Authored By: Pravat Kumar Padhy
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 100||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 175.00||Price in (USA) $. 14|
Poems come to my mind as fragrance to flower.AnythingI see, it creates a symbolic frame in my mind......... “when I see a small grain of seed,I feel it is tiny/because it nests with care/the mightiest in it”.
The inner sense of the writings discovers the wonders of life amalgamating the socio-political resonance and metaphysical intuition. Rayan Kelly, Editor, The Houston Literary Review, USA describes, “Padhy is a reporter, or recorder, who paints the landscape of suffering as he sees it”.
Poetry is the quintessence of human urge and awareness. It contours the human expression and reflects the vivid dimensions to the society.It is the interface of self with the surroundings. Prof. Shashi Kant Uppal comments, “P.K.Padhy, in his poem “Life Circus” brings forth the alienation of the worker from contemporary economic structure ……The moment it dawns on him that he is being exploited becomes the starting point of alienation …..and walks free towards a new horizon.
The essence of the present book meanders through the journey resonating the emotional muse of life embedded within the complex social landscape.
Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Berhampur, Odisha, India. He holds Masters in Science and Technology and Ph. D in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad. He has a certification of Executive Education Programme on “Advanced Management” from IIM-Bangalore.
His literary work has been widely anthologized andreferred in Indian Literature, Anger in Action: Exploration in Indian Writing in English, Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English, etc. His poems appeared in many national and international journals including American Poetry Anthology, Commonwealth Quarterly, Art and Poetry Today, Creative Forum, Poetry, Poetcrit, Literary Endeavour, Poets for Living Waters, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, The Houston Literary Review, Aphelion, Englyn, Diogen, Australian Society of Poets, Write Clique, The Red River Review, etc.
His Japanese short form of poetry namely haiku and tanka appeared in many international journals and anthologies. His poetry won the Editors’ Choice Award at Asian American Poetry, Poetbay, Writers Guild of India, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada, UNESCO International Year of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Commendation Award, Creatrix Haiku Commendation Award and IAFOR Vladimir Devide