her poems transport the reader to the festivities and celebrations in her beloved home. Whether describing the significance and the intricate floral designs of ‘Henna’ or mourning the loss of her treasured dog Pixie, Mitu is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humour, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. This book is an eclectic oeuvre of seventy five poems that takes the reader on a journey that is fraught with a rollercoaster of emotions. These poems also capture the beauty, rituals and culture that define India. As specific events happen, the author puts pen to paper and produces these revealing and raw poems which will resonate with readers of any age. The anthology represents the full spectrum of aesthetic sensibilities-with varying styles, voices and themes.