Authored By: K.V.Raghupathi
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 120||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
This collection of short stories presents itself as a series of vignettes from the author's life, coursing through the tales and travails of people from various walks of life, unified by their universal human condition of sadness, hope, joy, fears and trials. From a single mother traversing through life's perils as she raises a differently abled son all by herself, to a scholar who finds his vocation via a series of unfortunate events, to even the love story of two dogs, each story is an act unto itself, presenting a slice of life that readers might find refreshingly and interestingly different from their own. Stories of valour, stories of joy and even surrealism, they all find their way in this book teeming with the pulsating nature of life in its various hues, as the author meditates upon topics as varied as technology, existentialism, superstition and courage.
K. V. Raghupathi writes in English. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist, book reviewer and critic. An Indian author best known for his poetry in English language. His poetry is rooted in the abundance of philosophy, nature, transcendentalism, imagery and social perspectives, and replete with similes, metaphors, personifications, apostrophe, irony, climax, anti-climax and full of rhetoric and symbols.More often he takes the readers on the spiritual exploration of radical philosophical thoughts which strongly speak through all the collections.
He began writing seriously in 1985.Since then he has published ten books in English Verse, two novels, and one collection of short stories, besides has edited seven critical books. His poems and short stories have appeared in various newspapers like The Hindu,The Statesman, Print journals and on-line journals.
He is a recipient of several awards that include Michael Madhusudhan Dutt Award, Kolkata in 2001, H.D.Thoreau Fellowship, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore in 2000, the best chosen poet for 2003, Poetry Society of India, New Delhi Poetry Chain, Mumbai, Life Time Achievement Award, Chennai Poetry Circle, Chennai in 2010, and Rock Pebbles National Award for creativity, 2014, Bhubaneswar.
A Ph.D. holder in English Literature, currently he is teaching in the Department of English Studies, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur.