“The central theme of the poems contained in this book is humanity. They speak about the ills – superstitions, social stratification, etc. – inherited from the past. They manifest the gloom of the present-day world, the craving for peace, and sometimes call for total demolition to set the stage for the birth of a new world order – a warless, peaceful world. In the Indian context, the poems advocate logical, rational, and scientific approaches to issues. The poems stress upon equality, justice, and fraternity to bring about the desired changes.
Poems like ‘Night Falls’ and ‘Platform’ paint the picture of metro city life and the impact of urbanisation on rural and tribal areas. The poet’s fascination for ruins is reflected in some poems. It is more the mystique surrealism than the history of ruins that impresses him. The poems on nature are not the photographic narration of beauty. They contain harsh realities of the nature too, as in the poem, ‘Over Bhuj on Twelfth February’. ‘Silently She Burns’ and ‘Home Coming’ express the most delicate emotions of the human heart.”
"The author was born in Ujjain in 1941, and received his education from Madhav College, Ujjain, and Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Bombay. He writes in both Hindi and English. His first poem was published in 1956. He further published 11 collections of poetry and a travelogue in Hindi. He is the co-author of ‘The Duet,’ an English poetry collection.
The author's books have won national-level awards. His poems have been translated into Japanese, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Odia, and have been published in ‘Indian Literature’, ‘Voice of Kolkata’, Bridge-In-Making’, ‘Chandrabhaga’, ‘Indo-Asian Literature’, ‘The Word Plus’, ‘Triveni’, ‘Pratibha India’, ‘Skylark’ and other journals.
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