‘There is a mart of wizards. It has a story lane in it. The shopkeepers sit with small beautiful velvety bundles—black, silver, cherry, red, orange, blue, green and golden—each contains either a novel or a short story, or even a poem. Generally passers-by in this charmed alley are storytellers and poets.’ (The Journey Times, Anand Kumar)
The poet paints fantasy by strokes of pen. He is well known for his unusual, exotic images amongst contemporary Indian poets.
He is published in journals such as Creative Mind (New Delhi), Muse of Murmur (New Delhi) and The Screech Owl (Sussex, UK). His first collection of poems, Opium Den was lauded by the likes of Jayanta Mahapatra and Keshav Malik.
He is also a fiction writer. He has published a collection of short stories, The Journey Times and a novel, Flight of the Swans.
Anand Kumar studied medicine at the universities of Allahabad, Banaras and Hamburg. He chairs the department of Reproductive Biology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is recipient of several academic honours and awards, and also the coveted Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.