Monday, 3. October 2016 - 15:17 Uhr

R K Singh: In Conversation with Abnish Singh Chauhan

“... portray the picture, or create the image of what obtains, and leave the rest to the readers’ imagination, or decision, if you like. No advice, no judgment.  New technologies have thrown up new issues, new norms, new values. The important thing now is to communicate, to interact, to talk about whatever issues or values bother you as an individual. You can’t live by your prejudices or traditional ideas alone, if you hope to be relevant.  The new age demands new language, new expression, new metaphors.”— R K Singh. Read More 


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Monday, 3. October 2016 - 15:08 Uhr

Author Satish Kumar with Abnish Singh Chauhan

Prof. Satish Kumar, a prolific writer of his age, has written a number of books including Survey of Indian English Poetry, Survey of Indian English Novel, Survey of Indian English Novel and Survey of Indian English Prose. His Survey of Indian English Novel was appreciated highly by Mulk Raj Anand. Watch these videos to know what he thinks of Indian Saint Poetry in English:



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Monday, 3. October 2016 - 11:39 Uhr

R K Singh

R K Singh was born on 31st December 1950 in Varanasi. He did his M.A. in English literature from Banaras Hindu University in 1972 and Ph.D. from now Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapath, Varanasi in 1981. In the beginning of his career, he worked as Compilation Officer in the District Gazetteers Department, Lucknow in 1973 and as a journalist with the Press Trust of India, New Delhi from 1973 to 1974. Then he switched his job and became Lecturer at the Royal Bhutan Polytechnic, Deothang, Bhutan for aperiod of two years. In 1976, he joined the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad as Lecturer. In 1983 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and Head, and after a decade, he became full Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the same institution. He recently retired as Professor (HAG) from Indian School of Mines (now IIT), Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India.


R. K. Singh has authored more than 160 research articles and 175 book reviews. He has published 40 books, including:  Savitri: A Spiritual Epic (Criticism, 1984); My Silence (poems, 1985);Using English in Science and Technology (1988; rev. & rept. 2000; rev. & expanded, 2010; an EST textbook); Indian English Writing: 1981-1985: Experiments with Expression (1987; rept. 1991; ed. Critical essays);  Recent Indian English Poets: Expressions and Beliefs (ed. Critical essays, 1992);  Two Poets: R.K. Singh (I DO NOT QUESTION) Ujjal Singh Bahri (THE GRAMMAR OF MY LIFE) (poems, 1994); My Silence and Other Selected Poems : 1974-1994 (poems, 1996);  Above the Earth’s Green (poems, 1997);Anger in Action: Explorations of Anger in Indian Writing in English (ed. Critical essays, 1997);  Psychic Knot: Search for Tolerance in Indian English Fiction (ed. Critical essays, 1998);  New Zealand Literature: Some Recent Trends (ed. Critical essays, 1998); Every Stone Drop Pebble (haiku, 1999); Cover to Cover (poems, 2002); Pacem in Terris ( haiku, English and Italian, 2003); Communication : Grammar and Composition (textbook, 2003); Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri: Essays on Love, Life and Death (2005); Teaching English for Specific Purposes: An Evolving Experience (2005); Voices of the Present: Critical Essays on Some Indian English Poets (2006); The River Returns (tanka and haiku collection, 2006); Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009); Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010);  New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012);Indian Poetry in English: In Search of Identity (coedited, 2012);  I Am No Jesus and Other Selected Poems, Tanka and Haiku (2014), and You Can’t Scent Me and Other Selected Poems (2016), etc.


His works have been anthologized in about 180 publications, while his editorial activities extend to include guest-editing of Language Forum, 1986, 1995, and Creative Forum, 1991, 1997, 1998, besides being Co-editor of the latter publication from 1987-90, General Editor of Creative Forum New Poets Series, and service on the editorial boards of various journals and magazines. He has evaluated about 50 Ph.D theses from various universities. Many awards and honours have been conferred on him: These include an  Honorary Litt.D.  from the World Academy of Arts and Culture, Taiwan (1984), Fellowship of the International Writers and Artists Association, USA (1988), Michael Madhusudan Award, Kolkata (1994), Ritsumeikan University Peace Museum Award, Kyoto (1999), Life Time Achievement Award of the International Poets Academy, Chennai (2009), Prize of Corea Literature Award, Seoul (2013), Nazar Look Prize for Poetry, Romania (2013), Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize, Lebanon (2015), Aichi Prefecture Board of Education Award, Japan (2015), and Extraordinary Ambassador of Gratis Culture, FGC, Lebanon, 2016.  His poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prize, 2013 and 2014. 


He resides at J/4 (W), Rd. No.1/Block B, Vastu Vihar Colony, N H 2, Govindpur -828109 (Dhanbad), Jharkhand and can also be contacted at



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Friday, 15. July 2016 - 14:09 Uhr

Poet S A Hamid with Sudhir K Arora

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.




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Friday, 15. July 2016 - 10:01 Uhr

Syed Ali Hamid

Syed Ali HamidSyed Ali Hamid is popular for naturalness, cosmopolitan vision and loving heart. His poetry collections include Autumn Rainbow (1993), No Man’s Land (2003) and Desire, Ultimately (2013). His recent poetry collection is The Ontology of Desire: New and Selected Poems (2015), which, besides new poems, contains selected poems from his earlier collections. Critics have high opinion about his poetry.


At present, Hamid is working as Professor of English at Kumaun University Campus, Almora in Uttarakhand, India. As a translator, he was awarded by the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy in 1990 for his translation of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea into Urdu. The fusion of Lacknavi culture and Almora’s spiritualism makes him a true human being who sings the song of desire—desire for love, peace, joy and freedom. 


Professor Hamid has two daughters. He lives at ‘Ehsas’, Ranidhara Road, Almora-263601 (Uttarakhand). He can also be contacted at



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