Authored By: Subash C Narula
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 150||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 140.00||Price in (USA) $. 29.95|
Inheritors of the broken sky is a collection of poems. We can make a collage of pictures of a Broken Sky, a Little Boy and the Fakir, The Foliage, Predator, a Chronicler, Touch of Thousand Suns, The Flash of Lightning, The Loom, The Face Unseen, unheard Heartbeat, Rear-view Glass, Last Ambush, Distance, Krishna Sudama, The Hoarse Nightingale, A House or Kaleidoscope, the Skylark!
The poems in this collection have not be chosen going by any chronology. Nor does chronology help one get the correct perspective on the whole body of work to form a coherent view of poet’s world and the profundity which he brings to bear in dealing with man his affairs – what is commonly known as philosophy. Chronology is useful for research purposes. Especially in pursuing the development of a poet’s craft and evolving level of awareness and inclusiveness. It is true, at times a single poem is enough to open a window into the world of the Poet’s world and the depth of penetration of his observation; it can reveal too, his ability to adapt his craft to the content of the recorded observation. The image, simile, metaphor, and diction all fall in place to make the poem that it is.
Narula works at his poems ‘with a fine chisel and goldsmith-hammer that each line, each shape, stands out defined. The most precious part of a live mosaic its soul.’ The soul is undying, so is Narula’s poetry – enduring.
– D. S. Rao, Chicago
Born in 1930, S.C. Narula studied Physics and Astronomy for his graduation at the Government College, Ludhiana, but switched to English Literature for his Masters and got his doctorate from the Delhi University for his study of Christopher Fry. His post-doctoral dissertation on the shorter poems of John Milton won him worldwide academic acclaim. He has travelled extensively and presented papers at national and international seminars; published in scholarly journals, Indian Literature, Indian Journal of English Studies, The Literary Criterion, ARIEL, JSAL...; contributed articles to anthologies; translated Hindi and Punjabi poetry and fiction into English.