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Anyway, Carry Your Shell

Subtitle: Selected Poems – Old and New

Authored By: J. Bhagyalakshmi

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352075737

Year of Publication: 2017

Pages: 106

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 206.50

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About the Book


I liked your thoughts in ‘Memory’. I have gone through your beautiful work, a knock at the door. In that I liked the poem ‘Traveller’.

- A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Poet, Former President of India.


Bhagyalakshmi, like Blake, sees the world in a grain of sand and Eternity in an hour. Great thoughts brim her verses.

- Dr. Krishna Srinivas,Padmabhushan, President, World Poetry.

The content of Dr. Bhagyalakshmi’s verses is in this that she grapples with world within...

At this point the perennial merges with the personal, the transient rises into a rounded realization.

- Mr. Keshav Malik,Padma Sri, Eminent Poet and Critic (Literature and Art)

This latest collection would come as reaffirmation of the humanitarian philosophy, which has been the mainstay of her poetry over the years.

-Dr. J.P. Das, Renowned Poet, Recipient of Saraswati Samman


Dr. J. Bhagyalakshmi has skillfully and truthfully picturised the age old saga of she (woman) to fit into every age. She has an experience which she cannot share with anyone, perhaps it is the enlighten­ment of knowing life or death, or (not withstanding Leadbeater) experience of life after death. Bhagyalakshmi makes readers numb with sadness at the end of the saga of ‘she’.

- Dr. V.S. Rama Devi,

Eminent writer,

Former Governor,

Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.

In Dr. J. Bhagyalakshmi’s delightful assortment of poems we find nuances of feeling coupled with the cravings and visions of spirit. It is not finding but trembling on the brink of finding the subtle thought. There is a language within language which imparts true poemness to any subject.

Anyone who has an olfactory nerve to smell a flower like Jasmine will certainly enjoy an encounter with her book.

- Prof. I.V. Chalapati Rao,

Chief Editor, Triveni.

About the Author


Dr. J. Bhagyalakshmi, journalist and media consultant based in New Delhi, is a well-known poet and short story writer in English and Telugu. She is also actively involved in translation and contributed to children’s literature substantially. She has over fifty publications which include original writings and translations. Of these there are twelve poetry collections, five short story collections and one literary criticism.

Formerly of Indian Information Service, Bhagyalakshmi edited reputed magazines like Indian and Foreign Review, Communicator and Yojana, several books on various themes including volumes of selected speeches and writings of eminent people. She taught at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, and headed the Department of ‘Publications’. She also held the post of Director (Media) in the Ministry of Rural Development. At present, she is a regular contributor to magazines in English and Telugu as a columnist as well as a creative writer.

She got several awards and honours from reputed literary organisations including the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Some of the major awards are Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Prize, PS. Telugu University Keerti Puraskaram, Jyeshta Literary Award. ‘Katha’ Award, R.K. Narayan Award by Authors Guild of India, Pratibha Puraskar by Delhi Telugu Sangham, Visishta Vyakti Puraskaram by Siddhartha Kala Peetham, Grihalakshmi Swarna Kankanam by Kesari Kuteeram and the Best Writer Pratibha Puraskaram PS.Telugu University of Andhra Pradesh.