Friday, July 03, 2009

Sri Aurobindo deserves more attention than he has managed so far

#1 Tusar N. Mohapatra URL July 25, 2007 12:32 AM
Sri Aurobindo is excluded from the author's list of recommendations. His Savitri is a marvel. [Savitri Era Learning Forum: The Life Divine should sometimes also ...]
#2 Vivek URL July 25, 2007 03:10 AM
Aurobindo does not find mention because as a poet he is quite an unknown entity; perhaps he deserves more attention than he has managed so far, but fact of the matter is that the poets I mentioned here are not only the most celebrated authors in their languages, in most cases they are the most influential thinkers, writers, poets of their age and their appeal is universal.
I should have included Valmiki, Ved Vyas, Ovid, and some Chinese poets as well as poets from many other languages.

Vivek Sharma is a Pushcart nominated poet, an engineer with a PhD, a career scientist and an Indian-American writer. His work is published or forthcoming in Poetry, Atlanta Review, The Cortland Review, Kartika Review, Bateau, etc. He contributes columns and verses to Divya Himachal (Hindi newspaper in India) and his research is published in science journals. Vivek spend his childhood in Himachal Pradesh, undergraduate days in IIT Delhi, doctoral days in & around Georgia Tech, Atlanta and is currently a postdoctoral research associate in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA). Vivek's first collection, "Saga of a Crumpled Piece of Paper" (63 poems, English) will be published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta in 2009.

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