Authored By: Narendra Mohan
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 80||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
Matter for Flap I and II
‘For a good many years, I have been enjoying the paintings of medieval to contemporary artists as well as the dance performances covering a wide range from India and abroad and this exposure has greatly added to my aesthetic understanding of art and poetry. Once I go into communion with the lines and colours of the paintings and the language of dance, I am on my wings of imagination. I think there must have been something in my subconscious or childhood memories that helps me to get effortlessly associated with the reflections and the symbolic images of paintings, dance and other art forms. I have no idea of how human subconscious reveals itself, but I do know the art of expressing the experiences connected with the art of painting and dance. Instead of keeping myself restricted to the visual impact of the painting and the rhythmic manifestation of dance, I enter into the backdrop and sometimes keep beyond the limits.’
These are the words of renowned Hindi poet Narendra Mohan whose poems have frequently been published in periodicals and English poetry Volumes.
The poems in the collection Like Love We Receive at one time express the lines and colours of the painting and the thrill of a dance act and at other time manifest the silence, anguish and the loss of identity. It seems poetry, dance and music have kept a kind of creative spell over the creativity of these poems.
This collection contains such aesthetic images that come out of an interaction with painting and dance. The creative moment for writing these poems comes to the poet exactly like the creative moment for a painter and dancer. Sometimes they interact so powerfully that the flash of one ignite the creativity of the other. It is a complex process operating at different levels to make a painting and dance live in a poem.
A must read collection of poems for the lovers of poetry.
Narendra Mohan has a Doctorate in Literature from Punjab University Chandigarh, and has been a Visiting Professor at various universities and institutions like the Indian institute of Advanced StudyShimla, Baba Sahib Ambedkar University, Aurangabad and Goa University.
An eminent poet, playwright and critic, he has secured his place as a prominent figure in the Indian Literary Scene. He is a significant playwright, having written and published nine plays, beginning from Kahe Kabir Sono Bhai Sadho (1988) to Manch Andhere Mein (2011) which have been staged by eminent theatre personalities and groups throughout India and abroad. He has contributed a lot to Indian theatre in his own special way.
Narendra Mohan is a distinguished poet. Ten collections of poetry- Iss Hadsey Mein (1975) to Rang Aakash Mein Shabd (2011)- have earned him critical appreciation and fame. He is a trendsetter in poetry- VicharKavita and Lambi Kavita. His critical works initiated new discourses on Partition and Manto. His complete works have been published in twelve volumes.
Dr. Narendra Mohan has presented papers at several literary conferences and seminars nationally as well as internationally. His creative talents have also earned him applause on the small screen.
His works have been translated into a number of Indian languages, including Marathi, Kannada, Urdu, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi and English.
He is a recipient of top national awards and honours in recognition of his literary merits.