Vihang A. Naik’s Acclaimed Book Of English Poems Returns To Reprints
‘City Times and Other Poems’ is an insightful tale of the human condition
Indian poet and author, Vihang A. Naik remembers his childhood as one marked by constant moving. He was born into a Gujarati language-speaking family in Surat, Gujarat. From the so-called Jewel of the West, he moved to Baroda, Ahmadabad and other cities out of Gujarat. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity and in “City Times and Other Poems” he shares these observations in the brilliant medium of poetry.
“City Times and Other Poems” takes place at two levels. On one level, it is about a city and a very human story about the world. On another, it is a metaphysical journey and a tale of self-discovery. Naik describes his work as a “product of today’s society” and with it he hopes to awaken his readers to a new level of existence.
“The city includes everything. Human nature while living in a city, the way city creates underdogs as well as skyscrapers and the effect on human lives. It was market places and crowds. It was also love, memory, pain, exile and alienation, knowledge and wisdom. One would search for meaning or purpose in life while living in a city. Of course, behind everything it was ultimately, discovery of the self,” says Vihang .
Insightful and unforgettable, “City Times and Other Poems” captures stories of a poet caught up in the swirl of changing times, the ups and downs of human experience and the quest for self-discovery. These poems, in their entirety, are immersive, fascinating and most of all, they are true.
“City Times and Other Poems” By Vihang A. Naik
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781491897133
e Book | ISBN: 978-1-4918-9714-0 (e)
Library of Congress Control Number : 2014904375
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Play
About the Author
Vihang A. Naik was born in Surat, Gujarat on September 2, 1969. His poetry have been published: Poetry Manifesto: New & Selected Poems (2010), Making A Poem (2004), City Times and Other Poems (1993). Jeevangeet (Gujarati Poems) in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001. He also translates poetry written in the Gujarati language into English, including his own Gujarati language poems. He is educated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He took teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat where he lives. His literary info can be found at www.vihang.org
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