Poet: R K Raizada (Kumar Ravindra)
Publisher: Writers Workshop
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Małgorzata Skałbania, born in 1965 in Tychy, Silesia in Poland, is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and intern in the Academy of Fine Arts in Kampen, the Netherlands. She has published one of two her dramas: Golej divi-divi”; three books of poetry: Accretion ("naleciałości"), Der Schmutztitel ("szmuctytuł") and ćwirko. She lives in Lublin, Poland, where she works as a upholsterer. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Konstantinos Spiliotis, born in Nafplio, Greece, has a Bachelor in Landscaping and Plant Pathology and Master in Management & Technology. He has written poems, novels, plays and scripts. Some of them have been adapted for the theatre and cinema, by him. His works includes novels: Look At How The Sky Is Running, Cherry Tree Orchard and “#X”; plays: Thirteen Moons To Ithaca, The Arrow Of Panacea-Asclepius, God Of Medicine and Look At How The Sky Is Running” (adaptation from the novel); collections of poems: Flutterings of Passion, Wishes, Musical Notes, Rejection of The Senses, Wiseacre and Cannibalistic Lovers; Movie Scripts: The Silence, Cardamom And Stardust (adaptation from the novel Look At How The Sky Is Running). He is a full member of the Panhellenic Union of Philologist writers and his work is under the auspices of the Argolis Club for UNESCO. He is currently Artistic Director at the Cultural & Entertainment Company “Proskinio”. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Devi Nangrani, born in Karachi, Sindh in 1941, is a celebrated Sindhi, Hindi and English poet, writer and critic. Sindhi being her mother tongue, she started her write ups with Hindi Ghazal, and then to the translation of literary works from Sindhi to Hindi and vice versa. She has published 24 books, and her stories and articles have also appeared in various magazines and newspapers of national and international repute. She is a recipient of the NCPSL Award. She resides at USA- 480 W Surf Street, Elmhurst IL 60126 and can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Satish Kumar, who retired from Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Services Commission (Class I), worked as Professor and Head in three Government Colleges as well as the Principal of five Government Colleges of Uttar Pradesh. He has authored a number of books including Edgar Allen Poe: Style and Structure of His Short Stories, Literary Explorations, and his four volumes on Indian Writing in English, namely, A Survey of Indian English Prose, A Survey of Indian English Poetry, A Survey of Indian English Drama and A Survey of Indian English Novel. He had also been the former Dean, Faculty of Arts, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, U.P. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Ajay K Chaubey (PhD) is an Assistant Professor (English) at the Department of Sciences & Humanities, National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand, India. His key publications include V S Naipaul (Atlantic, 2015), Salman Rushdie (Atlantic, 2016) followed by South Asian Diaspora (in three volumes) to be released by Rawat Publications, Jaipur by the end of this year. Additionally, he has co-edited two volumes on Indian Diaspora entitled Transnational Passages: An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism (Vol. I) and Discursive Passages: An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism (Vol.II) from Yking Books, Jaipur in 2015. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh is presently serving as Assistant Professor and Head of English Department at Swami Shukdevanand Postgraduate College, Shahjahanpur, U.P., India. His recently edited book From Home to House is published from Harper Collins, India. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr S K Garg, who is Professor and Head of the Department of English in S R M University, Delhi-NCR, Sonepat, Haryana, has vast teaching and research experiences. He has participated in several seminars and conferences of national and international repute. He is also the recipient of state level award for his contribution to higher education. He can be contacted through his email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org