Authored By: Himamshu
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 100||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 175.00||Price in (USA) $. 14|
“The Soloist and Her Orchestra” is a collection of poems written over a span of eight years. Most poems have been my reactions to situations that I was faced with and fictional stories that I wove in my mind. I have not worked with any restrictions while penning my poems down, they have generally been “reactions” and “expressions”- uninhibited and unabashed. Believing that some of my poems carry abstract themes and a skewed presentation, I have written an introduction to each. My advice to readers would be to read the poem, interpret it out of understanding and then proceed to read the introduction. This is my first collection of poems and I hope readers will ride the emotions that these poems offer. I would consider mine a job well done even if some poem(s) from this book linger in their minds even for a while after they have been read.
It’s a new beginning—new ideas, new expression and a new author!
Himamshu—taking his first steps in the literary world through this book, was born and brought up in Hyderabad before relocating to Bengaluru at the beginning of his career. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and a person of varied interests ranging from military policy to music.
He describes himself as a typical urban Indian- living in crowded places and fervently searching for his true calling in life. Writing happened to him by chance when he tried to write lyrics for his college’s band, but it set off a strong urge in him to continue for it was here that he found pristine happiness. He sees his works as avenues of expression and a path to an unknown destination- which he craves for from time to time. His writings are based on his experiences and his reactions to situations.
“The Soloist and Her Orchestra” being his first collection of poems is a mix of universal themes and imagination. The tone of the work and the point of view that he thrusts the readers into makes this collection, in his own words,“uniquely Indian but essentially global”.