From Desire to Desire, Ultimately via Desire to do Karma
Prof. S. A. Hamid works as Professor of English at the Almora Campus of Kumaun University in Uttarkhand, India. The poem ' Desire, Ultimately' is from his poetry collection The Ontology of Desire, which includes new and some selected poems from his earlier poetry collections, namely— Autumn Rainbow, No Man’s Land and Desire, Ultimately. Prof. Hamid, being a poet of desire and intuition, shares his views on the role of desire in his poetry.
Founder of Vatayan: Poetry on South Bank and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Divya Mathur is an award winning and widely published author of five story and seven poetry collections and a novel. She has also edited three highly acclaimed story collections of Indian Women Writers Abroad. Honoured by the Arts Council of England for her outstanding contribution and innovation in the field of Arts, she is committed to promote the cultural aspirations of the Indian community at the level of thought and has been sharing experiences with his readers since 1985. The ex-Programme Director of The Nehru Centre, London, England, for over 20 years, she is listed in the volumes of Inspirational Women and Asian Who's Who. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anshu Johri authors poems, short stories and plays in Hindi and English. She migrated to USA in 1995 and lives in San Jose, California. She grew up in Madhya Pradesh, India and her early education took place in various towns of Madhya Pradesh. She received her Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur and has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, California. She started Udgam, one of the first online Hindi literary magazines of the world in 1998 and was its editor till 2004. She also produced and hosted a radio program ‘Uphaar’ in 2004-2005.
Her published works include Khule Prishtha (Bare Pages- A collection of poems, 1990), Shesh Phir (More Later- A collection of short stories, 2004), Boond ka Dwandwa (Dilemma of a Raindrop- A collection of poems, 2014) and Adrishya Kinara (Invisible Shores- A collection of stories, 2015). Her poems and stories have appeared in reputed Hindi Literary Journals like Kadambini, Vaagarth, Vartmaan Saahitya, Kathakram, Hindi Jagat and Vishwa, among various others. She was a guest speaker at a discourse on ‘New Feminism and New Responses’ among other writers from different languages, organized by the Sahitya Academy of India, Bangalore in June 2015.
Her work in English has appeared in Dukool, Vine Leaves Literary Journal and an anthology Desi Girls published by Hope Road Publishing, U.K. Besides writing, her other passions are painting, teaching Hindi and theatre to kids. She resides at 2839 Norcrest Dr, San Jose CA 95148, U.S.A and can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr. Madhu Bala Saxena (1953) worked as Professor and Head of English Department of IFTM University, Moradabad and Associate Professor and Head of English Department of M.H.P.G. College, Moradabad, U.P. She is M.A. in Sanskrit and English and her doctoral degree in English is on ‘Treatment of Human Relations in the Novels of Somerset Maugham.’ She has been writing research papers and book reviews for various journals and magazines and guiding research scholars of English Literature for the last thirty five years. Her main interest lies in Indian Literature in English, particularly in Indian English Fiction. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. T. Vasudeva Reddy, Professor Emeritus, is an award winning poet, novelist and critic. Born in December 1943 in a village near Tirupati, he did masters in English in 1966; got his Ph. D for his thesis on the novels of Jane Austen. He worked as lecturer, reader and UGC National Fellow and visiting professor, and retired as principal of a government degree college in December 2001. He received the Awards of International Eminent Poet in 1987, Hon. D. Litt. from the WAAC, San Francisco in 1988, Best Teacher Award at the College & University level from the Govt. of AP in 1990, Best Poetry award for his third poetry book The Fleeting Bubbles from Michael Madhusudan Dutt Academy, Calcutta in 1994 and the prestigious U.G.C Award of National Fellowship in 1998. His biography figures in the American Biographical Institute (N. Carolina, USA), International Biographical Institute (Cambridge), Reference India and Asia (New Delhi), and Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi). He has received the international Award of “Excellence in World Poetry” in 2009. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr. Anupam Bansal is Associate Professor of English in M.L. Girls P.G. College, Saharanpur, U.P. She has published over a dozen research papers in prestigious journals and has participated in numerous seminars and workshops of English Language and Literature.
Dr. Gagan Bihari Purohit, a senior lecturer in English in R.N. College, Dura (Ganjam), Odisha has been awarded PhD degree in 2015 by Berhampur University, Odisha, India. His area of research is Indian English Writing, American Writing, Cultural Criticism, Postcolonial Writing, Translation Studies and above all, Creative Writing. He writes poems and stories at frequent intervals. He has published more than ten articles and book reviews in internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed journals. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. A. S. Kushwah is Professor and Head of the Department of English in S.L.P. Govt. P.G. College, Morar, Gwalior, M.P., India. His distinguished poetry has found place in eminent research journals of International repute and anthologies. He was invited for poetry recitation by International Movement for Interdisciplinary Study of Estrangement (I.M.I.S.E), Naples, Italy in 2008. He has attended numerous national and international conferences including Writer’s Festival.
Dr. Sonia Singh Kushwah, Associate Professor in the Department of English in K.R.G. Govt. P.G. College, Gwalior has an experience of 18 years of teaching UG and PG classes. Her articles and poems are published in national and international magazines, journals and books. She is a propagator of peace and feminism, rooted in Indian tradition and culture. She has attended numerous national and international conferences including Writer’s Festival. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
South Korea, June 29, 2016: Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), headquartered in South Korea, sponsored the evening of the 25th of June 2016 at Ottawa City Hall, where Stephen Gill’s book of love sonnets, The Singer of Life, was released by Mr Chandra Arya, Hon’ble Chief Guest of the ceremony. The Hon’ble Guest pointed out the contributions of Canada to world peace and appreciated the works of Stephen Gill as a writer.
“I am thankful to Mr Chandra Arya, Hon’ble Member of Canadian Parliament for releasing my book The Singer of Life, my love sonnets... My book of sonnets, The Singer of Life, is the outcome of the same love— the outcome of peace.” - Stephen Gill.
Poet Laureate of Ansted University and an Adjunct Professor of European-American University, Stephen Gill is an expressive voice of Canada, India and Pakistan. He believes strongly in a democratically elected world government and peace through peaceful means. Global peace and social concerns are the main areas of his interest.